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Blue Sky

(Elfhome #2.5)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  662 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Blue Sky is a short story set in the Elfhome world, a fantasy series by Wen Spencer.

Pittsburgh – a city from Earth magically stranded on the world of elves. Captain of the Team Big Sky hoverbiking racing team, John Montana has lived in fear for his younger half-brother. Blue Sky isn't the only half-elf in Pittsburgh, but he's the only one whose father was one of the holy w
Kindle Edition, 24 pages
Published June 23rd 2012 by Amazon Digital Services (first published January 1st 2012)
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Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Still just as good the 2nd time around!
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars.

Definitely needed for full enjoyment and clarity in book 3. Certainly not a standalone story.

Back when I first read Elfhome Elfhome 3 I hadn't read this. I missed out big time. I even remembered the confusion I felt back then when Blue Sky showed up, seemingly from nowhere, in Elfhome Elfhome 3. This is basically his back story. I'm so happy to have read this but it's very much a series title and I strongly recommend, even if you don't read short stories, to pay the 77p and get it in ord
Rebecca Tousey
Oct 08, 2017 rated it liked it
Short story is included in project elfhome

I was thinking it was an expanded story with a few more chapters about Blue. Maybe when he meets Lemon Lime Jel-lo or new hover bike races with Oilcan and Tommy Chang. Or making friends with a young Tengu.
Marcia G. Morrione
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exciting Elfhome

This is a very good story in the Elfhome Universe. I highly recommend it for all readers who enjoy Science Fiction/Fantasy.
ms bookjunkie
Jul 12, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, fantasy, kindle
Such a small snippet. But satisfying.
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoy Wen Spencer's books and specifically the Elfhome series. This is a nice little story that sits between Wolf Who Rules and Elfhome. ...more
Erin Penn
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
The second of Wen Spencer's short stories related to the popular Elfhome book series. This one provides the background to Blue Sky, a supporting character who appeared in the third book of the series. Not required reading, but if you want to know a little more about the world and gain some insight into how the genetic programming of the elves by their overthrown Skin owners continues to impact them this story is for you.

The short story is a love story – between brothers and between a princess an
Sarah Bruer
Jan 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Here be Sakasha

If you enjoyed the Elfhome series then you may like this short story. In this story we get a bit of a deeper look at the Sekasha caste. The main characters in this story are John Montana, Blue Sky, and Stormsong. I enjoyed seeing more about Blue Sky in this and would enjoy glimpses of him settling in with the elves, trying to stay connected with his brother, and what later impacts the Oni might have on his childhood.

Overall, the plot is quite good. It felt a little rushed to me, b
Nov 07, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: baen-free, fantasy
This is worth reading, but I suggesting going to the trouble of finding it (legally) on the CD image at
TheBestofJimBaensUniverseCD/TheBestofJimBaensUniverseCD. It's in volume 1, #2. It is very short - maybe 30 mn of reading - and I'd be really annoyed if I'd paid for it. It is just a little backstory on Blue Sky, who otherwise appears out of the same in "Elfhome." Frankly this could have simply been a chapter in book 3, rather like the short "Protection Mon
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the back story mentioned in the first chapter of Elfhome.

An interesting addition regarding inherited traits, family bonds & unintended consequences.

Worth reading if you are familiar with Tinker, Wolf Who Rules & Elfhome books. May be confusing if coming at you cold.

Love this author. Read as free read on Baen webpage, loved it enough to pay for it. :)
Oct 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was a short story, introducing a character that will appear in Elfhome (#3 of the series). I got it while waiting for the same. It was good. And the very next day I received my copy of Elfhome, and promptly read that :) So it's a bit of a blur, but it definitely was a good idea to read the short story, for the background of this new character. ...more
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
Nov 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you were reading along and wondered who Blue Sky was and where he fit into the Elfhome universe you need to read this short story. I thought I had missed something when he appeared but it turns out his story is not in any of the books. This is a good look at both Blue Sky and his brother John Montana. It also gives additional incite into how the elf's feel about any half elf children.
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This ebook novella was available for free on the publisher's website as part of a collection. I wish I'd read this novella before Elfhome (book 3 of the series) as it explains how Blue comes to live with Tinker's household. A good, albeit short, story about Blue and how he's discovered amongst the humans. ...more
This is a nice short story that sets up a situation that is important for book three in the series. Not much happens, but as always the writing from Wen Spencer is top notch and if you read Elfhome, you might be slightly confused if you haven't read this short story. ...more
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books-i-own
I read this a while ago, and honestly don't remember enough to review it, just that I liked it. ...more
Too little for the money

Pointless information on a character that could just as well been included in a novel. List as 2.5 in reading order
Matthew Kent
Jan 30, 2015 rated it liked it
far to short
Nov 02, 2014 rated it liked it
Elfhome short story. You really have to have read the main books of the serie to understand something about this.
Jun 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faery-fairy
Way too short.
Shannon C.
Apr 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good novella for fans of the Tinker series, but I would have liked it to be longer.

It's good to read this before starting book 3--the two main characters in this one show up in book 3.
Oct 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Brotherly love and duty

The big brother/little brother dynamic was beautiful. The relationship seemed very true to what real sibs raised by abusive parents go through.
Jane W.
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I know it was just a single, but it would have been nice if it had been longer.
David Davies
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Read this several years ago, it was a short story in Jim Baen's Universe, an online magazine (it was volume 1 no 2). A nice little addition to the Tinker universe ...more
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John W. Campbell Award Winner Wen Spencer resides in paradise in Hilo, Hawaii with two volcanoes overlooking her home. Spencer says that she often wakes up and exclaims "Oh my god, I live on an island in the middle of the Pacific!" This, says Spencer, is a far cry from her twenty years of living in land-locked Pittsburgh.

The Elfhome series opener, Tinker, won the 2003 Sapphire Award for Best Scien

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