"A classic fantasy"
Rhythm guitarist Eddi McCandry knows finally knows with
this gig at Minneapolis' University Bar the band stinks and
her former lover Stuart Kline has no talent. She realizes
it is time to move on by leaving Stuart and InKline Plain
for another rock and roll band, but one that plays music
that came after the end of the Eisenhower administration.
While Eddi suffers, the Seelie Court of Faerie select her
as their human champion in the war with the Unseelie. To
protect her, the Seelie send her a bodyguard. He is a
large black male who turns into a nasty looking canine when
danger arises. However, as Eddi adapts to having a guitar
in two realms, her side is filled with dissension and
treachery while the enemy wants to eliminate the mortal
threat to their immortality.
WAR FOR THE OAKS is a reprint of a Reagan era cult classic
and no bull, the story line holds up as a superb example of
urban fantasy. The tale is fast-paced and Eddi's humor
lightens the tension just enough so that it does not
overwhelm the plot. The story hooks the audience from the
start because Eddi is a fabulous lead character and the
range of Faerie persona seem real yet bizarre and exotic so
that author Emma Bull avoids the pitfall of 'Earthenizing'
the race. Do You Believe In Magic? The answer is yes if
you have read this wild ride through the Twin Cities.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 1, 2001