A Crack in Everything by Ruth Frances Long

A Crack in Everything

Written by Ruth Frances Long
Part of the Dubh Linn Series

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September 2014 Book of the Month A fabulous fantasy adventure (with a dash of romance) where the writing literally bombards your senses. Independent and tenacious Izzy unexpectedly finds herself in a different Dublin; Dubh Linn is aligned just to the side of her known world and is full of the fae, people and creatures who should belong in folklore. The fae are not sweet and syrupy, they live on the edge of battle and are sharp, chilling and capable of much cruelty. Long writes in such a way that you can see, hear and feel this Dubh Linn and the people that live there. Excitement and jeopardy become constant companions and encourage you to join and support Izzy every step of the way - it’s all too easy to lose yourself in this breathtaking world. ~ Liz Robinson


A Crack in Everything by Ruth Frances Long

Welcome to The Other Side ...Chasing a thief, Izzy Gregory takes a wrong turn down a Dublin alley and finds the ashes of a fallen angel splashed across the dirty bricks like graffiti. She stumbles into Dubh Linn, the shadowy world inhabited by the Sidhe, where angels and demons watch over the affairs of mortals, and Izzy becomes a pawn in their deadly game. Her only chance of survival lies in the hands of Jinx, the Sidhe warrior sent to capture her for his sadistic mistress, Holly. Izzy is something altogether new to him, turning his world upside down.

A thrilling, thought-provoking journey to the magic that lies just beside reality.


well thought-out and really well written. I can't wait to read the next one! -- Fred Weasley Died Laughing fantasy lovers will adore the twists and turns ... it's wonderful to see Irish mythology in the hands of someone who knows what they're talking about and resists presenting the reader with a twee view of the country -- Inis an excellent fantasy, with strange but memorable characters set in believable settings. The storyline all through is tense and exciting with a somewhat surprise ending -- Irish Examiner the author marries together life as we know it - with life as we know it through legend and myth. By incorporating old Irish folklore, even the 'other

've heard of them before ... this book turns the tables a little on the classic YA, fantasy-romance formula as Izzy is a strong female character, and certainly doesn't need Jinx to fix her, if anything, it's the other way around. If you have read and enjoyed Fallen by Lauren Kate, Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor or The Alchemyst by Michael Scott then this book should be added to your shelves immediately! -- Leabhar Love a dark adventure equally rooted in modern and mythological Ireland, this is not to be missed -- CBI Recommended Reads Guide 2014 Reminiscent of Kate Thompson's The New Policeman ... Long authentically captures the attraction and power of our fair city ... a thrilling story of identity, family, honour and love. A brilliant and captivating story about Dublin, both old and new -- The Looking Glass a paranormal romance ... a gripping fantasy adventure ... plenty of twists and turns, and A Crack in Everything is certainly a compelling and exciting read. I am looking forward to the sequel -- thebooktheartandme a smart, modern and entertaining read which will appeal to fantasy fans young and old -- Lisa Reads Books'

About the Author

RUTH FRANCES LONG is a lifelong fan of fantasy and romance. She studied English Literature, History of Religions, and Celtic Civilisation in college and now works in a specialised library of rare and unusual books. But they don't talk to her that often.

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400 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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O'Brien Press Ltd

Publication date

1st September 2014




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