Book Review: The Faeman Quest

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The Faeman Quest The Faeman Quest by
Series: Faerie Wars #5
Published by in 2011
Genres: , ,
Pages: 368

When Mella, the daughter of King Consort Henry and Queen Holly Blue accidentally travels to the country of Haleklind, she discovers rebel forces preparing an invasion using a terrifying new magical weapon.

My Review:

I think first I need to ask has anyone heard of this series besides me? It’s one of my favorites, but every time I talk about it I get such blank stares! (Including internet *blank stares* which just makes me sad. This wonderful community should have at least one other person in it who knows the wonder of the Faerie Wars!) I’m considering a read-a-thon re-reading these, would anyone be interested in joining in?

I was a little surprised at the time skip from the end of the last book, even though I knew it had to happen. I think it was really well done though. We now get to see Henry as a grown-up – he has a 16-year-old daughter so he has to be at least 35, and is probably 40. It’s rare that we see a character (especially a main character) age that much in a YA or MG series (Faerie Wars is sorta borderline – think Harry Potter mixed with Artemis Fowl). The amazing thing is that Brennan still kept Henry the same and yet believable. He was still the Henry I loved originally but he’s become a father figure while I wasn’t looking.

I also loved the addition of Mella to the cast. She is such a mixture of Henry and Blue that she couldn’t possibly be anyone else’s daughter. She’s spunky independent and slightly quirky and completely loveable.

I’m so glad this isn’t the last book (it better not be!) and I eagerly await the next installment! (ASAP please Mr. Brennan. That wasn’t a very nice place to stop!)

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4 Responses to “Book Review: The Faeman Quest”

  1. Marta says:

    Hi! I just dropped by to tell you that you're not alone. Taa-daa! I'm Faerie Wars-aholic too. (Personally, I consider it to be better than Harry Potter.)

    It's kinda sad that when I mention the series only one of my friends know what Imma talkin' bout. And even she stopped reading after the part when it turned out that Henry's mum is a lesbian because she (my friend, not Henrys's Mum) considered it to be disgusting. (Living in "mostly Catholic" country sucks.)

    That's why I got so enthusiastic after seeing your review. It's nice to know that "Faerie Wars" series actually exists and is not just a figment of my imagination. (Seriously, I was starting to worry that I was going insane or something.)

    Please, don't mind my English. I'm excited because I just have bought "The Faeman Quest" and when I'm excited my English gets terrible.

  2. Anne says:

    YAY! I am not alone! Even my bloggy friends haven't heard of this one :( And yes, there are some difficult issues in it, but I think it's worth reading past that! So glad to have met you Marta :)

  3. Luffyzaki-san says:

    Also dropping by to say you're not alone … months late! I hadn't heard of this new book! I need to get a copy! I love this series. Knowing Henry and Blue had a little babby is so cute. Heh!

    Anyway, fabulous series. Can't wait to start this last book.

  4. B2uty says:

    Hi! I guess i'm not the only Faerie Wars fanatic
    Who's your favourite character?
    Mine is Prince Pyrgus Malvae
    I was really excited when i read your review.
    I can't wait to read this book

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