An Elfy on the Loose

An Elfy on the Loose

by Barb Caffrey

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BN ID: 2940149517916
Publisher: Twilight Times Books
Publication date: 04/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,028,539
File size: 893 KB

About the Author

Barb Caffrey is a writer, editor, musician, and composer. She holds two degrees and is an inveterate and omnivorous reader. Her short fiction is available in Bedlam's Edge, How Beer Saved the World, and the forthcoming Stars of Darkover, while her poetry has been published in the Bearing North anthology, Joyful Online, Written Word online magazine and the Midwest Literary Review.

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An Elfy on the Loose 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This author is gifted in the turn off the pen. I really wish there was more he's but I'll keep waiting until the next book is released [nudge nudge]
NNLight More than 1 year ago
I personally love science fiction/ fantasy books. It's one of my favorite genres and my love for SFF goes all the way back to A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. An Elfy on the Loose reminded me of A Wrinkle in Time from it's complex world-building to its intelligent dialogue. An Elfy on the Loose centers around the relationship between Bruno and Sarah, but it's so much more than just a teen romance. Barb Caffrey weaves together multi-layered characters(including Bruno, Sarah, Roberto and Dennis the Dark Elf), magic, elfs, humans and the ultimate adventure: falling in love. I laughed, cried, gasped and gripped my e-reader tightly. I was completely enthralled. I must confess, however, I did get lost a few times in the plot and the dialogue went a bit over my head at times. This isn't a bad thing as the masterful J. R. R. Tolkien's books had the same effect on me.  The abrupt ending was a surprise (middle of the conversation) but I believe the sequel will pick up where this book left off. I can't wait! :)
Elfriend More than 1 year ago
Books shouldn’t be allowed to end with cliff-hangers like that. An Elfy on the Loose by Barb Caffrey is part of the Elfy Duology, and as the first of a two-parter, ends at a point where you are building for a big confrontation, but it hasn’t happened yet. Of course, you wouldn’t care about what happens, if she hadn’t drawn you in. But she did draw me in. The world, or should I say worlds, that Caffrey built are a good setting for the story she places in it, of which I think only a small part is actually displayed in this first part of the duology. I kept reading to find out what happened. Which doesn’t mean that I always found the reading easy going. I tried to figure why I sometimes felt labored at reading, and yet driven to continue. I think it had something to do with the dialogue. The conversations between the two main characters were a little odd sometimes, and quite extensive at the same time. It is that don’t show, tell, concept, but backwards, that my writing professors in college always pushed. I mentioned how good Caffrey’s world construction was. That is true, but its presentation, often in the extensive dialogue sections, often had a slightly mechanical sense to it. It wasn’t quite as organic as, say, the world of Tolkien’s  Middle Earth. But that isn’t a fair comparison — especially of an author’s first published work against a literary masterpiece. I expect both of these elements to smooth out and get better as Caffrey works on the second part of the duology.  I hope they come out sometime. I need to KNOW what is going to happen. So go pick up a copy and learn about the Elfy world — and how the plural of elf is elfs, not elves.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago