Modern Faerie Tales

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

Valiant Summary

When 17-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

But there's something eerily beguiling about Val's new friends. Impulsive Lolli talks of monsters in the subway tunnels they call home and shoots up a shimmery amber-colored powder that makes the shadows around her dance. Severe Luis claims he can make deals with creatures that no one else can see. And then there's Luis' brother, timid and sensitive Dave, who makes the mistake of letting Val tag along as he makes a delivery to a woman who turns out to have goat hooves instead of feet.

When a bewildered Val allows Lolli to talk her into tracking down the hidden lair of the creature for whom Luis and Dave have been dealing, Val finds herself bound into service by a troll named Ravus. He is as hideous as he is honorable. And as Val grows to know him, she finds herself torn between her affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

Best-selling author Holly Black follows her breakout debut, Tithe, with a rich, harrowing, and compulsively readable parable of betrayal, abuse, friendship, and love.

©2005 Holly Black (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Company
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  • Book 1

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  • Book 2

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    • Modern Tale of Faerie, Book 2
    • By: Holly Black
    • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    When 17-year-old Valerie Russell runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city's labyrinthine subway system.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Valliantly told

    • By John on 31-08-07
    • Modern Tale of Faerie, Book 2
    • By: Holly Black
    • Narrated by: Renee Raudman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-06
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: £26.49

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