Ruler of the Realm (The Faerie Wars Chronicles Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Queen Holly Blue is suspicious when Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, offers the Faeries of the Light a peace treaty. But while the Faeries are bickering, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are plotting a takeover. They deviously implant Henry Atherton with a controlling device and force him to kidnap Blue, right under the noses of her brother, Pyrgus, and ...
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Ruler of the Realm (The Faerie Wars Chronicles Series #3)

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Overview


Queen Holly Blue is suspicious when Lord Hairstreak, leader of the Faeries of the Night, offers the Faeries of the Light a peace treaty. But while the Faeries are bickering, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are plotting a takeover. They deviously implant Henry Atherton with a controlling device and force him to kidnap Blue, right under the noses of her brother, Pyrgus, and Lord Hairstreak. Grand adventure ensues as Henry and his friends rush to save the Faerie Realm.



This dynamic new novel lives up to its predecessors in every way, filling each page with a fast-paced story that will thrill fans new and old.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The third book of the Faerie Wars Chronicles, Ruler of the Realm by Herbie Brennan, finds Queen Holly Blue barely installed on her throne before she is kidnapped-just as the kingdom is attempting to stave off war between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Denise Daley
Queen Holly Blue is new to the throne. In fact, the sixteen-year-old ruler recently became the Faerie Queen after her father's murder and her brother's refusal to accept the position. Blue's empire has been attacked twice by the Faeries of the Night and another strike is possible, even though their leader, Lord Hairstreak, has offered to negotiate a non-aggression treaty. While suspicion, skepticism, and mistrust amongst the Faeries of the Light and the Faeries of the Night continue, the Demons of the Faerie Realm are secretly plotting their own sinister takeover. A combination of magical spells, futuristic advancements, and everyday realism add adventure and excitement to this fantastical story. The plot is enthralling and it cleverly unfolds to reveal a connection that reaches an exhilarating climax. This is part of the "Faerie Wars Chronicles" series.
VOYA
This third book in The Faerie Wars Chronicles, follows Henry, Pyrgus, Holly Blue, and Mr. Fogartyas they prepare for war against the Faeries of the Night. Blue, now Queen of the Realm, is suspicious when her untrustworthy Uncle Hairstreak offers to open negotiations, but she eventually learns that Hairstreak is insignificant compared to other dangers facing the Realm, including a new weapon that could completely alter the balance of power. Meanwhile as Henry deals with his parents' new romantic relationships, he begins to wonder if he imagined his earlier adventures in the Realm. This installment is more interesting and more significant than the second book, Purple Emperor (Bloomsbury, 2004/VOYA February 2005). Brennan, however, has an unfortunate habit of ending a chapter every time there is a clever one-liner, and there are literally several successive one- and two-page chapters following the same characters and plot thread, such that the breaks are completely unnecessary and often annoying. Nonetheless it is an interesting world, and the book's ending, while slightly abrupt and not entirely believable, contains a few surprises and is generally satisfying. There is also a six-page glossary of terms and characters. The book is likely to be popular among teen readers and is worthy of inclusion in any library serving that population. It should be noted that while there are several references to the demons' plan to forcibly interbreed with the Faeries of the Light, particularly Blue, there are no graphic scenes. VOYA CODES: 3Q 4P S (Readable without serious defects; Broad general YA appeal; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12). 2006, Bloomsbury, 432p., Ages 15 to 18.
—AmySisson
School Library Journal
Gr 7–10
This third book in the series continues the story of Queen Blue; her brother, Pyrgus; the human Henry; evil Lord Hairstreak; and even more vile Beleth. Blue is now Queen of the Faerie Realm and unexpectedly finds herself receiving an offer of peace from the Faeries of the Night. While she is suspicious, she decides to travel to see if Lord Hairstreak's offer is genuine. Combine this with Henry's abduction by aliens while back on Earth, and readers set off on a wild ride filled with faeries, demons, and illusions culminating in an ending that has the entire Realm in jeopardy. Brennan's humor and clear language carry the action forward at a brisk pace, yet allow beloved characters to be revisited and enjoyed. The entire series strikes a unique balance between fantasy and science fiction, so these books are not bound by the conventions of either genre. The story is riveting, the action is fast, and the characters are convincing. Recommend it to fans of Eoin Colfer's "Artemis Fowl" series (Hyperion).
—Tasha SaeckerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Snappy pacing keeps the pages turning in this third installment of the wars between Faeries of the Light, Faeries of the Night and demons from Hael. Sixteen-year-old Blue is now queen of the Faerie Realm, advised by two iconically funky adults. The FONs' leader offers a highly suspect truce for negotiation just as Pyrgus, 17, discovers strange crystal flowers being grown on a FON's estate. Henry, a 17-year-old friend from the Analogue world (ours), arrives by way of a flying saucer and inexplicably kidnaps Blue. Time stoppage and aliens cause twists, as do events that are later annulled (possibly disaffecting some readers). Magic and science are blurred ("spell technology") and un-detailed. Brennan's characters seem younger than their ages and his prose is often cluttered; however, images are colorful, and the ricocheting narrative-each chapter ending in suspense and the next chapter jumping to a different plotline-pulls readers to a surprisingly satisfying conclusion. (glossary) (Fantasy. 10-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599904054
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • Publication date: 1/15/2011
  • Series: Faerie Wars Chronicles Series, #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 86,263
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 1.12 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Herbie Brennan lives and works in Ireland. He is the author of many wonderful books for both adults and children.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 25, 2008

    i loved it

    i loved this book! it really keeps you reading, i cant wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2007

    fast paced

    this was really good. it was an amazing third book to this series. Henry and Blue come at it. makes you wanting more. cannot wait for the fourth book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2013

    I love the characters more and more with every book in the serie

    I love the characters more and more with every book in the series!  Plots are fun and totally unpredictable.  His humor is fun and unexpected.
    One of my all time favorite series!

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    Posted January 17, 2013

    Gret book

    This whole series is great but this book is extraordinary.

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