The Eighth Square

The Eighth Square

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by J. Aleksandr Wootton
     
 

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Dodging unwelcome encounters with the supernatural is making Petra Godfellow's freshman year very difficult.

Emissaries from the imprisoned Faerie Queen are looking for her. Members of the Green Kingdom Militia watch her everywhere she goes. Worst of all, servants of James Oberon keep trying to kidnap her. All because they believe that Petra is a direct descendant

Overview

Dodging unwelcome encounters with the supernatural is making Petra Godfellow's freshman year very difficult.

Emissaries from the imprisoned Faerie Queen are looking for her. Members of the Green Kingdom Militia watch her everywhere she goes. Worst of all, servants of James Oberon keep trying to kidnap her. All because they believe that Petra is a direct descendant of Robin the Puck, and therefore endowed with special powers that can help them.

Petra is pretty certain she doesn't have any special powers. She didn't know anything about Faerie, or the thousands of Fayborn refugees living in hiding here on earth, until this past summer. She's still not sure she believes any of it; after all, her aunt, her godfather, and her roommate do seem a bit crazy.

Petra's friends and family have tried hard to keep her safe so that she can have the 'normal' college experience she wants, but the Fayborn seeking her help are getting desperate...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492860945
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Meet the Author

J. Aleksandr Wootton is the author of the Fayborn novel series and a miscellany of other writings. He is professor of folklore at Lightfoot College, where his research focuses on post-war Faerie and on anecdotes of encounters between humans and fay.

He enjoys cooking, gardening, and long conversations accompanied by a well-brewed pint.

His website is www.jackwootton.com.

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The Eighth Square 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Goodknighted More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this sequel to Her Unwelcome Inheritance (I would strongly recommend reading that book first). The characters develop in interesting ways and Wootton continues to balance character and story development with good action and intrigue. This was a good read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At last we have the second book to the Fayborn series! Stronger and tighter even than Her Unwelcome Inheritance, The Eighth Square is not to be missed. Once I started in on Petra’s dreams, I didn’t want to put the book down. Clever, engaging, and creative, The Eighth Square is Potter, Inception, Narnia, Metamorphosis, and fairy tales woven together. Arachne could not have done it better. We salute the Fairie historian, Professor Wootton!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In J. Aleksandr Wooten's second installment of the Fayborn books, Petra continues in her journey from disbelief to acceptance of who she is and her unique role in Faerie's destiny. As soon as you begin reading, you won't want to stop. Exciting plot twists and creative character development capture your attention, and you find yourself fully immersed in the characters' lives. Mr. Wooten's artistry as a writer is especially amplified in this book, as he has molded his voice and style into something truly special. If you liked Her Unwelcome Inheritance, you're going to love The Eighth Square.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As an avid reader, I reserve a special appreciation for books that make me want to stay up and keep reading, no matter how tired I am or how late it is. This, the second installment in the Fayborn trilogy, is one of these. The continuing narrative of Petra's adventures navigating a world she never knew existed, and still isn't quite sure whether to fully believe in, is engrossing, imaginative, whimsical, highly entertaining, and appropriately mind-boggling. The book's nightmare sequence in particular is a stand-out. The Eighth Square is a must-read!