Peter Chandler's Reviews > Faerie Tale
Peter Chandler's review
Aug 30, 2010
Clearly some small amount of research has gone into this and the world of Faerie is brought to life with some degree of magic. If only the human world could have been equally lavishly rendered, but with the most tiresomely cardboard thing and wholly unengaging imitations of real people (particularly the women) I can't help but find myself rooting for the insane and twisted Erlking. Add to the mix some hideous clichés and the unforgivable flaw of characters explaining large segments of plot, adding an utterly unnecessary and ridiculous global conspiracy element in a drawn out speech at the end. There is some magic, some shocking moments and the odd bit of engaging tension but all is very much drowned out by a writer who may well be able to craft brilliant fantasy but seems to have very little gift when it comes to setting something engagingly within the real world.
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August 30, 2010 – Shelved