by Wen Spencer

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ISBN-13: 9781451639124
Publisher: Baen
Publication date: 05/28/2013
Series: Elfhome
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 312,259
Product dimensions: 4.38(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.18(d)

About the Author

John W. Campbell Award Winner Wen Spencer resides in paradise in Hilo, Hawaii with two volcanoes overlooking her home. Spencer says that she often wakes up and exclaims "Oh my god, I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific!" This, says Spencer, is a far cry from her twenty years of living in land-locked Pittsburgh. According to Spencer, she lives with "my Dali Llama-like husband, my autistic teenage son, and two cats (one of which is recovering from mental illness.) All of which makes for very odd home life at times." Spencer's love of Japanese anime and manga flavors her writing. The Elfhome series opener, Tinker, won the 2003 Sapphire Award for Best Science Fiction Romance and was a finalist for the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for Fantasy Novel. Wolf Who Rules, the sequel to Tinker, was chosen as a Top Pick by Romantic Times and given their top rating of four and a half stars. Other Baen books include space opera thriller Endless Blue and the forthcoming Eight Million Gods.

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Elfhome 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is part of a series but it can be read as a stand alone There are good references to what came before so you do not feel lost when it comes to the plot. It makes you want to read the rest of the series just because...
pomarinejaeger More than 1 year ago
Like Katsi97, I, too, found the copy editing of this book to be truly atrocious, and that is compared to the appalling overall level of copy editing in the sci-fi/fantasy market. I even stated such on Baen's forums. I also objected to the cover art -- the protagonist is 18 years old and wears elegant elfwear, not a 40-something dressed in hookerwear! However, I've read the whole series and it's GREAT! You just have to put up with the many missing 'had's and other annoying stuff. Wen is one of my favorite authors, as her ideas for stories are so original. If you like the Tinker series, try out 'The Enchanted Emporium."
breezembhm More than 1 year ago
Loved the series!! Reminded me of Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series. Tough female lead! Great writing and story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thouroughly enjoyed this book, I had a hard time putting it down. Stayed up too late, and put off other things I should have been doing until I finished. I was a little disapointed to find out it was third in the series, and I couldn't find any link to the first two. Want to find a copy of "Tinker" and read the series from the start. Warning: It is not a childrens book, since it covers adult relationships, death, and torture as the story unfolds.
Katsi97 More than 1 year ago
While I greatly enjoy the stories that Wen Spencer creates there needed to be a better editing review of this book. It is full of incredibly distracting grammar errors. Words are missing from sentences in many cases in practically every chapter and flipped around inside a sentence in others. This is extremely distracting and annoying to me as a reader and detracts from the enjoyment of the first read through. Still the plot is enjoyable and if you liked the first two books you'll enjoy this one as well.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Every time I read it I pick up new gems of insight into the Elfhome world.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Reread for tenth time at least! Book gets better every time. Wish this series was longer.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Wen Spencer never disappoints.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so totally biased about this author and especially this series that any review I could write about this would be worthless. But I'll do a little anyway. Creative. Complex. Well-crafted. Read it, and decide for yourself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it from start to finish. Mystery adventure romance science history . . . It was all there!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing interweave of characters and sub plots.
Readingisvital More than 1 year ago
Wen Spencer's Elfhome series is a great read. I just wish she could write more about Tinker and crew faster!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Midwesterner More than 1 year ago
What a great series.  It's a shame that the publishers continue to use the cover quote from Publisher's Weekly reference to "Buffy fans", since that made me reluctant to get books by this author, at first. The only point in common with "Buffy" is a female central character.  The imaginative story-line moves right along and is a wonderful combination of science, bioengineering, and other cultures.
Mamabearinak More than 1 year ago
I have read 4 books by this author now and have really enjoyed the characters and the worlds she has created. They have become some of my favorite stories that I have already ready a 2nd and 3rd time and hope for many more new stories from her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wen does it again!