Elfland is an intimate, sensual novel of people—both human and Aetherial—caught between duty and desire. It’s a story of families, and of Rose Fox, a woman born to magic but tormented by her place in her adopted world.Led by Auberon Fox, a group of Aetherials—call them the Fair Folk, if you will—live among us, indistinguishable from humans. Every seven years, on the Night of the Summer Stars, Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper, throws open all gates to the Other World. But this time, something has gone wrong. Wilder has sealed the gates, warning of a great danger lurking in the realm beyond them. The Aetherial community is outraged. What will become of them, deprived of the home realm from which their essential life force flows?Rose Fox and Sam Wilder are drawn to the lands beyond the gates, even as their families feud over Lawrence’s refusal to do his duty. Struggling with their own too-human urges, they discover hidden truths that draw them together in a forbidden alliance. Only by breaching the dreaded gates and daring the danger beyond can they confront that which they fear most— their otherness—and claim their birthright.
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|Grouped Work ID||06073d34-e588-5653-2a6d-37a6736753bb|
|Grouping Author||warrington freda|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-10-02 04:44:08AM|
|Last Indexed||2019-11-19 04:45:08AM|
|author||Warrington, Freda, 1956-|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Science Fiction|
|display_description||The feylike Vaethyr regularly travel between the Spiral and our world until the gates are summarily and permanently closed by Lawrence Wilder, the Gatekeeper. He warns of danger, but the Vaethyr on Earth need to return to the Spiral to survive. Rose Fox, a woman born to magic but tormented by her place in her adopted world, and her lover Sam Wilder must breach the dreaded gates and face the danger, to save themselves and the Aetherial community.|
|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library|
Connection Crystal City
|title_full||Elfland / Freda Warrington|