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The Flight of Michael McBride

3.80  ·  Rating Details  ·  74 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Michael McBride is the New York City boy whose flight from the Old-World Unseelie Court leads him far into the wilds of the New World. The only son of a railroad magnate and an Irish beauty, Michael was raised in the posh streets of Gramercy Park, until the secret that lay beneath his family's genteel existence was revealed, sending Michael running for his life. By Union C ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 15th 1995 by Tor Books (first published 1994)
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Joey Brockert
Aug 18, 2013 Joey Brockert rated it liked it

Mr. McBride was born into a very dysfunctional family. His Father did not talk to his Mother, ever. His Mom loved him and told him stories of Ireland and fairies. His Dad played Chess with him but not much else. As it happens, his Mom died, but before she did, she gave him an odd parting present: some ointment in his left eye. Then, once she died, things changed very rapidly for Micheal. He was beaten and chased and afraid for his life, though there was no rhyme or reason for any of it that he
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Sep 17, 2007 Elisabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: adult_fantasy_sf
A great fusion of the historical west and fairy tale fantasy. I could tell it was one of the author's earlier books, though--it was a pretty linear, uncomplicated plot and I wanted a little bit more than I got. We'll see how her next book, The Innamorati, compares.
April
Jun 06, 2011 April rated it it was amazing
An author I read years ago, with another little series... remembered liking them very much and was intrigued by the idea of a fantasy novel of the American West.... I'll let you know...

Alrighty then.... a very different sort of fantasy... fun reading about the old west along with the Sidhe and Mexican bits of fairy. Enjoyable read with a delightful ending. Five out of five for this one Ms. Snyder!
Brent
Apr 19, 2013 Brent rated it liked it
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Snyder does an incredible job of combining Celtic, American Indian, and Mexican myths and cultures in this fantasy western. The narrative complexity Snyder displays in The Innamorati is missing, which might not be as noticeable if the pacing was more even. Those are only minor complaints, though, and this is a fun novel from a talented and highly imaginative author.
Kendra
A rather interesting fantasy and western combination. Young man's mother dies and he finds out he's half Fae. Both parents have a geas against telling him this, so he never knew and now he's being hunted. A rather fast-paced, interesting read!
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I'm pretty sure that this is the only western/fantasy I've ever read, and I really like the way it blended.
Patricia
Jul 17, 2010 Patricia rated it it was amazing
A fantasy/faerie story that takes place in the Old West - don't see many of those!
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Midori Snyder is the author of eight books for children and adults, published in English, French, and Dutch. She won the Mythopoeic Award for The Innamorati, a novel inspired by early Roman myth and the Italian "Commedia dell'Arte" tradition. Other novels include The Flight of Michael McBride (a mythic western), Soulstring (a lyrical fairy tale), The Oran Trilogy: New Moon, Sadar's Keep, and Belda ...more
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