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VALIANT: A MODERN TALE OF FAERIE
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Fantasy, General Fantasy
Betrayed by her mother, Val shaves her head and runs off to New York City, where she falls in with a group of street urchins who live in the abandoned tunnels of the subway. Not long after she arrives, she discovers that things aren't quite what she always thought they were and that an entire magical underworld exists.
Val finds herself bound into the service of Ravus, who is that rare thing: an honorable troll. As Val gets to know him, she is torn between two worldsthat of the Faerie and that of her new friends, who are being destroyed by the Never, a Faerie drug that gives human users a glimpse of what it can be like to be not-human, just for a little while.
While the book is at times heavy-
Reviewed By: Natalie A. Luhrs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: June 2005