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Ironside : A Modern Faerie Tale - Holly Black

Ironside

A Modern Faerie Tale

Paperback

Published: 1st July 2008
For Ages: 12 - 18 years old
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In the realm of Faerie, the time has come for Roiben's coronation.

Uneasy in the midst of the malevolent Unseelie Court, pixie Kaye is sure of only one thing -- her love for Roiben. But when Kaye, drunk on faerie wine, declares herself to Roiben, he sends her on a seemingly impossible quest.

Now Kaye can't see or speak to Roiben unless she can find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie.

Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth -- that she is a changeling left in place of the human daughter stolen long ago. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside.

But once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself a pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye, and any means necessary, to get it. In this game of wits and weapons, can a pixie outplay a queen?

Holly Black spins a seductive tale at once achingly real and chillingly enchanted, set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly as it appears.

About the Author

Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls, and crazy hats, she lives in West Long Branch, New Jersey, with her husband, Theo. Together with illustrator Tony DiTerlizzi, she is the creator of the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series of children's books.

ISBN: 9780689868214
ISBN-10: 0689868219
Series: Modern Faerie Tale
Audience: General
For Ages: 12 - 18 years old
For Grades: 9+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 323
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (cm): 17.780 x 12.700  x 2.286
Weight (kg): 0.236

Holly Black

Holly Black spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and faerie tales. All three of her books for teens, Tithe, Ironside and Valiant, received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and have been widely translated.

Together with award-winning illustrator, Tony DiTerlizzi, Holly is the creator of the worldwide bestselling series, The Spiderwick Chronicles for younger readers.

An avid collector of rare folklore volumes, spooky dolls and outrageous hats, she lives with her husband in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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