The Falconer

The Falconer

Book - 2014
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In 1844 Edinburgh eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron is neither an ordinary debutante, nor a murderess--she is a Falconer, a female warrior born with the gift for hunting and killing the faeries who prey on mankind and who killed her mother.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781452114231
1452114234
Branch Call Number: / SF MAY ELIZABE
Characteristics: 378 pages ; 22 cm

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378p (Grade 8 and up) In 1844 Edinburgh eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron is neither an ordinary debutante, nor a murderess--she is a Falconer, a female warrior born with the gift for hunting and killing the faeries who prey on mankind and who killed her mother.


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airplanejayne
Jun 16, 2017

I didn't mind this universe, but I thought the characters could have been better developed, and what's the point of introducing a "made-for-each-other" complicating love interest if they share no...interest? The cliffhanger ending left me pissed off because the author failed to resolve even one of the conflicts. I don't even care what happens in the next books.

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sandette
Jul 10, 2016

This was an interesting book- I loved the writing style and the concept, but I didn't really enjoy the relationship between the main character and the fae- I found it rushed and forced. Other than that, though, a good read.

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Stormtrooper55
Dec 28, 2015

you need to read the glossary/last pages to understand the book's common words 'of faery species.'
other than that, the book was a cliff hanger ended, and i cant wait to read the next one.
characters seem to remain flat, except Kiaran, but they are likable.

Great blending of regency with steampunk and fantasy. Cassandra Clare readers might enjoy this.

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Anistasya
Oct 12, 2014

An interesting enough story, set in steampunk / Victorian era Scotland.
Aileana is a Faery killer. Think Buffy mixed with Twilight and you'll get the idea. I appreciated that she was more active than Bella, but she was also incredibly blood-thirsty - to the point that she was hard to identify with.
I did read this in two sittings, so I'd rate that in the book's favor.
Warning though, this is the first in a trilogy and the ending is a total cliff-hanger.

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emilyswartzer
Jun 28, 2014

I loved this book and can't wait for the next one. It kind of reminded me of Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series (one of my favorites)!

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