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Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars Chronicles) [Kindle Edition]

Herbie Brennan
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Faerie Wars, by Herbie Brennan follows in the footsteps of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl with its tale of fairy-folk and derring-do. But whereas Colfer's little people have a thoroughly modern edge throughout, Brennan comes at them from a slightly different angle in a highly original novel that weaves modern science with a good, old-fashioned fantasy story.

Henry, an ordinary boy, is thrown into turmoil when his mother apparently has an affair with his father's secretary and it looks as if his hitherto safe, if a little dull, world is about to fall to pieces. To avoid the arguments and the tense silences he heads for the haven of Mr Fogarty's house to spend time with the old man whose passion lies in scientific experiments and the accompanying paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, on an altogether different plane, Pyrgus Malvae, son of an emperor, has fallen out with his father and sets about making mischief. What he doesn't realise is that there are greater forces at work than his teenage tantrums, and not only his life, but that of his family's, is under serious threat. To save his life he transports, accidentally ending up in Mr Fogarty's back garden (where he appears as a tiny fairy--bizarre but true!). Before long, Pyrgus Malvae, Henry and Mr Fogarty are trapped in battle between distant worlds and dark forces, the result of which will change all their lives forever.

The aforementioned Eoin Colfer reckons that Herbie Brennan is a master of mythology, science and fantasy. Indeed he is, and despite a few hiccups in the handling of Henry's situation which seem somehow ill at ease with the rest of the book, he pulls off his first major work of fiction with admirable poise in a pleasingly challenging fantasy for older readers. (Includes some strong language and subject matter). Recommend for ages 11 and over. --Susan Harrison

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Faerie Wars, by Herbie Brennan follows in the footsteps of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl with its tale of fairy-folk and derring-do. But whereas Colfer's little people have a thoroughly modern edge throughout, Brennan comes at them from a slightly different angle in a highly original novel that weaves modern science with a good, old-fashioned fantasy story.

Henry, an ordinary boy, is thrown into turmoil when his mother apparently has an affair with his father's secretary and it looks as if his hitherto safe, if a little dull, world is about to fall to pieces. To avoid the arguments and the tense silences he heads for the haven of Mr Fogarty's house to spend time with the old man whose passion lies in scientific experiments and the accompanying paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, on an altogether different plane, Pyrgus Malvae, son of an emperor, has fallen out with his father and sets about making mischief. What he doesn't realise is that there are greater forces at work than his teenage tantrums, and not only his life, but that of his family's, is under serious threat. To save his life he transports, accidentally ending up in Mr Fogarty's back garden (where he appears as a tiny fairy--bizarre but true!). Before long, Pyrgus Malvae, Henry and Mr Fogarty are trapped in battle between distant worlds and dark forces, the result of which will change all their lives forever.

The aforementioned Eoin Colfer reckons that Herbie Brennan is a master of mythology, science and fantasy. Indeed he is, and despite a few hiccups in the handling of Henry's situation which seem somehow ill at ease with the rest of the book, he pulls off his first major work of fiction with admirable poise in a pleasingly challenging fantasy for older readers. (Includes some strong language and subject matter). Recommend for ages 11 and over. --Susan Harrison


Produktinformation

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 889 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 386 Seiten
  • Verlag: Bloomsbury Childrens; Auflage: 1 (1. Juli 2011)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004Z60E24
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert
  • Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 5.0 von 5 Sternen  Alle Rezensionen anzeigen (3 Kundenrezensionen)
  • Amazon Bestseller-Rang: #94.606 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop (Siehe Top 100 Bezahlt in Kindle-Shop)

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Schönes Fantasie Buch 6. Oktober 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Ich will inhaltlich nichts sagen, das gibt es schon in englischen Rezensionen oder auf der Artikelseite. Nur kurz ein paar Bemerkungen:
+Das Englisch ist meist gut verständlich
+Die Kindle Version ist in Ordnung und das Nachschlagen der Vokabeln klappt gut
+Spannung ist gut und es gibt die ein oder andere überraschende Wendung
- Die Auflösung der Spannung ist etwas prompt und zu kurz. Da hätte man mehr raus machen können.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen The Secret Harry Potter 16. Oktober 2006
Von lorelei
Format:Taschenbuch|Verifizierter Kauf
This book is as good or even better than Harry Potter and it also transports the reader into another world.

Herbie Brennan writes amazingly and the story is supberb.One does not want it to end and "lose" all the new friends from the fairy realm.

Fairies of the Light and Fairies of the Dark are portraited in an interesting human way and amazing ideas and parallels are being drawn!

Fortunately there is a 2nd (The Purple Emperor)& 3rd book (Ruler of the Realm)to heigthen the reading pleasure.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen vielversprechender Anfang der Reihe 21. Juni 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verifizierter Kauf
Erfrischender Ansatz, sehr gut geschrieben, empfehlenswert für Fantasy-Fans. Ich habe mich richtig gefreut, das es schon Nachfolgebände gibt und habe sofort den nächsten gekauft.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the greatest books in it's genre. 6. Juli 2004
Von P. T. J. - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
First off, I have to note a complaint towards several of the reviewers who have criticized this book on the grounds that it "is not for children", and is thus too controversial for young children and their parents to enjoy. Well, there's a reason that it's filed under YOUNG ADULT!!! Just because a book has the word 'Faerie' in its title, doesn't necessarily mean it's written for kids. Young adult covers a variety of ages, generally ranging (at the youngest) from thirteen or fourteen all the way up to eighteen years old, however, this book is also thoroughly enjoyable for adults.
With that said, "Faerie Wars" is one of my favorite books, and for a very specific reason. It's unique and funny without straying and becoming overly tongue-and-cheek or childish in the process. This book covers a lot of ground in its 367 pages. The main characters are compelling, one with a fiery heart and strong motivation, the other a person who lacks those very two qualities, which makes for an interesting and fun character dynamic. The atmosphere in the book is incredible. Herbie Brennan cultivates a world so rich in detail, colors, scent, taste, etc. that you wish you were there, despite the evils that threaten to engulf it. (Hey, it's a fantasy book. What would a fantasy book be without the threat of an overwhelming evil on the horizon, right?) However, Brennan even finds a way to twist this, creating villains who aren't what they seem, and change, very realistically and surprisingly, more than once.
Another distinguishing factor that makes this book great, is voice. Herbie Brennan manages to convey the events that are taking place through the eyes of the character while at the same time injecting the thoughts of the narrator skillfully amidst the thoughts of the character. Brennan also manages to deftly juggle the story line from one character to the next, not leaving every break between characters with a cliff-hanger, but with just the right touch of suspense, compelling you to keep reading. The combined effect of these techniques results in a vortex-like effect, sucking you in and holding your attention until either you fall asleep from exhaustion, your light source runs out, or you read all the way through to the end.
All in all, I can't think of hardly anything that weighs this book down, but the pro's go as follow.
PRO'S
*Enjoyable characters and character dynamics
*A world so rich in detail and atmosphere, you won't want to leave.
*Villains whose wickedness holds your attention, and who's unique personalities almost outshine the main characters'. In short: thoroughly enjoyable bad-guys.
*A plot line that keeps you guessing, smiling, tense and enthralled all at the same time, boasting an amazingly minimal amount of plot-holes. Three cheers for Herbie Brennan!
*Skillful transitions from character to character and easy flowing changeovers from voice to voice.
CON'S
***Note: this con will vary from person to person. It all depends on what bothers you***
*Several sadistic scenes involving the villains of the story, as well as a small theme of controversy involving lesbians and a few descriptive scenes of gore involving black magic.
All in all, seeing as the controversy and slight violence/gore of the story doesn't upset me, I look at this book as one of the greatest accomplishments of it's genre, and a book that is so atmospheric and well-written, you won't want to put it down. Now THAT'S the mark of a great book.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen An Excellent Book, Parents Calm Down 21. März 2006
Von NMD - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I found this book to be an excellent read. You can get a quick summary from other reviews - I'm really just here to make a point of the other reviews. If you look, all the children who have reviewed this book enjoyed it. Kids, especially in 7th-9th grade, enjoy a fast paced, thought provoking read. Hints at satanism, kitten-drowning villains, a lesbian family drama - are these things that make parents want to shield their children from a masterful piece of literature that's perfect for many kids who are ready for a little challenge in their reading? Parents need to grow up, and stop shielding their "sensitive" children. If we heard it from the children of these negative adult reviewers, I believe we would get a different picture.

I would also like to agree that publishers should quit with the "perfect for potter fans" balogna. It makes it seem that no YA book can be as good as Harry Potter. This is ridiculous - the real reason Harry Potter is so successful is because it appeals to a wide audience, and does a good job of not stepping on any too-uncomfortable issues. I definitely have a great time reading the Potter books, but the Bartimaeus trilogy, the Devil's Armor trilogy (this one is a little on the adult side), the Shannara books, the Magician's Guild books by Trudi Canavan, the Faerie War books (hopefully to become a trilogy)are all far better books if you're a 7th to 9th grade kid, that likes to read and is sick of the boring old formula written kids books. Though many of these classify as adult, a mature 13 year old should be fine with these books. Even if somebody isn't ready for all these titles, there is nothing wrong with Faerie Wars for an 11 or 12 year old.

I realize I've been long-winded, but parents need to stop making a crisis out of thought provoking and enjoyable books. My hat is off to Herbie Brennan, and to all the other kids (I'm 13) that've reviewed here in defense of an excellent novel.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Crossing the borders. 28. August 2003
Von Tom Knapp - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
Henry Atherton is a fairly ordinary English boy, whose youthful optimism is shaken by a parent's infidelity and impending separation. Pyrgus Malvae seems to be a fairly typical disaffected fairy prince, impulsively making up the rules as he goes along -- until his fondness for kittens and, it seems, all creatures great and small forces the reader to reconsider his motivations.
These two characters collide when a portal from Pyrgus's world lands him in the backyard garden of Mr. Fogarty, Henry's elderly, somewhat paranoid employer with a genius for invention and a surprisingly shady past.
There are plots worth pursuing in both worlds, but those from mundane England are given short shrift here. Instead, Irish author Herbie Brennan focuses on Pyrgus's plight in both worlds and the various dark and demonic forces that threaten the peace of his fairyland home and his family's safety. In fact, it is sometimes hard to be sure who the real protagonist here is -- Henry, Pyrgus or Pyrgus's sister, Blue.
There will be plenty of time to sort all that out in the inevitable sequel. Meantime, Faerie Wars is a fine introduction to Brennan's dual world and opens many intriguing possibilities for future stories. Targeted for young adult fans of fantasy and contemporary fantasy, it will appeal equally to adult readers.
My only complaints are a too-neat resolution to one aspect of the story -- too much hinges on a convenient stumble at just the right moment -- and the feeling that we still know too little about Pyrgus's world by book's end. That, too, I imagine will be addressed in the sequel, and I urge fantasy buffs to pick up this series from the start.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen FAERIE WARS - no age is too old to enjoy this book. 29. November 2003
Von Cameron - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I don't think this book is strictly for grades 6-8...I am 16, and just recently read it. And I am not an immature 16, I read A LOT. I'd say this book is enjoyable from sixth grade all the way up to twelfth...if not higher. Even adults who love fantasy will be engrossed in this witty and compelling book. I fell in love with the characters almost at once; the moment I openned the book and read the first few lines, I was hooked. I read it in 2 days. It would have been less, but I read it at Borders, and I was only there for a few hourse each day. I wont get into the characters, although they were just awesome, because you already have reviews talking about the story. I meerly wanted to point out that this book can be enjoyed by those older than eighth grade, as the way it is written is by no means simple, and the story is a real winner. Take it from a sixteen year old female voracious reader. :-D Thanks for reading this.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Adult fantasy in a young-adult book cover 16. Februar 2005
Von Orson Scott Card - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format:Gebundene Ausgabe
I just hate it when publishers put hopelessly misleading blurbs on the cover. This book is NOT for the kind of reader who would buy a book because it's "like Harry Potter." This book is for the kind of person who loves Harry Potter, but would rather take a nap than read a book that imitated Rowling's fantasy series.

Brennan is an original, and this book is very, very good. But it deals with dark things, and when the modern young hero finds out that his parents are splitting up because his mother is having an affair with his father's (female) secretary - well, I guess we're not in Kansas anymore, Toto.

But that's not what the book is about. It's actually as much about a young thief in a magical world that is parallel to our own - a thief who, when he passes over into our world, sprouts wings and becomes a you-know-what.

There's a good deal of humor, but it's not tongue-in-cheek; the overwhelming tenor of the book is the shadow of grim, banal evil that threatens both heroes.

I wouldn't hand this to any kid that I didn't want to have The Conversation with, right now. But for any kid who's ready for it - and a lot of adults hungry for good fantasy as well - I recommend it heartily.
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