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Ballad

A Gathering of Faerie (Books of Faerie, Book 2)
Written by: Maggie Stiefvater
Length: 9 hrs and 16 mins
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From the author of the New York Times best-selling novel Shiver

Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you. James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween - the day of the dead - draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.

"Readers of Holly Black's Tithe (2002) or Charles de Lint's The Blue Girl (2004) will enjoy this rich foray into faerie. The book's backdrop, so firmly rooted in Celtic myth, is scary, mysterious, magical, and horrifying." --Booklist

"Ballad is giddy, intoxicating, and threatening all at once." --Tamora Pierce

©2009 Maggie Stiefvater (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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  • boopsmommy
  • 2018-11-18

enjoyed

this was a great story, although I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more about Dee and Luke. I really enjoyed James and Nula's story. the narrator's were good although the one that was Nula I think was a little too melodramatic. all in all still 5 stars!

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  • Jessica
  • 2018-08-10

As good as it was when I first read it years ago!

I loved these books when I first read them in print years ago and they are just as good as I remember. My only complaint is the narrator for Nuala could have been better. Ok Maggie seriously its time for book 3!