WOLF WHO RULES
In this fantastic sequel
to Tinker, Tinker is still adjusting to being an elf while trying to figure out a way to clean up the mess she made of Pittsburgh and Elfhome when she destroyed the transdimensional gate -- at least she thinks she destroyed it.
Tinker continues to be a wonderful,
if somewhat clueless, protagonist, and
in this book, her obliviousness has some
very real and very tragic consequences. Haunted by dreams inspired by The Wizard of Oz, Tinker puzzles out
what she needs to do in order to
save Pittsburgh and and restore
the link between it and Earth.
While the book is slow to start, it quickly picks up and turns into a fast, compelling read. Spencer takes the
time to elaborate on elfin politics and customs, which is fascinating. The relationship between Tinker and Windwolf
is nicely done, and the supporting characters are wonderful, particularly Pony and Impatience. (Apr., 368 pp., $25.00)