THE CHRONICLES OF FAERIE by O.R. Melling

THE CHRONICLES OF FAERIE

The Book of Dreams
Age Range: 10 - 15
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KIRKUS REVIEW

The sequel to The Light-Bearer’s Daughter (2007) and the last in The Chronicles of Faerie again features Dana Faolan, a teen living between two worlds—the land of her Faerie mother and the human world of her father. Born in Ireland, transplanted to Canada, Dana feels lost. Tragedy strikes when a mysterious force closes all portals between Faerie and Earth, and it is up to Dana to find a way to restore them—or each world will die. Twice as long as its predecessor, this is a stronger effort with a better plot. Unfortunately, it still remains a bare skeleton rather than a living, breathing tale. Muddled and conflicted, it mixes multiple languages and references both historical and arcane. Characters are not crafted so much as they are lists of adverbs and adjectives. There is no doubt that Melling is knowledgeable and deeply enthusiastic about all things spiritual and environmental, but what’s lacking here is the skill of a storyteller, making its length a shameful waste and a sad end to a series that began with promise and discipline. (Fantasy. 10-15)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8109-8346-5
Page count: 720pp
Publisher: Abrams
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2009




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