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The Ruins of Noe

(Faerie Tales from the White Forest #2)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Brigitta’s adventures continue when the balance of the White Forest is disturbed and the Elders lose contact with the Ethereals. Against their advice, High Priestess Ondelle asks Brigitta to accompany her to the old faerie ruins of Noe to find a way to reconnect with the Ancients.

What they discover when they arrive is something they never learned from any faerie tale. Why
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 21st 2012 by Hydra House
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Phaedra Seabolt
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you read the first book in this series, Brigitta of the White Forest, you know that this story is based on a fairy world where the main character Brigitta is a fairy destined to be a leader among all fairies. Brigitta's first adventure had her saving the lives of all the fairies in The White Forest from a curse of stone. Her adventure took her out of the White Forest (her magically protected home) and into the Dark Forest in search of an exiled fairy Hrathgar. Upon saving the White Forest, Br ...more
Gina -   Behind the Pages
Apr 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Such an adventurous little soul Brigitta has. Destined to be an Elder faerie, yet longing for adventure. In the first novel we see that Brigitta is jealous of her friends for having their destiny marking when she doesn't, as well as our spending time with her trying to figure out what she is good at that will spend the rest of her life doing. We hear
Apr 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Second in Danika Dinsmore’s Faerie Tales from the White Forest, The Ruins of Noe extends the world and history of White Forest fairies, sending Brigitta, now an apprentice elder, on a quest to find the Ancients who uphold the forest. Readers who enjoyed the first book will thoroughly enjoy this second. But the story stands alone very comfortably too.

That vexing question of free-will vs destiny rears its head again, with teen fairy Brigitta still unsure why she’s destined to lead, and the Great H
Astrid Miles
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book in exchange to write an honest review.

Danika Dinsmore has once again written a thrilling middle-grade book. The excitement continues as you follow Brigitta as she trains to become one of the Elders for her village. When she discovers that she may be able to once again save her village she sets out on another journey with the High Priestess Ondelle. Though it sounds slightly similar in tone to the first book, I found the situations slightly more dire and the ch
Mar 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
I won this book in the Good Reads giveaway, and it was signed and hand-delivered by the author. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but look forward to it. Thank you very much.

Update: I really enjoyed this book. It was quite different from what I usually read. I haven't read the previous story, but didn't have any trouble understanding this one. Any references to earlier adventures are explained where necessary, and there are maps and a helpful glossary. The story seemed a little rushed at ti
Suzanne Montigny
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was quite intrigued with the first of this series Brigitta of the White Forest. The Ruins of Noe continues the saga even further when Brigitta travels to the disturbing ruins of Noe where faeries of a very different kind dwell and where no one, not even the high priestess is safe. The wonderful thing about this novel, is that it continues to Ondelle of Grioth. Now I can't tell you why I'm very excited to read this. Only know that something huge happens in the second novel that promises a good ...more
Danika Dinsmore
Mar 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Okay, giving my own book 5 stars seems kind of self-indulgent. But I truly do love this book, and I didn't for a long time. This was a challenging book to write.

In combination with the great story editing, cover art, and new map art I think it deserves five stars.

I hope you enjoy this new adventure.
Jennifer Keller
Nov 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
...loved this book. I can't wait to find out more...
Jeremy Zimmerman
Apr 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
(This review was originally written for Clockwork Reviews. You can read it here or there.)

In The Ruins of Noe, the sequel to her debut novel Brigitta of the White Forest, Danika Dinsmore outdoes herself in the crafting of this new book. All of the elements that made Brigitta wonderful continue on in this book. It is still just as magical and engaging as the first book, exploring the trials and struggles of the now adolescent protagonist. But the book also distinguishes itself from its predecesso
Angela Spencer
Mar 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This was originally written for Yahoo! Voices. You can read it here or there.

Since reading Danika Dinsmore's Brigitta of the White Forest a year ago, I've been looking forward to the sequel. When offered a chance to read and review an eARC for The Ruins of Noe, I jumped on the opportunity. The book did not disappoint. It continued the delightful tone, characters, and setting of the first book while standing apart with its own strengths and perspective.

As Brigitta continues her training to become
Nikki McCarver
May 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in this series, and even though I have not read the first book I had no trouble following along in the story. Even though after reading this book, I must confess I will be. Welcome to the extraordinary world of elemental fairies. It is wonderfully complex and absolutely stunning. Brigitta is a young fairy who is torn in her feelings about her destiny marks. She was thrust into a major event in the first book, that helped prepare her for the trails that lay ahead in this o ...more
May 02, 2012 rated it liked it
As the second book in the series continues so does Brigitta's journey to become a more brave and fulfilled fairy. She saves her village from destruction in the first book. Now in the second, she begins a more complex journey, maybe even a slightly more darker journey. She becomes an apprentice Elder, which just means allows her to travel to lands beyond the White Forest and into the Ruins of Noe to right a terrible wrong. Brigitta carries a burden only she alone can carry, a prophecy that says s ...more
Book Twirps
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it

The Ruins of Noe is a continuation of Brigitta of the White Forest. While the first book in the series was definitely geared more toward a middle grade audience, this installment seemed more mature than the first book.

In this installment, Brigitta is in training to become one of the Elders for her village. When she happens upon a prophecy that says she is the one who can solve a mystery surrounding her village, she sets out once again to try and set things right. Though it sounds similar in tone
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: writers of fantasy, young readers, the young at heart, lovers of fantasy and the fae.
Danika Dinsmore delivers again with Brigitta's next adventure The Ruins of Noe. I was deeply absorbed and I honestly did not want the book to end.

A couple of season's have passed since Brigitta and Himmy's adventure and Brigitta is learning skills necessary for her destined role in life, but things are out of balance in the White Forest and it is up to Brigitta to seek out the Ancients and find a way to bring balance back.

Along the way she makes more new friends, develops new abilities, discove
A fairytale about faeries, actually fairly original - certainly different then anything I can recall. The worlds were odd but believable. Basically a quest story starring a young female faerie and her elder mentor. A bit uneven but interesting. 3.5 of 5.
Sep 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Danika Dinsmore is an award-winning writer, spokenword artist, and educator living on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.

Danika currently works and plays in literary and speculative fiction with an emphasis on juvenile and young adult literature. She is author of several books of poetry, a spokenword CD, and the Faerie Tales from the White Forest middle grade fantasy series.

Other books in the series

Faerie Tales from the White Forest (5 books)
  • Brigitta of the White Forest (Faerie Tales from the White Forest, #1)
  • Ondelle of Grioth (Faerie Tales from the White Forest, #3)
  • Narine of Noe (Faerie Tales from the White Forest, #4)
  • Voyage from Foraglenn  (Faerie Tales from the White Forest #5)

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