Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan

In FAERIE WARS, Henry Atherton, torn apart by his troubles at home, decides to work for Mr. Fogarty, an old man whose house is in dire need of cleaning. Henry expects to find garbage and rubbish, not Pyrgus Malvae, crown prince of the Faerie Realm. In danger of being murdered by the treacherous Faeries of the Night, who plan on taking over the realm, he escapes by traveling through a portal into the human world. With the help of Henry and Pyrgus' sister, Holly Blue, he manages to return to the Faerie Realm and overthrow the Faeires of the Night.

Faerie Wars is a wonderful book of fantasy, magic, and science. The mood was dark as the wicked Faeries of the Night plotted to murder Pyrgus. In the end, the mood was joyful as justice was exacted upon the Faeries of the Night. Henry, throughout the book, grows less resentful of his family predicament. I decided to read this book because it looked like an interesting tale. -Olivia R.

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