Shadow Kiss

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Ryan, Ashlyn and Michael might appear to be normal teenagers, but the three friends lead secret double lives as Guardians between the parallel realms of Earth and of Fairie. Fairie, a magical land populated by dragons, dwarves and orcs, is also the home of elves, including Ashlyn's boyfriend Ringyar, Michael's love interest Deleigha and Ryan's girlfriend Elazandra, the queen of the realm. The three teens have already participated in fantastic and dangerous adventures in the realm of Fairie; now they suggest that their elvish paramours spend a weekend on Earth. Meanwhile, Ryan is being sorely tempted by the mysterious Shadow, an exotic and seductive cheerleader who seems deaf to Ryan's proclamations of love for Elazandra. When the three elves arrive at the Renaissance Festival, they accidentally leave the fairie ring between the worlds open too long, and disaster ensues when dwarves, dragons and even a few orcs pop up at the fair and when Elazandra grows jealous of Shadow, who might be even more trouble than she first appears. This thoroughly derivative fantasy, freely borrowing specific devices and details from Tolkien and from Norse mythology, is also woodenly written and riddled with punctuation and grammatical errors. The biggest mystery here is not Shadow's identity but rather why the elves, with regal language and very adult responsibilities, would be romantically interested in junior high school students, particularly ones as immature and, like, as annoying as the three in this book. Book 4 of the "Fairie Ring" series. 2001, Royal Fireworks Press, $9.99. Ages 12 to 16. Reviewer: Norah Piehl AGES: 12 13 14 15 16
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880925280
  • Publisher: Royal Fireworks Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2001
  • Series: The Fairie Ring Ser.
  • Pages: 140
  • Age range: 11 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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