Monday, November 8, 2010

Fae: The Invisible Order

The Invisible Order
by Paul Crilley

Description from the amazon:
Emily Snow is twelve years old, supporting herself and her younger brother on the streets of Victorian England by selling watercress. One early winter morning on her way to buy supplies, she encounters a piskie--a small but very sarcastic fey creature that has been cornered by a group of the Black Sidhe, piskies from an opposing clan. She rescues him and unknowingly becomes involved in a war between the Seelie and the Unseelie, two opposing factions of fairies that have been battling each other throughout the long centuries of human history, with London--and England itself--as the ultimate prize.

When the Invisible Order--a centuries-old secret society of humans that has protected mankind from the fey's interference--gets involved, things really start to get complicated.

Now she is the central figure in this ancient war that could permanently change Earth. With no one to trust, Emily must rely on her own instincts and guile to make the right choices that could save her family and all of mankind.

Read the first 3 chapters here.

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Offer ends: November 28, 2010


1. Read the first three chapters.

2. Give me a sentence that caught your eye and your email in comments.


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  1. Sounds awesome. I love that opening line.

  2. Thanks for the free read!! :D

    And although I'm still in the first chapter, I had to stop and say I love Emily's description of Mr. Ravenhill ..."he was so tall and thin, his clothes so tightly fitting, that the impression she got was that of a skeleton in a velvet suit."

    This story is beautifully descriptive, I'm really liking it so far - although the plight of the poor is terribly grim. I've read historical works where Cheapside back in the 17th century was detailed ... :( ugh.

    Anyway, back to reading now! :D

  3. I liked this sentence- She stepped onto the deserted street,wondering if this is what all twelve year old girls had to go through every day of their lives. What a very touching sentence. It really speaks of the hardship they lived through.

  4. Awesome book!
    This sentence gives me a very vivid image.
    'Every strange noise that woke her in the middle of the night would make her think of secret battles fought along the rooftops of London'.

  5. Which meant that what she had witnessed that morning was real and not something she could pretend hadn’t happened.


  6. The creature bared it's sharp yellow teeth in a grin that quickly turned into a wince of pain.

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  7. I love the passage where one says that emily's a child and has no use for lying. Then the other one says how much the first one about children. XD
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  8. Have they tricked you? Or are you involved of your own free will? Do you think them delightful ? Like the stories in the books? Because they’re not, Miss Snow. They are dangerous, evil creatures who would like nothing better than to destroy humankind. That is why we exist, you see. To make sure they do not succeed in their plans.

    Thank you for this AWESOME giveaway! ^O^ I can't wait to read the entire book!*_*

  9. I like two different sentences:
    Frost winked and glittered in the moonlight, a thin layer of gleaming white that reminded her of the powdered icing on Mr. Warren’s cakes.
    Emily nodded. She lingered, unwilling to let the events of the morning slip away so readily. She took one last look before she left the shop, trying to freeze in her mind the image of a half-giant bending over a sleeping piskie, then stepped out into the watery gray morning.

  10. She paused for a moment and let the hustle and bustle of the market drive the events to the back of her mind. She could think about them later, when she had the time. Right now she had to focus on the real world.

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  11. "As Emily watched, one of the injured creatures broke away. An arrow caught him in the back and he collapsed, twitching, not five feet from where she stood. He lay there for a second, then melted into the cobbles, his skin liquefying into a bloody puddle that gave off the stench of
    bad meat."

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  12. I really like this phrase, "It was dangerous to allow yourself such flights of fancy. Once you accepted things like that, you started to believe in princes coming to rescue you from your dreary life, in magical creatures that could fix all your problems."

    Especially coming from a sci-fi book.

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  14. “Then I’m Queen Vic’s butler,” said Jack...
    Thanks for the giveaway!


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