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The Faeman Quest (The Faerie Wars Chronicles #5)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  675 Ratings  ·  39 Reviews
In the conclusion to Herbie Brennan's 'Faerie Wars' series, a child who is half faerie, half human has the power to determine the fate of both worlds. The Faeman Girl is Mella, daughter of Lord Henry and Queen Holly Blue, half faerie, half human and all trouble.
Paperback, UK Edition, 368 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published 2011)
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I really enjoyed the first four books in the Faerie War Chronicles and was excited to see another book be released in the series. I didn’t enjoy this book as much as previous books in the series; probably because it’s been so long since I read the other books in the series (it was five years between the publishing of the fourth and fifth book...then it took me another few years to get around to reading it).

This book takes place 15 years after the last Faerie Wars Chronicles novel and focuses on
Jan 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Admittedly, I was a little cautious about this one. When "Faerie Lord" was published it was touted as the finale to the series. Then along comes "Faeman Quest" and my first question was: why this book and why now? I thought the Faerie Wars series did very well on its own with the four books, and I was hoping that the fifth book wouldn't turn out to be a half-assed attempt to milk a little more interest out of the series.

Herbie Brennan, I'm sorry I doubted you. =^_^=

This book brought together a
I've decided I don't want to ruin my opinion of the other faerie war books by reading this one. I believe the last book tied up a lot of what I needed it to so after 60 some pages I'm shelving it.
Pia Ferrara
Apr 27, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, fantasy, ya
La recensione è anche su Fantasy Magazine:

Si sarebbe portati a pensare che se La figlia degli elfi avesse un difetto, andrebbe individuato nella sua natura di sequel, nel riprendere, dopo un certo numero di anni, una vicenda e dei personaggi che sembravano aver detto tutto in una saga ormai conclusa. Niente sarebbe più lontano dal vero.

La figlia degli elfi è il quinto romanzo della serie Faerie Wars, di Herbie Brennan, di cui la Mondadori ha pubblicato in
Serena.. Sery-ously?
Feb 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Era il lontano 2003 quando ero una ragazza innocente e pura ed usciva il primo volume della saga di Herbie Brennan: La guerra degli elfi. La storia sembrava più che sufficientemente conclusa al quarto volume (pubblicato nel 2008 qui in Italia), quindi immaginatevi il colpo che mi è preso quando dopo tre anni di pace e tranquillità Brennan ci ha shoccato con l'uscita di un improbabile quinto volume! Per carità, sono stata felicissima all'idea ma mi sembrava parecchio forzata.. Avevamo già un fina ...more
Feb 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I finished Faerie Lord, I assumed it was the end of the series. Henry and Blue finally got together, Hairstreak was finally defeated without a shadow of a doubt, and seemingly, the Faeries of Night had run out of options. Then I stumbled across this book in my to-read list. Even after I picked it up, I was still skeptical. Why reopen the story when the main antagonist is dead and the main characters are settled? Usually children of the main characters work well for epilogues (i.e. Harry Pot ...more
Feb 15, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 15, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, christmas-2011
The Faerie Wars Chronicles is my all-time favorite book series. I'm not sure if this book attempted to be a stand alone book, however you really need to read the entire series to fully appreciate it.
I whole-heartedly recommend not just this book, but the entire Faerie Wars Chronicles.

I loved the continuance of the story I originally fell in love with.. I enjoyed hearing what happened to these fantastic characters after 'Faerie Lord' - which published in 2007 and was supposed to have been the las
Despite being the next generation, we still get to hear plenty from the main cast of the original four books. Blue, Henry and Pygrus feature heavily for the good side, they have all matured somewhat although Pygrus is still pretty adventurous and rebellious. I had a problem with Henry because his character went backwards dramatically, he was pretty stupid at times and not at all his heroic self that he had become by the end of the forth book. The new character Mella reminded me a lot of an early ...more
Jasmine Woods
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a little trepidatious when I heard Herbie Brennan had written a final chapter in the Faerie Wars series, one of my favourites growing up, not least because I'd already made my peace with it finishing but also because all the publicity material I found described newcomer Mella as an irritating Mary-Sue type character. In fact I needn't have worried. Mella is a fine addition to the roster, never too feisty or trite to get irritating and distinct enough from her mother Blue that she doesn't f ...more
Creativity's Corner
This review was originally posted on my blog, Creativity's Corner

I think first I need to ask has anyone heard of this series besides me? It's one of my favorites, but every time I talk about it I get such blank stares! (Including internet *blank stares* which just makes me sad. This wonderful community should have at least one other person in it who knows the wonder of the Faerie Wars!) I'm considering a read-a-thon re-reading these, would anyone be interested in joining in?

I was a little surp
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

.....if anyone has ever read the first 4 'Fairy Wars' books then they will understand what I mean when I say that reading 'The Faeman Quest' after them was like climbing a wall after standing on the summit of Everest.

Set 15+ years after the original 'quadiligy', it follows the 'adventures' of the daughter of Holly Blue & Henry...and at that point I fell asleep. Holly Blue, Henry & Pyrgus, as adventurous fairy & human teenagers, fell into one scrape after another, usually wit
Dani Hermit
I really loved the first four books in this series, and while book 5 does somewhat fit in the scope of the series, it was somewhat rushed for my liking. I found that I liked the new character of Mella, who is Blue & Henry's 15 year old daughter, but there wasn't much of the book spent with her.

To me, it read like a book-long epilogue. A "where are they now" special about the characters from the first books of the series. It's a fun look at what the villains, heroes, and random side character
Brennan, rispetto ai quattro volumi precedenti, mantiene intatto lo stile di scrittura, facendosi apprezzare per il suo piacevole ritmo sciolto. La narrazione scorre rapida e regala la sensazione di osservare le vicende, più che leggerle.
Purtroppo i personaggi rimangono non troppo studiati nella loro interiorità, ma comunque sempre originali.

Bello l'intruglio magia-tecnologia che caratterizza l'universo di Henry e famiglia!

Ad ogni modo, con più vado avanti e con più me ne convinco! A volte non
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book, it really opened up an entire new story for the Faerie Realm. The introduction of Mella, the teenage daughter, allows the reader to still see the Realm through the eyes of a teenager, but in a new way. All the old loveable characters are still present too; Henry, Blue, Cardui, Pyrgus, even the dead Fogarty. The only slightly disappointing thing about this book is the way in which Hairstreak returned becasue I was excited he finally died, and then he came back ...more
When a book starts 16 years after the first one with the female main character from the first books telling the male character from the first books that they have a 15 year old daughter that has used a spell on them to make them forget about her.... one has doubts. It took a while for me to get enough into the book that I felt any desire to keep reading. It was all going well and the plot was building up nicely and then it just suddenly ended and the climax of the book gets revealed as a flashba ...more
Sep 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
yay Blue isnt dead and Henry and Blue now have twins isnt that cute??? Too bad Nymph adn Pyrgus never had twins maybe in teh future books but beautiful love the work Herbie Brennan you had me scared for a second I thought Mella was going to marry Hairstreak(EW) and I thought that Blue was dead, another thing, isnt it funny that Henry and Aisling never agreed and now Aisling is going to marry Henry's nemisis HAHAHA funny place for a brother and sister to be in. Aisling should die sooner or later ...more
Jan 24, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't bring myself to finish this book. The last one had quite a few holes - the blue tribe swimming under the sea whose history began when they found a ruined city and who talk to the dead through a handy little machine?
This one started with the villain's head. He somehow became powerful as... a head on a cube keeping his virtually immortal. I couldn't get past it. Maybe someone else will enjoy the end of this series, but it's not for me.
Amy Bradley
Jun 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this, the fifth and last of the Faerie War Chronicles, twenty years have elapsed since the last novel. Blue and Henry have had a daughter, Mella, who has decided she wants to meet her grandmother - Henry's mother - in the Analogue World. Chaos, of course, ensues, upon her covert departure from the palace, and escape unannounced into the human world.

A very enjoyable read, with the return of familiar villains, and a very surprising twist.
Ryan Mishap
Aside from the continuing animal rights angle and the delightful send-up of Cupid-stricken love at first sight (the evil bad guy is struck, noticing the cruel curve of her mouth and the like), this was still disappointing compared tot he early books.

I think it would have benefited from following the daughter, Mella, more instead of hopping from character to character. The reader needed a rudder, someone to identify with.
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So this was left open for another in the series to follow, but at the same time a sequel isn't actually necessary in my opinion. Things ended in such a way that there's no need to continue the series. However, I'm not sure I want to let go of this world yet, so I'd definitely read another one if it does come out.
Dec 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This series continues to surprise and delight. As always, just when i think i have what's coming next figured out, it changes up on me.
Wish it weren't set so far ahead of things as i would have luved to have read up on all the fun Henry and Blue had w/Cumella as little girl
Wonder if He will continue you this series or if this was the last one?
Kattie Sivley
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This series is still awesome! I was wary about this book, because it came out so long after the last book, but that didn't matter at all. This is about Henry and Blue's daughter Mella, who is reminiscent of Pygrus in her adventures and penchant for getting into trouble. If the series continues, I will continue to read it.

Feb 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was not very impressed with this. I liked it because of all the old characters and how they've developed and I liked Mella the new character but the story was not that great. It didn't seem as exciting and action packed as the others and the ending really seemed rushed. For recommendation I'd say read it if you like the characters but don't expect too much.
Dec 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I wanted to love this book but I just couldn't get into it. I did not realize that this was book 5 in the series when I picked it up at the library so I have not read books 1-4. This books has fairies and manticores so I really wanted to read it. Unfortunately, the pace was way to slow and I had to force myself to finish the book.
Feb 12, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-teen
I enjoyed the book a little less than the previous. The author certainly does a god job of continuing the story and I am impressed that Henry has not changed. But I found myself skimming paragraphs and at times I was a little bored. Still worth reading and wondering how it continues with Aisling.
I wish I could say this was a really good one but the ending seemed so rushed and everything happened so fast, too many things were going on at once and people were forgotten so no this was the weakest of the whole series
Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love Herbie Brennan's books. And this is the best of the lot.
Kay Cee
A quick, fun read but lacking when compared to the rest of the series. The plot seems a little rushed and disjointed, but fans of the series will still likely enjoy it.
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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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