Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter, by R. J. Anderson
Ok… so due to some accidental circumstances, I did not get all the preparatory information about this blog tour ahead of time. Therefore, I did not get a chance to research the book very well and I don’t feel very prepared to make an adequate article on it. Sorry guys. But since The New Authors’ Fellowship is listed as a participant, I feel compelled to do something.
So, here’s the back cover copy of Faery Rebels:
There are humans at the bottom of the garden, and a glimpse inside their forbidden House convinces the fierce young faery hunter known as Knife that they have knowledge that could help her dying people.
But if the human world has so much to offer, why is the faery Queen determined to keep her people away from it? Is there a connection between the House and the faeries’ loss of magic? And why is Knife so drawn to the young Paul McCormick — that strangest of creatures, a human male?
Here’s a little review posted on Amazon by Sue Giffard, of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City:
Grade 5–7—The faery world is crumbling. During a disaster called the Sundering, these small, fragile, winged creatures lost all of their magic save that which allows them to fly, and they live inside a great oak tree, fearful of people and animals. True friendship and love are foreign to them. Worse, they are falling victim to a kind of dementia they call the Silence, and are dying. Into this picture comes Knife: tough, brave, adventurous, and soon taking on the job of Queen’s Hunter. While defending herself against an attacking crow, she is rescued and taken home by a human. Knife becomes convinced that the mystery of their lost magic and the dementia are connected to the faeries’ fear of humans and becomes committed to saving her community. The heart of the book lies in the relationship that develops between Knife and the human Paul, who is a paraplegic. Anderson draws on echoes from countless fairy tales and legends about the relationships between human men and faerie women to enrich this gripping and involving story. While the main characters are vividly drawn, some of the secondary characters and background story are sketched more hastily. Though the book looks like it’s for a younger audience, middle-school readers who are willing to stay with the story through its first third will find ample rewards as the relationship between Knife and Paul evolves.
And here are the official CSSF Bog Tour links. Please check these out, because these people DID get the info on time and most have written legitimate articles. Several even received review copies of the book.
Links for R.J. Anderson:
Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/006155474X
Author Web site – http://www.rj-anderson.com/
Author blog – http://rj-anderson.livejournal.com/
Twitter – http://twitter.com/rj_anderson
Blog Tour Links:
CSFF Blog Tour
D. G. D. Davidson
Rebecca LuElla Miller
New Authors Fellowship
John W. Otte
Donita K. Paul