Debutante by day. Murderess by night. Edinburgh's only hope.
Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.
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Elizabeth May resides in Edinburgh, Scotland, with her husband. The Falconer was her début novel. For more information, follow her on Twitter @_ElizabethMay or visit her website elizabethmaywrites.comFrom School Library Journal:
Gr 8 Up—In this debut novel set in an alternate 19th-century Scotland, Aileana, daughter of the Marques, has a secret: she is a faerie hunter. Aileana's world changed when she witnessed her mother violently killed by an evil faerie. Since then, the teen has been secretly training with the extremely powerful, mysterious, and good-looking Kiaran, a Daoine Sith who has given up his violent, human-killing past. Aristocratic life means nothing to Aileana anymore—all that matters is avenging her mother's death. Her killing routine gets more complicated when the fae realize that she is a Falconer, a sacred fae-killing assassin. War is coming, and Aileana is humanity's only hope, aided by Kiaran; Gavin, a Seer and future love triangle interest; and Derrick, her hysterical pixie companion. The Falconer mixes the ever-popular female assassin archetype with steampunk and Scottish faerie lore, creating a fascinating, unique world. Unfortunately, the steampunk-inspired technology does not play a large role in the story, and neither does the Scottish setting. Despite this shortcoming, May's writing is exquisite and demands a close reading to take everything in. Aileana's motives are pretty two-dimensional, but May does a good job showing the protagonist's conflicted feelings about being a killer. Aileana's Beastiary, which catalogs the fae at the end of the novel, is a nice touch. The story ends on a cliff-hanger and readers will be anxious for the next installment in this planned trilogy.—Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ
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Descripción Gollancz, London, 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight and clean. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean and white. Feels very lightly read. Fine condition. Jacket some minor crimping to top edge. Overall a near fine copy. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A near fine example of this first edition first printing title, a modern supernatural novel set in York. Nº de ref. de la librería 002361
Descripción 2013. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Hardcover. Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until when a faery ki.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 336 pages. 0.472. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780575130401