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Faerie Lord (The Faerie Wars Chronicles #4)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  2,439 Ratings  ·  96 Reviews
It has been two years since Henry left the Faerie Realm and he has still not adjusted to life back in the Analogue World. But when Henry finds a middle aged Pyrgus in Mr. Fogarty’s backyard, he is compelled to return to the world he left so suddenly. A mysterious plague is spreading throughout the Realm causing faeries to age rapidly. No one knows what is causing it or how ...more
Kindle Edition, 434 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens (first published December 1st 2007)
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Arielle Walker
A little disappointing. I've always adored this series (which I thought was a trilogy) so was excited to get the chance to continue it, but now I honestly think it didn't need continuing. The plot was interesting but felt blurry somehow, as though parts were missing and didn't fit. I actually think it may have been better as a standalone story, with different characters perhaps - Blue and Henry were so obviously together at the end of the last book that this just all felt unnecessary.Still, it h ...more
Meredith
Feb 12, 2009 Meredith rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Amelia, the pragmatic idealist
Another reviewer wrote that the final book in the Faerie Wars series takes on an entirely different tone, look, and feel than its predecessors. I couldn't agree more - and I absolutely adored it for those reasons!
- This final story seemed more in line with the "hero's journey" motif that saps like me find so thrilling! The direction completely changes, and along with it, a sense of what is truly important. Older, previously dominant characters are put on the backburner, carried-over conflicts
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colleen the fabulous fabulaphile
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Amber
Jun 20, 2008 Amber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fantasy lovers/Harry Potter fans
The fourth and concluding book in a series that I found waiting for the next publication as difficult as waiting for the next Harry Potter book to come out! Most books I finish, I think, "That was a good book!" and move to whatever is next on my list. This one I raced through because I just had to know what was happening next, but then was sad it was finished. And no more to look forward to now- like Harry Potter, and the Bartimaeus Trilogy. A book that I connected with so thoroughly I get this ...more
Michele
Oct 06, 2008 Michele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: young-adults/adults
Recommended to Michele by: found it myself
Shelves: young-adult
Faerie Lord is the last book (or so I suppose) in the Faerie Wars Chronicles. I should write this review for the first in the series, but I'm putting it here because the cumulative effect of the stories combined with my own convenience wants it to be written here.

Herbie Brennan and Eoin Culfer are in the same league, so if you like the Artemis Fowl books, you'll very likely love these. The plots are crafty with unexpected turns, the characters are memorable, both the good, the bad, and the in b
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Emily
Apr 11, 2009 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I'd like to give this book a 3.something, because I thought it was pretty good... and much better than some other stuff out there. As usual for the series, this book had some boring parts, some down time. The characterizations of the characters, especially read by a narrator, got repetitive. But the plot was interesting, and my favorite part of the novel is its self-awareness. In one scene, the author and the characters are aware of their participation in a very contrived hero trope, and that wa ...more
Hamid Sabri
May 03, 2015 Hamid Sabri is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Sunday, May 3, 2015

As John Green said “ Grief does not change you. It reveals you”. This quote shows how Henry should not be depressed and work hard to find his parents. The novel Faerie Lords, by Herbie Brennan portrays many themes that can be used in a person’s everyday life. The story includes, much of character development, and a very complex plot.

The characters have been portrayed in a very vague way, from the start till finish. Henry became a lot more depressed, while Pygrus became much mo
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Amy Bradley
Jun 25, 2016 Amy Bradley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The fourth Faerie War Chronicles young adult novel. A mysteries time fever plague is spreading among the faeries of Light and Night, spreading through unknown means. The time fever ages the faeries years into the future in the span of days or weeks they have been in fever, sometimes giving them glimpses of the future. Henry is transported into the deep desert to try to fulfill a vision Mr Fogarty had while under the fever.

Full of strange myths and legends, this was more interesting than past vol
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Effymathers
Mar 04, 2014 Effymathers rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Il est vrai qu’après avoir lu les avis sur ce dernier tome d’une belle saga, et d’avoir vu les lecteurs déçus, je me suis posée des questions sur ce livre. En effet, il a été un peu long, il est vrai que Henry passe beaucoup de temps dans le désert. L’idée de la maladie qui touche tout le royaume est une bonne base et une bonne intrigue que j’ai trouvée bien trouvée : une maladie qui agit sur le temps qu’il nous reste à vivre et sur le destin ! Quelle imagination !
Mais lorsque Henry se retrouve
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Turtle


I've always had my misgivings about Brennan's Faerie War series. He has this uncanny ability to make me squirm. From his portrayal of a broken home, a negative view on a mother discovering her sexuality, extremely gruesome death scenes, to even possible rape scenarios there's a lot to be bothered by in these books.

I think this addition to the series was probably the lesser of those evils. It took me forever to pick it up though because I feared more suggested rape scenes like in the third book.
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Sara
Aug 19, 2013 Sara rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi, mythology
Trying to get this review out quickly before I forget what I both loved and hated about this book. Anyway. Faerie Lord begins soon after the end of Ruler of the Realm. Henry is still reeling from Blue's proposal, and backpedaling into his normal, boring life. The Faerie Realm, however, needs his help. A terrible illness has struck the land, aging faeries on both sides of the war not in months and years, but in hours and days. Pyrgus Malvae and Mr. Fogarty have caught it, and the latter might no ...more
Sakura
Jan 23, 2012 Sakura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Those who have read the other books in the series should read this simply because it's the conclusion to the main story, but other than this, I have read better, more emotionally satisfying fantasies. I definitely got the impression that the author simply got halfway through the book, which starts off very good, and then suddenly grew lazy, not spending as much time with the main characters' personal journeys on the inside and left us just watching from afar as this, dare I say "cartoonish" sequ ...more
Lynne
Jul 19, 2014 Lynne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I spotted FAERIE WARS at a yard sale and paid either .50 cents or a dollar for it. I thought the cover was really cool and the synopsis on the back sounded interesting.

Once I got home and started to read it I noticed the next book was advertised in the back pages and that's when I remembered seeing the second book in this series at that same yard sale.
So the next day, my husband and I drove over to that house - I just happened to catch the owner there and when I told her I'd bought the first bo
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Kristi
Oct 26, 2008 Kristi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Henry returns to the Faerie Realm after a visit from Pyrgus, an elder Pyrgus. A disease has hit the realm, temporal fever. It causes the host to fall into a coma, living years of their life within the trance, and waking up visibly older. Henry returns to the realm at the request of Mr. Fogarty, who has contracted the fever and doesn’t have much time left.

Upon his arrival Henry is transported to the desert, by Madame Cardui, without a viable reason! In the meantime the usual villains, Chalkhill,
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Eleclyah
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by The Compulsive Reader for TeensReadToo.com

Henry Atherton has been desperately trying to forget about his friends in the Faerie Realm for the last two years, which is a bit hard considering his responsibility of looking after Mr. Fogarty's abandoned house and temperamental cat. It is while tending Hodge that Pyrgus and Nymph make a sudden reappearance.

Only...Pyrgus has aged considerably due to a mysterious disease running rampant throughout Faerie that is causing them to grow old at
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MerseyMermaid
Didn't enjoy it as much as earlier titles in the series to begin with, but I suppose, as I found with all of Brennan's books, the beginning is kind of slow, then the last third of the book is quite pow-pow-pow with the action parts and cliffhangers, and you don't want to put it down. I also think my reluctance at the beginning might have been caused by not having read them for a while, it took me a bit of time to remember what everything was - not the characters as much as the names for objects ...more
Debbie
Mar 06, 2008 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-scifi
Crazy, as usual. Wonderfully crazy! Herbie Brennan's imagination is out of this world. Literally. Not only does he cover the Analogue (human) and Faerie worlds, he brings in creatures from Haven and Hael. And in the third book, Ruler of the Realm, there's even an alien abduction.

In this series, Brennan puts his characters into situations it's impossible to get out of, and then he throws them into another one; he makes up the ultimate in magic and spy gadgets that the characters suddenly pull out
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Katherine Wade
Ever since I started reading 'The Faerie Wars Chronicles' I could tell that Herbie Brennan was an amazing writer. If I ever read the whole series again sometime... I would most likely give 5 out of 5 stars to each of them. But in this case I managed to give the first three a 4 out of 5. I felt at the time (but I could be wrong) that the first three books didn't reach the mark of my expectations. They lacked one thing... and I still can't put my finger on it. Maybe they dragged on in certain part ...more
Eric
Now there is a new threat to the faerie realm. Henry has to go save them from the disease that is spreading in the realm. The disease makes them age rapidly and feel weak then die's. Henry is nervous because he has to be with Blue and he likes her and when a guy is near a girl he likes he's usually nervous. Well Blue's brother Pyrgus got sick and started to age rapidly but thanks to the wizard healer they like stop time for his body so he won't die but then he litterally stops too. Nymph his wif ...more
Brad Jackson
Jun 24, 2015 Brad Jackson rated it it was amazing
The Best getsbetter

Every twist and turn keeps you from putting it down. The story of Blue and Henry really does need to be brought to the big screen. Better than Harry potter.
Elizabeth
Aug 23, 2012 Elizabeth rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved that Blue is not some defenseless dumb princess who stays back hoping for someone else to take charge. She is always trying and succeeding at saving people, of course she makes mistakes, but learns from them and realizes her own weakness and accepts when she can use some help, and even with all this she is still a girl who is crazily in love and wants to marry. In other words she is a powerful, independent woman, who still does what her heart dictates, she does not reject a part of herself ...more
Robin
Feb 18, 2008 Robin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves fantasy
Recommended to Robin by: advance reading copy
This is the fourth book in a series which I've kept up with over the past few years. And after getting distracted by other books along the way, I finally worked through it and got to the end. What made this book more challenging than the others, I think, is that the setting was outside the Faerie Realm and into a neighboring country where Blue goes to find Henry and the two must defreat the Midgard Serpent (which was depicted on the cover the advance reading copy I have!)So I did like it but it' ...more
Daniel O.
Feb 23, 2014 Daniel O. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book 2 days ago but I forgot to post it on I also read the entire series as well Read 90 min
Brenda
Mar 10, 2010 Brenda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angsty teen Henry returns to the Faerie Realm to help his true-love Queen Blue fight a mysterious illness that causes its victims to fall into comas wherein they age exponentially.

The best of the four book series by Herbie Brennan. The political factions from the previous book have been fragmented and the "good guys" find it hard to tell whom to trust. The cause of the mystery ailment is interesting, though I think more could have been done with the revelation.

A solid book but it doesn't transce
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Karen Léger
Dec 08, 2015 Karen Léger rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Triste que la série se termine.
Deborah
Jan 11, 2015 Deborah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great continuation of the story
Kaitlin Michelle
Feb 10, 2016 Kaitlin Michelle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Oh Henry..Why didn't you stay with Blue. Anyway. In this installment of the Faerie Wars, it has been 2 years since the previous book. Pygrus has come down with an illness that makes him age, and has translated to the analogue world to see if it can slow the disease. This is how Henry discovers everyone is in trouble. Mr. Fogarty is dying, so Henry goes back to the Faerie Realm to say goodbye. Henry gets translated to a strange land, and must fend for himself, with the help of a native boy on the ...more
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What you should know

Name: Herbie Brennan

Occupation: Author

Favourite book: The Crimson Petal and the White, by Michel Faber.

Favourite subjects: Esoteric matters, psychical research, anomalies, Mac computers, other people and cats.

Favourite journals: Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Mac Format.

Favourite holiday spot: Kenmare, County Kerry, Ireland.

Number of books published: 108.

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Other Books in the Series

The Faerie Wars Chronicles (5 books)
  • Faerie Wars (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #1)
  • The Purple Emperor (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #2)
  • Ruler of the Realm (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #3)
  • The Faeman Quest (The Faerie Wars Chronicles, #5)

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