The Torn Wing

The Torn Wing

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by Kiki Hamilton
     
 

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Book Two of THE FAERIE RING Series

London 1872 -

A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...

As the orphan who stole the Queen's ring - only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court - Tiki's greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge

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Book Two of THE FAERIE RING Series

London 1872 -

A bloody escape, a deadly threat, a shocking revelation...

As the orphan who stole the Queen's ring - only to find the ring was a reservoir that held a truce between the world of Faerie and the British Court - Tiki's greatest fear suddenly becomes all too real: the fey have returned to London seeking revenge. As war escalates in the Otherworld, Queen Victoria's youngest son, Prince Leopold, is attacked. In order to protect her family and the ones she loves, she needs to know the meaning of an fáinne sí, the birthmark that winds around her wrist. But will Tiki be brave enough to face the truth?

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Book Two in the Faerie Ring series picks up where the previous book ended and continues the tale. Newcomers to the series will have no trouble catching up with the goings-on of Tiki, Rieker and their gang of ex-pickpockets in Hamilton's latest (The Faerie Ring, 2011). The issue of the queen's stolen ring has been mostly resolved; now it's time for the protagonist to understand who she is and the meaning of the birthmark on her wrist. The biggest obstacle to Tiki's self-discovery is also her best source for information: the inexplicable Larkin, a faery whose agenda is completely and often frustratingly hidden. Larkin pops in and out of the human world at will, refusing to disclose information that would enrich Tiki's journey. There's also the possibility that Tiki holds the key to end the tension building between the two faery factions: the Seelies and the UnSeelies. The plot revolves around her quest to find out if Larkin's being truthful about Tiki's heritage. This is a fun read, all but impossible to put down, and Tiki's burgeoning relationship with Rieker is sweet and just right. Other high points include Tiki's bravery when facing the UnSeelie king, her interactions with the royal family and her struggles with the changes in her life. She's a lucky woman, and in the end, we find out why: As always when dealing with the fae, all is not what it seems at first glance, and that includes Tiki, herself. While not enough attention is given to the political machinations between the Seelies and the UnSeelies, nor to the fae/human relationship, Tiki, Rieker and their crew can easily sustain readers' interest. More skillful and consistent copy editing would tip the scales heavily in Hamilton's favor. Lovers of fairy tales and Victorian England aren't the only readers who will be charmed by this story of self-discovery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781470131432
Publisher:
Fair Wind Books
Publication date:
08/09/2012
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
382,901
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.71(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Kiki Hamilton is the author of THE FAERIE RING fantasy series. She believes in magic and the idea of hidden worlds co-existing with our own. Kiki lives near Seattle, though she dreams of living in London one day. Visit her website at: www.kikihamilton.com or www.thefaeriering.com

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