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Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars, Bk. 1)
Faerie Wars - Faerie Wars, Bk. 1
Author: Herbie Brennan
The Faerie Wars (Bloomsbury, 2003) by Herbie Brennan is an introduction to the complex world of the Faerie Realm, which is inhabited by the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. The two main characters are teenaged boys, Henry Atherton, a likeable, forthright, British boy whose family is breaking up as a result of his mother's lesbi...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781582349435
ISBN-10: 1582349436
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 97 ratings
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 1
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skywriter319 avatar reviewed Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars, Bk. 1) on + 784 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 12
FAERIE WARS, the first in this captivating series by Herbie Brennan, engaged me in the first paragraph and didn't let go. Brennan does a fantastic job of keeping up the suspense all the way through the novel, purposely alternating points of view to keep readers on their toes. With his vivid writing, I felt like I was actually there alongside the main characters as they struggled against terrifying enemies. I highly recommend this book for anyone who loves fantasy, science fiction, action, and Harry Potter (that should cover about everyone, shouldn't it?).
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Helpful Score: 2
I read a lot of fantasy and this was very different. I'd have to say I liked it (bought the sequel!), even though it is for "teens/young adults".
Super quick read!
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Helpful Score: 2
The book was good. but not clean enough for me to let my 10 year old read it.
dragoneyes avatar reviewed Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars, Bk. 1) on + 786 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This book is about the world of Faerie and our world (called the Analogue world). The people from the Faerie world aren't fairies but just regular people just like us that live a little differently. That is, until they use their portal to come into our world. Then when they pass through they become a fairy (unless you use a filter). And thus starts of the story of Henry - a boy from our world and Pyrgus - a boy from Faerie world. Pyrgus gets stuck in our world and needs the help of Henry and old Mr. Fogarty to help him get back. Trouble is brewing in the Land of Faerie and Pyrgus must warn his father, the Purple Emperor before it's too late.
I, as an adult, really enjoyed this book. It was a very quick and easy read. Very entertaining and made me want to read the books following. I am a bit on the fence about whether children should read it or not. I think maybe young adults that are very mature. There are some things in this book that some young adults may not handle well. For example - the killing of kittens to make glue, the boy Henry staring at a naked girl, a man's face being blown off with a shotgun. While all these things are not in grave detail, it still could do harm to a younger individual's mind. Other than that, I highly recommend the book and look forward to reading the next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great book with lots of action and suspense. There are some nice surprises too! First of a series, when done check out The Purple Emperor and Ruler of the Realm.
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reviewed Faerie Wars (Faerie Wars, Bk. 1) on + 1568 more book reviews
Any fan of Harry Potter will enjoy Herbie Brennan's series about the Faerie Wars. This is the first book, and is complete in itself, but it sets up the stage for the further titles, of course.
Magic and engineering, spells and advanced physics' alternate dimensions, demons and UFO nuts---FAERIE WARS has them all!

Caution: it also includes the breakup of families, death of some 'good guys,' extramarital affairs, the looming specter of divorce and other not so fairy-like action.
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This isn't a bad book, but I didn't find myself enjoying it very much. It's slow to start, the bad guys are incredibly trite (kittens in glue? Really?), and excepting Mr. Fogarty, the characters feel as flat as cardboard cut-outs. What little character development there is comes out of the blue. The whole thing is very formulaic despite the author's attempts to add some twists through political intrigue, and while I found the portal technology interesting, that wasn't enough to salvage the book.

It's a book written for kids, and while it's fine for someone between 10-14 years old, it just doesn't have the depth to entertain older readers. Definitely not the next Harry Potter.
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I read this as a recommendation for a next book after Harry Potter. I was disappointed. This is not for children or young adults. **SPOILER ALERT** First chapter contains a mom that cheats with another women, baby kittens being killed to make glue and a book about how to get into hell. Dislike