So I’m participating in this week’s Tough Travels meme again – hosted by Nathan of Fantasy Review Barn, this is one great way to explore Fantasyland and create lists, YAY! Don’t forget to go and check out what other participating bloggers have put on their lists – my tbr expands every week because of them! :)
This week, we’re looking for the elusive FAE. Err. Let’s just say that they’re somehow different than elves (think Tolkien), and keep it at that. They come from the realm called Faerie (or however you like to write it) and are known to be tricky, if not downright hostile in their relations with humans.
- Felurian from Patrick Rothfuss’s Kingkiller Chronicle. She’s the pretty Fae lady who lures Kvothe into the land of the Fae, singing her seductive song. What follows is… uhm… well, Kvothe definitely gains an education there, that’s for sure.
- Rowan Whitethorn from Sarah J. Maas’s Heir of Fire. Oooh, a swoony Fae warrior? Yes, please. He made a blood promise to his queen so he’s bound to serve her. He’s the one who trains Celaena in magic. He also turns into a bird, which is cool (review).
- Tink from Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wicked. He’s actually a brownie and is a friend to Ivy, but the Fae in this series are heartless bastards set on destroying humanity, while Tink is a Harry Potter addict and bakes chocolate cakes. Waaaay cooler (review).
- The Fae warriors from Kevin Hearne’s Hounded. They’re working for the Celtic god of love and they get their asses handed to them by Atticus the druid when they try to kill him. Not that important, but hey, they’re there (review).
- Derrick, the pixie from Elizabeth May’s The Falconer. I didn’t particularly enjoy this novel (reasons here) but Derrick was one of the best features of the story. He’s hooked on honey and a real friend to Aielana (he’s similar to Tink in this regard). The other Fae in the story are really dangerous and Aielana spends her days killing them off.
- Oberon, Titania & crew from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Yes, I actually read this thing. It’s my favourite Shakespeare play and I really wish to see it on stage some day but Slovenian theatres insist on 4-hour, horrible renditions of King Lear for some reason.
- Cornish pixies from J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I don’t know whether they count as Fae, but this is a wonderful scene, I love Kenneth Branagh in that role (even if I can’t pronounce his surname).
And that’s it for tonight, it’s 11.30 pm on Wednesday and I desperately need sleep! :)
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Which fae have I forgotten to add to this list?
I’d love to hear your thoughts and read about your choices! :)