The Falconer: Book One of the Falconer Trilogy
By Elizabeth May
December 15, 2015
Absolutely wonderful read! This book has everything to grab you and keep you reading as you set foot in another time and place. Imagine a beautiful well mannered young lady who takes tea in the afternoon and seeks revenge for the murder of her mother by the fairies at night. A historical setting, some steampunk tech, with romance and humor. My kind of book. This is now out in paperback and the next in the series is in hardcover. I think it is one of the best YA’s I have read in awhile. 4-½ Stars— From Staff Picks- Della
"A riveting world, a fierce heroine, and electrifying action--I burned through this sparkling debut!" —Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author
Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of sìthichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. Now in paperback, this electrifying thriller—the first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy—blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.
Dying for more? Don't worry, you don't have to wait to continue reading! Book two in The Falconer Trilogy, The Vanishing Throne is available now. Book three, The Fallen Kingdom is available for preorder.
About the Author
Elizabeth May hails from California and is currently a PhD student in social anthropology at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. An accomplished commercial photographer, who counts many book publishers among her clients, she has also spent time in front of the camera as a model for book jackets, including those for young adults. The Falconer is her first novel.