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Wood Sprites
by Wen Spencer


Overview - Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series.

Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance.  Read more...


 
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Overview
Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series.

Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They're not alone.

Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There's only one problem: the frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters.

As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they're soon in over their heads in danger.

About Wood Sprites:
" M]aintains the series' solid quality. . . . The girls are endearing without being twee, and bright but not implausibly brilliant, and Spencer's prose remains engaging. The melange of science fiction and fantasy tropes, starships rubbing shoulders with proud elf warriors, is uncommon but tasty. Established fans will enjoy this installment, and those unfamiliar with the series or Spencer may find it an intriguing introduction to her work."--Publishers Weekly

About Wen Spencer's Elfhome series:
"Spencer's intertwining of current Earth technology and otherworldly elven magic is quite ingenious." -Booklist

About Wen Spencer:
"Wit and intelligence inform this off-beat, tongue-in-cheek fantasy. . . . Furious action . . . good characterization, playful eroticism and well-developed folklore. . . . lift this well above the fantasy average. . . . Buffy fans should find a lot to like in the book's resourceful heroine."--Publishers Weekly on series debut Tinker

About Wen Spencer's Eight Million Gods
Eight Million Gods is a wonderfully weird romp through Japanese mythology, culture shock, fan culture and the ability to write your own happy ending. It is diverting and entertaining fantasy." --Galveston County Daily News

The Elfhome Series
Tinker
Wolf Who Rules
Elfhome
Wood Sprites

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781476736716
  • ISBN-10: 1476736715
  • Publisher: Baen Books
  • Publish Date: September 2014
  • Page Count: 481
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.6 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds

Series: Elfhome #4

Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Fantasy - General
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - General
Books > Fiction > Science Fiction - Action & Adventure

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2014-07-28
  • Reviewer: Staff

Spencer’s fourth Elfhome novel (after Elfhome) maintains the series’s solid quality. When youthful curiosity with combustibles sends eight-year-old twins Louise and Jillian Mayer to the hospital, the doctors make an intriguing discovery: blood types prove that the girls are not biologically related to their loving parents. The twins’ investigation into their origins leads to the discovery that they have elven heritage, and entangles them in the fraught politics between humans and elves. Amid escalating acts of violence, Louise and Jillian’s search for unknown relatives places them in a pivotal role in a conflict spanning the human and elf worlds. The girls are endearing without being twee and bright but not implausibly brilliant, and Spencer’s prose remains engaging. The mélange of science fiction and fantasy tropes, starships rubbing shoulders with proud elf warriors, is uncommon but tasty. Established fans will enjoy this installment, and those unfamiliar with the series or Spencer may find it an intriguing introduction to her work. (Sept.)

 
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