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Dark Dancer

3.33  ·  Rating details ·  3 ratings  ·  2 reviews
The Seligh crushed,
The captives found,
The barrier broken,
The balmorae freed.

A strange prophecy haunts the Seligh lords, rulers of the Fey and controllers of all magic in the Summerlands, a prophecy that foretells their fall.

A banished Seligh lord rules the Winterlands with an iron fist and his pets, the balmorae, patrol the borders against all intruders, guarding the secre
Published August 25th 2014 by Jaleta Clegg (first published August 20th 2014)
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Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, fantasy, steampunk, ya
Official rating: 3.5 stars. I rounded up to four, because it's a very enjoyable 3.5.
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Steampunk fairy land. That is what first drew me to this book, and it didn't disappoint. There are elves and pixies, mushroom fairy rings, magic, and machines. The world Clegg has created here is fascinating, part traditional fairy folklore, part steampunk. Strictly speaking, 'steampunk' isn't an accurate description, as steam isn't really what powers the ma
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Shelves: fantasy, steampunk
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Most of us, when we’re young, travel to other worlds through our imaginations, fantasy realms filled with magic and elves, danger and mystery, and plenty of adventure. But what if it wasn’t our imagination? What if our imaginary friend on the other side of the magic mirror wasn’t imaginary at all, but an elven lord beckoning us to step through? And what if, once we grew up, we did just that? In her novel Dark Dancer, Jaleta Clegg answers these question
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