Tuesday, October 2, 2007

War for the Oaks by Emma Bull

First sentence:

"By day, the Nicollet Mall winds through Minneapolis like a paved canal."


"Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, more than her own survival is at risk—and her own preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point.

By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that’s as much about this world as about the other one. It’s about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life."

My thoughts:

This is a beautifully written book that is both poetical and fantastical. liked the mix of music and magic. All the characters are well defined, and I especially liked Eddi, Willy and the phouka.

Date read: 9/29/2007
Book #: 87
Rating: 4* = great
Genre: Urban Fantasy

ISBN-10: 0765300346
ISBN-13: 9780765300348
Publisher: Orb Books
Year: 2001
# of Pages: 336
Binding: Trade Paperback
LibraryThing Page


Literary Feline said...

This does sound good, Krin! I've added it to my wishlist. I love stories about faeries.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorite books I've ever read. Also check out the whole Borderland series and authors.