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We all know about fairies—they're usually helpful, ethereal creatures in children's stories and Walt Disney films, flitting about doing good, right? Wrong! In ancient times, the concept of fairies was rather different. They were the often-dangerous embodiment of the land, dark and unpredictable spirits that watched Humanity with a jaundiced and hostile eye. And, according ...more
ebook, 192 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by New Page Books (first published July 1st 2010)
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Amanda
May 21, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The amount of research Dr. Bob Curran puts into his books never ceases to amaze me, and Dark Fairies is no different. This book is absolutely packed full of information on the lore and history of the fae. He didn't just cover the basics on fairies, he covered it all. I had no idea whatsoever that the history of the fae was so incredibly vast and diverse.

In the book you learn about countless types of fae, where the belief in the fae originally came from and how it altered over time, the impact n
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Andrea Allison
Jan 30, 2011 Andrea Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
I must first compliment the illustrator Ian Daniels. The cover art and illustrations in this book are beautifully done. Almost makes you feel like you're not reading a nonfiction novel, but don't let it fool you. Dark Fairies is not a tremendously light read.

I thought I knew a great deal about fairies. I certainly knew they weren't all of the Tinkerbell variety. A few pages in to the book, I realized there was so much more information concerning the subject I had yet to come across. Dark Fairies
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Franny
Mar 25, 2015 Franny rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love love love this book! I love fairies and anything about them . I highly recommend this book. the art is gorgeous and is well written .
TG Mondalf
Apr 05, 2012 TG Mondalf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First I have to say I love the artwork though its not the focus. While it was not as in depth as I expected, it is fairly informative and one can tell the author did a fair amount of research. I found it very interesting and believe the author could have written much mire and in greater detail but didn't want to bore the reader and might be saving information for another book. it's just an impression.
Emma
Jan 08, 2012 Emma rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dark Faeries wasn't as informative as I thought it would be, but the way it was written it was really easy to absorb information with out being bored.
Regina Hunter
Nov 15, 2011 Regina Hunter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Yep, pretty cool and love the art.
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BOB CURRAN is an educational psychologist in Coleraine University. His interests are broad-ranging but are focused especially on history and story. He has written several books, including The Field Guide to Irish Fairies, The Wolfhound Guide to the Shamrock, Creatures of Celtic Myth, The Truth about the Leprechaun.
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