Thistle Down (The Pixie Chronicles #1)
Dusty Carrick lived in the small town of Skene Falls, Oregon, her entire life. And, like many of the local children, she played with "imaginary" Pixie friends in Ten Acre Woods.
But the Pixies are not imaginary at all, and Ten Acre Woods is their home. Now, the woods are in danger, and if it falls, the Pixies too will die. Only Thistle Down, exiled from her tribe and trapp...more
Thanks to a mandatory evacuation from my building at work followed by a road block ...more
This book is a very light and shallow read. If not for the fact that the characters are all well into their twenties, it would feel like a not-particularly-good YA novel. There's a general lack of depth and real adversity -- Although there is a central conflict to the plot, I never felt any sense of urgency about whether or not the heroes wou ...more
Even though I write the other variant of urban fantasy (ass-kicking heroine solving paranormal crimes and saving the universe), I'm more of a fan of the kind written by the likes of Charles De Lint. Quieter stories where the magic creeps into the edges of ordina ...more
It certainly was not a bad book, but it was mediocre. My biggest complaint is that there was a mystery aspect of the book wherein the characters were trying to determine who was responsible for the logging threat and I felt that portion was somewhat poorly executed since our main characters ...more
Irene has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. Combining a love for Medieval history and a fascination with paranormal, Irene concentrated on fantasy writing.
In her spare time, Irene enjoys lacemaking and is a long time member of an international guild. Check out THE LONELIEST MAGICIAN, The Dragon Nimbus # ...more