Wednesday, June 20, 2007

TITHE: A MODERN FAERIE TALE by Holly Black (Booktalk)

Title: Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale
Author: Holly Black
ISBN: 0689867042
Publisher: Simon Pulse (2002)

Most little girls grow out of fairy tales by the time they turn 16, Kaye Fierch is about to grow into hers. An ominous attempt on her mother’s life forces them back to New Jersey, her childhood home, and the home of her friends, both real and imaginary. When her imaginary friends visit her one night, she realizes that there is more to her life than meets the eye. Suddenly swept into an ancient conflict between the courts of Faerie by a charming but mercurial elfin knight, she is soon embroiled in events beyond her comprehension. The Unseelie court has marked her as a sacrifice to keep the free faeries in check and under their thumb. All she wants is to go back to her real life. She doesn’t know how close she is. Woe betide the world of man if she survives, for she is the Tithe.

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