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The Faeman Quest (The Faerie Wars Chronicles Series #5)
     

The Faeman Quest (The Faerie Wars Chronicles Series #5)

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by Herbie Brennan
 

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Herbie Brennan's popular and critically acclaimed Faerie Wars series is well known for its cast of magical characters, hilarious dialogue, and wildly inventive flights of fantasy. Now, with The Faeman Quest, Brennan returns to the world of Faerie to introduce a new character - Mella, the daughter of King Consort Henry and Queen Holly Blue. When Mella

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Herbie Brennan's popular and critically acclaimed Faerie Wars series is well known for its cast of magical characters, hilarious dialogue, and wildly inventive flights of fantasy. Now, with The Faeman Quest, Brennan returns to the world of Faerie to introduce a new character - Mella, the daughter of King Consort Henry and Queen Holly Blue. When Mella accidentally travels to the country of Haleklind, she discovers rebel forces preparing an invasion using a terrifying new magical weapon.

This novel features old favorites-Brimstone, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak's head-but readers will identify immediately with Mella, whose stubborn streak and fiesty daring must save the Faerie realm from mass destruction.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Amy Sisson
The Faeman Quest, Brennan's fifth book in the Faerie Wars series, opens with a much-needed refreshing development: Henry and Holly Blue have a teenage daughter named Mella, who has used a memory spell on her parents to make them forget her so that she can steal away to visit the Analogue World. Mella's initial exploits in our world are amusing; she pretends to be visiting from New Zealand, but the fact that kitchen appliances stymie her and ordinary hot tea makes her intoxicated tends to give her away. Unfortunately, Mella's presence is not quite enough to sustain interest when interspersed with the tired plot machinations of Hairstreak, Chalkhill, and Brimstone, the same three villains from the previous volumes who are essentially interchangeable in terms of their evil-for-the-sake-of-evil motivations. Also dragging the book down is the fact that Henry, in spite of years as the married King Consort, still comes across as an awkward adolescent who mainly wants to avoid embarrassing himself in front of his much brighter wife. Pyrgus, Holly's brother, makes a reappearance, but he too seems to bumble about, depending on luck and the gullibility of others. Finally, while the ending is not precisely a cliffhanger, it is an open-ended development that simply promises more of the same. All that said, these books still show enough humor and imagination to keep less discerning readers entertained. Libraries would do well to base purchasing decisions on the popularity of the earlier books where possible. Reviewer: Amy Sisson
Children's Literature - Kasey Giard
When Faerie Princess Mella sneaks out of her the Purple Palace and teleports to the human realm, she has no idea she's being hunted by a hired assassin. Lord Hairstreak has returned and so have his ambitions to rule the Faerie Realm. To do so, he will have to dispose of the princess. But Queen Holly Blue and King Consort Henry journey after Princess Mella and through her disappearance, uncover a sinister plot meant to destroy the whole kingdom. Brennan's fifth novel in the "Faerie Wars" series does not disappoint. The Faeman Quest is ripe with witty plot twists, fun characters and quirky dialogue, making the story difficult to put down. Far from the cliche fairy story, Brennan's imaginative tale is fresh and enchanting, full of the types of characters one would enjoy reading about again and again. While a large part of the story focuses on adult characters, teen readers will love spunky sixteen year-old Mella and enjoy her story. Recommended. Reviewer: Kasey Giard

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599904764
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Faerie Wars Chronicles Series , #5
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
1,367,146
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

HERBIE BRENNAN lives and works in Ireland. He is the author of many imaginative and fantastical books for both adults and children, including the New York Times bestselling Faerie Wars series and The Shadow Project.
www.faeriewars.com

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Faeman Quest (The Faerie Wars Chronicles Series #5) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all the books in the series.  You can't help but love all the characters.  Plots are filled with twists and turns.  And Brennan's humor make it even more fun.  One of my all time favorite series!  Hope Brennan makes more books in the series!  
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It is a simple house built in the boughs of a tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool story bro