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by Emma Bull

Genre: Fantasy, General Fantasy

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Emma Bulls classic first novel WAR FOR THE OAKS has been reissued in an Orb Trade Paperback. One of the earliest urban fantasies, its glamour and fey qualities are still as fresh and innovative as when it was first published in 1987.

Eddie McCandry is chosen as the designated mortal participant for the Seelie Courts side in the annual faerie battle. An unwilling conscript, her life changes as she assembles a rock-and-roll band of mortals and feyand tries to ignore the mesmerizing dark-visaged phouka assigned as
her bodyguard. Her musical abilities are magical and create a shield against the Unseelie army, but it is her soul that sings when she fully embraces her role as pawn, lover and savior. (Jul., 320 pp., $13.95)

Reviewed By: Kelly Rae Cooper

Publisher: Orb

Published: October 2001

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