War for the Oaks

A Novel

    • 4.8 • 27 Ratings
    • $12.99
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Publisher Description

Acclaimed by critics and readers on its first publication in 1987, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Emma Bull's War for the Oaks is one of the novels that has defined modern urban fantasy.

Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, more than her own survival is at risk—and her own preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point.

By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that's as much about this world as about the other one. It's about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life.

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2004
November 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Tor Publishing Group
SELLER
Macmillan
SIZE
352.4
KB

Customer Reviews

Marina Ariadne ,

We didn’t have a song, but this was Our Book

It was published before we were a couple, when we worked for the same firm in different divisions in the same building, but we read it at the same time.

My then-friend identified with the phouka with regard to Eddi, and I was an emotional mess from a relationship gone wrong. Neither of us are musicians, but occasionally we sang the same song. The only time I’ve been to Minneapolis was on a layover, but like with Ottawa and Charles de Lint’s Moonheart settings, so do I want to explore Eddi’s city.

Music as magic seems to be a theme that attracts me, but I have yet, since the mid-80s, found a book with that theme to equal War for the Oaks.

I very seldom give 5 stars, but this story earned every one of them.

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