The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente
  

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

Written by Catherynne M. Valente
Part of the Fairyland Series

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This witty, original and dark re-working of the ‘fairy story’ continues in a second adventure. On returning to fairyland September is shocked to find that fairies are having their shadows (and thus their magic) stolen by the kingdom of Fairyland-Below. She vows to travel to the kingdom below and sort things out! A whimsically modern mix of Narnia and the Wizard of Oz.

There are three books in this extraordinary fairy series..

The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two

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We asked a number of our readers to review the first in this series, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making...here's what one thought....'An astounding and truly fantastical tale. Lose yourself in it and let you imagination run wild!'

You can read more reviews for this magical story here.

Synopsis

The Girl Who Fell Beneath Fairyland and Led the Revels There by Catherynne M. Valente

In the kingdom of Fairyland-Below, preparations are underway for the annual Revels ...but aboveground, the creatures of Fairyland are in no mood for a party. It has been a long time since young September bid farewell to Fairyland, and she is excited to see it again; but upon her return she is shocked to find that her friends have been losing their shadows, and therefore their magic, to the kingdom of Fairyland-Below...It spells certain disaster and September won't stand for it. Determined to make amends, she travels down into the underworld where, among creatures of ice and moonlight, she encounters a face she recognizes all too well: Halloween, the Hollow Queen. Only then does September realize what she must do to save Fairyland from slipping into the mundane world forever.

Come and join in the Revels with September and her friends. But be warned: in Fairyland-Below, even the best of friends aren't always what they seem...

Click here to visit a Catherynne M. Valente's website where you can find out more about Fairyland.

Reviews

Praise for The Girl Who Circumnavigated Farilyand in a Ship of Her Own Making :

'A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom.' (Neil Gaiman)

'A mad, toothsome romp of a fairy tale full of oddments, whimsy, and joy. Every page has a phrase or observation to savour and her characters are wondrous creations.' (Sunday Telegraph)

'A charming modern fairytale ...with a knowing twinkle in its eye.' (Telegraph)

'A whole esoteric world of whimsy - Alice meets the Wizard of Oz meets the Persephone story with a whiff of Narnia.' (Independent on Sunday)

'Bundles of imagination and wry wit...This is a sophisticated world of forfeits, paradoxes and tricks.' (Financial Times)

'Get swept away by this charming book.' (Vogue)

About the Author

Catherynne M. Valente

Catherynne M. Valente is a New York Times bestselling author of fantasy and science fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. She writes children’s, YA and adult fiction. She has received huge critical acclaim in the US and has won the Andre Norton Award, the Hugo award, the Locus Award, the Tiptree Award, the Mythopoeic Award, the Rhysling Award and the Million Writers Award. She has also been nominated for Hugo and Nebula awards.

Catherynne began September's adventures in instalments on the Web; the project won legions of fans and also the CultureGeek Best Web Fiction of the Decade award.

She lives on an island off the coast of Maine with her partner, two dogs, an enormous cat, six chickens and a red accordion.

© Photographer Annaliese Moyer

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Paperback
352 pages

Author

Catherynne M. Valente
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Author's Website

www.catherynnemvalente.com/

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Publisher

Corsair an imprint of Constable and Robinson

Publication date

17th January 2013

ISBN

9781780338446

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