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Elfland by Freda WarringtonBook 1
Midsummer Night (Aetherial Tales) by Freda WarringtonBook 2
Grail of the Summer Stars (Aetherial Tales) by Freda Warrington3

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The Aetherials are an ancient magic race.   They live both on Earth (the Vaethyr) and in the Spiral (the Aeslr.)   Before human beings became so numerous, they crossed freely between the two dimensions.  Now there is a great gate, in England, and smaller portals spread around the world.

The Vaethyr can sense realities on Earth beyond the mundane, the bluish Dusklands, as well as beings such as dryads and elementals.

The gatekeeper is supposed to open the gate every seven years, allowing the Aetherials who live on earth to cross over into the spiral. At this time, their children are initiated into the secrets of their people.  Sometimes, it is too dangerous to open the gate.  Lawrence Wilder, the present gatekeeper not only has refused to open the great gate once, but has sealed all portals declares that it may never be possible to cross again.  

Distressed at the loss of their heritage, and alienated by Lawrence's haughtiness, some of the Aetherials begin a protest and possible rebellion, while others wish to forget their magical past and become as humans.

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