Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Hunter's Moon

The Hunter's Moon is another in the Chronicles of Faerie by O.R. Melling. In this captivating tale, Gwen and her Irish cousin Findabhair decide to spend the night in a mound known for fairy magic. Gwen awakens from a dream to find Findabhair gone- taken by the King of Faerie. In her quest to rescue her cousin she discovers that there is something sinister going on and she may turn out to be a sacrifice while her cousin may have gone willingly. Gwen meets new friends on her journey, discovers she is stronger than she thought, and falls in love.

Melling has again painted an amazing picture of Faerie. Her books draw the reader in and make one long for a little fairy magic.

Monday, May 08, 2006

Sisters Grimm- The Problem Child

I just happened to get The Problem Child on Thursday and just happened to finish Eldest Friday. Since the Sisters Grimm books are fairly quick reads I jumped right in. I finished late Saturday night/early Sunday morning.
Buckley entertains once again with this newest installment. When we left The Unusual Suspects, Sabrina had used magic to tranport her to where her parents were and was met by a beast known as the Jabberwocky. In Problem Child we learn more about who has her parents and start to find out why. Something not so good happens to Puck and I started feeling sorry for the little snot. We also find out a bit more about Mr. Canis.

I am anxious to see where he takes the rest of the books.

Friday, May 05, 2006


Eldest is the second in the Inheritance Trilogy Christopher Paolini. This 668 page volume follows Eragon as he journeys to pledge his allegiance with the Varden to destroy the Empire and later travels to the Elves in order to continue his training as a Rider. Judging by the cover the reader assumes that another dragon will appear in this book. And, boy, are we in for a shock. Eragon and Saphira learn quite a bit about using their strengths as Rider and dragon from an while with the Elves and young Eragon also grows in many ways. Later Eragon is faced with the battle of a lifetime and finds out more about who his family was and realizes one member has betrayed him.

Paolini has really out done himself with this book. I absolutely love the story and I particularly love the section with the elves. (For some reason, I keep picturing the Lord of the Ring Elves here :) )

One thing I didn't care too much about was having to flip back to the Pronunciation Guide and Glossary every time he had one of them speak in dwarvish or in the ancient language. He was a little wordy with the details, but he really does give a fantastic picture of what Alagaesia is like.

A lot happens in the last couple of chapters and I had to finish it during my plan time today. I cannot wait for the next, and final, book in this trilogy.