The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan

The Purple Emperor

Written by Herbie Brennan
Part of the The Faerie Wars Chronicles Series

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Second in the New York Times bestselling Fairie Wars quartet. Once more Henry and Pyrgus, Holly and Mr Fogarty are caught up in a nail bitingly exciting adventure full of magic and creative brilliance. Furiously paced and multi-layered, rich with humour, tension and suspense, this novel and the quartet as a whole is sure to keep you gripped page after page. The quartet began with Faerie Wars, followed by this title then continued with Ruler of the Realm, and then finally Faerie Lord.


The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan

When Henry gets called back to the Faerie Realm to help his friends Holly and Pyrgus he has to be braver and more resourceful than he could ever have thought possible. When Pyrgus and Holly are confronted with their greatest fear, they too have to prove themselves to be courageous beyond their own expectations. With the help of Mr Fogarty and the marvellous Madame Cardui, the futures of these brilliant young protagonists are worked out in a masterful plot that will hold the reader gripped from start to finish.


'If Mervyn Peake met Melvin Burgess in a very dark alley, they might emerge with 'Faerie Wars.' Eoin Colfer

'It is even better than its predecessor, and more confident.' The Bookseller

About the Author

Herbie Brennan

Herbie Brennan is the author of Faerie Lord, published by Bloomsbury in February 2008, the fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Faerie Wars series. With combined sales now in excess of 7.5 million, Herbie is a professional writer whose work has appeared in more than fifty countries, including Britain, the United States, Japan, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Israel, Turkey and various Latin American countries. He is the author of, among others, Fairy Nuff and Frankenstella and the Video Shop Monster.

Brennan became interested in psychology as a child and was studying books on the subject virtually from the time he was able to read. He found himself pursuing several unorthodox lines of research, including hypnosis, and actually hypnotised his first subject — a school friend - at the age of nine!

He began a journalistic career at eighteen and at twenty-four became the youngest newspaper editor in his native Ireland. His early career background included magazine work, hypnotherapy, counselling, advertising and marketing.

His first book on out-of-body experience, Astral Doorways, became a specialist bestseller and went on to become a classic in its field.

By his mid twenties, Brennan had published his first novel, an historical romance brought out by Doubleday in New York. At age thirty, he made the decision to devote most of his time to full-length works of fact and fiction and since then has published more than ninety books, many of them international best sellers.

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432 pages


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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

4th February 2008




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