Wayfarer by R.J. Anderson. 2010. June 2010. HarperCollins. 304 pages.
First line of the prologue: The Queen is dying.
First line of chapter one: "I expected more of a missionary's son."
More than a few years have passed since the close of Spell Hunter, the first novel in R.J. Anderson's Faery Rebel series. Linden, the newly-hatched faery placed under Knife's care, is now fifteen. Like Knife, she has earned the trust of the Queen. In fact, Linden is given something extraordinary by the Queen. A special mission. But that's not all. No, there's one other thing. She's given some of the Queen's magic. But this isn't Linden's story. In fact, I was surprised by just who told this story! Readers are introduced to Timothy, a cousin of Paul. And though Timothy isn't much of a believer--at least not at the start of the story--by the end, he's quite the convert. He learns of the faeries. He learns that their existence is in great danger. And he feels led to help--and this commitment isn't without sacrifice. Timothy and Linden's lives are in danger--constant danger--and it will take courage and strength to outwit the evil powers that be. Can Linden and Timothy win in their battle against evil? Will Linden's mission succeed? Can she find a way to save her people, the people of the Oak?
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