A rash declaration, an impossible quest. Kay is forced to find the one thing she knows doesn't exist: a faerie who can tell a lie. Miserable and convinced that she belongs nowhere, Kaye is propelled backt o the dangerous wold of faerie. Once again, she finds herself caught up in the rivalries of the Seelie Court. In this twisted game of wits and power, can a pixie outplay a queen?Set in a dangerous world where pleasure mingles with pain and nothing is exactly how it appears, Ironside: A Modern Faerie Tale, is a New York Times bestselling author Holly Black's much anticipated sequel to Tithe.
Ironside begins close to two months after the end of Tithe, when Roiben is crowned King of the Unseelie Court. Kaye feels caught between the human world - where she's not sure she belongs, and the faerie world - where she still has no real place. At the coronation, Kaye drinks too much faerie wine and declares herself to Roiben, causing him to send her on an impossible quest- to find a faerie that can lie. Until Kaye succeeds, she cannot see or speak to Roiben.
Miserable and convinced she belongs nowhere, Kaye decides to tell her mother the truth- that she's not human, but a faerie... a changeling. Her mother's shock and horror sends Kaye back to the world of Faerie to find her human counterpart and return her to Ironside. Once back in the faerie courts, Kaye finds herself pawn in the games of Silarial, queen of the Seelie Court. Silarial wants Roiben's throne, and she will use Kaye and any means necessary to get it. As the war between the two courts hearts up and threatens to spill into the moral world, Kaye finds herself with the power to change the war's course- if only she can figure out how to make the impossible possible.
Holly Black's unique blend of grit and glamour, and her compellingly complex characters and the dangerous webs they weave, make for a compulsively seductive tale as enchanting as it is chilling.
Holly Black: Spent her early years in a decaying Victorian mansion where her mother fed her a steady diet of ghost stories and books about faeries. Holly has written several books including Tithe and Valiant and she is the co-creator; along with Tony DiTerlizzi, of the New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series. Holly lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, with her husband, Theo.
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Holly Black
ISBN: 9781847380630Price: Paperback: RRP: $16.95