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The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's…

The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon (original 2005; edition 2006)

by O.R. Melling

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Title:The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon
Authors:O.R. Melling
Info:Amulet Books (2006), Paperback, 305 pages
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The Hunter's Moon by O. R. Melling (2005)

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A younger end of the YA genre. The theme was interesting, very much a fairyland fantasy, set in the Irish countryside. Some of the characterization was sketchy, especially Findabhair, who felt very 2-dimensional. If O. R. Melling is a new author to you, I recommend 'The Singing Stone' as your first read. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Nov 7, 2018 |

Good fairy story i am excited to see what happens in the next book
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  Ahnya | Jan 25, 2014 |
Did not enjoy this book very much. The characters were too perfect and there wasn't a lot of depth to them, and the story was almost laughable. Do not recommend this book in the series, so just skip it the books are noncontiguous anyway. ( )
  rbernard907 | Mar 8, 2013 |
Throughout their separate childhoods Gwen and Findabhair have always shared a love of everything magical, whether it be wrapped up in songs, stories or on the big screen. They had always dreamed of faraway places, impossible beings and magical love. On turning sixteen these two cousins decided to travel around Ireland, one of the most magical countries there is, in search of adventure, love and magic. But what they find is not your usual faeries at the bottom of the garden.

Although their journey turns out to be more adventurous then either girl could have predicted the danger for both is very real and very magical. Faeries have whisked away Findabhair and Gwen is left alone to battle for her cousin's life as well as that of her own. But there is more at stake then just their mortal lives. The Land of Faerie is at risk and if Gwen fails she will lose not only her life and her cousin's but also the magic that is the Faeries from the world.

The Huner's Moon is a dangerous time for all where the hunted is also the sacrifice, but is the sacrifice to great to bear even to save all of Faerie? An exciting journey across Ireland becomes a captivating journey to find inner strength, courage, friendship, hope and magic. Insecure and unsure, Gwen is not used to taking the lead and making decisions however her journey across Ireland will see her doing just that, for if she fails lives will be lost, magic will die and all hope will be gone. ( )
  LarissaBookGirl | Apr 5, 2011 |
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Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

--"The Stolen Child"
--W.B. Yeats
For Joann, Ambrose and Rosemary
-- truehearts all --
And my own little Findabhair
of the laughing fairies
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The muddy waters of the Liffey flowed sluggishly along the stone-walled quays.
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A fantasy "shimmering with magic, myth, and romance,"* now available in paperback

Gwen travels to Ireland to visit her cousin Findabhair, expecting a summer of backpacking, late nights, and the usual road trip adventures. But when Findabhair is kidnapped by the King of Faerie, Gwen must race to save her cousin before the rise of the Hunter's Moon, when the fairies need a human sacrifice.

This first novel in The Chronicles of Faerie was praised for "Melling's taut plotting, with its unexpected turns, [that] moves the story quickly to a climax and leaves readers wanting more." (School Library Journal)

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Praise for The Hunter's Moon

*"A compelling blend of Irish mythology and geography." - School Library Journal (starred review)

"...[This] sensation-loaded celebration of Ireland and Faerie will be a powerful draw for many readers." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:16:53 -0400)

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Two teenage cousins, one Irish, the other from the United States, set out to find a magic doorway to the Faraway Country, where humans must bow to the little people.

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