"An adult fairy tale"
Piper Pied considers herself to be the only normal person
in her eccentric family, but that does not stop her from
choking up at her grandmother's funeral. Since Piper
shoveled the first payload of dirt on the grave, she
inherits a Victorian house sitting on a secluded plot.
Working part-time Piper feels she has the right atmosphere
and the amount of time to write stories.
On her first morning in her new home, she finds a strange
man in her kitchen. He introduces himself as Aelvarim, an
elf. He explains that her house sits on the corner between
the worlds of man and fairy. He also insists someone killed
her grandmother and apparently stole the manuscript she was
working on before her murder. To insure the tale has
a "happily ever after" ending, Aelvarim insists they must
recover the book. At first Piper figures the stud muffin in
her kitchen is another harmless lunatic until she steps
into the land of the fairy. Now her adventures are just
beginning with two realms at stake.
ECCENTRIC CIRCLE is a fun to read urban fantasy novel
populated with creatures out of myths, legends, and a few
humans. Piper is a strong person who does everything she is
capable of doing to make things right for both orbs.
Rebecca Lickiss is a witty storyteller who uses humor to
lighten a serious plot. Hopefully readers will see more
adventures of Piper and company in both planes, but
especially on the other side of the vortex.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted June 22, 2001