IniciGrupsConversesMésTendències
Cerca al lloc
Aquest lloc utilitza galetes per a oferir els nostres serveis, millorar el desenvolupament, per a anàlisis i (si no has iniciat la sessió) per a publicitat. Utilitzant LibraryThing acceptes que has llegit i entès els nostres Termes de servei i política de privacitat. L'ús que facis del lloc i dels seus serveis està subjecte a aquestes polítiques i termes.
Hide this

Resultats de Google Books

Clica una miniatura per anar a Google Books.

S'està carregant…

The Otherworld

de Mercedes Lackey, Holly Lisle (Autor), Mark Shepherd (Autor)

Sèrie: SERRAted Edge (2 & 3)

MembresRessenyesPopularitatValoració mitjanaMencions
385350,642 (3.41)1
ELVES AT THE WHEEL, KIDS ON THE EDGEThere are elves out there. And, mostly, they're the good guys. Oh, they drive too fast [they love hot cars] but we'll forgive them that since they also make a habit of rescuing children in peril.But this time it isn't just the children who are in peril. Jamie's father has joined a fanatical cult that is in contact with a supernatural entity that is ancient, powerful -- and unspeakably evil. And Amanda is an abused little girl who has unheard of psychic powers. In her pain, she might lash out and destroy Earth and Faerie both!… (més)
No n'hi ha cap
S'està carregant…

Apunta't a LibraryThing per saber si aquest llibre et pot agradar.

No hi ha cap discussió a Converses sobre aquesta obra.

» Mira també 1 menció

Es mostren totes 3
First off, this book gets trigger warnings for child abuse.
Misty normally does not write books about 'issues,' and in the two stories in this book she manages (in my opinion) to tackle the very difficult topic of child abuse while keeping the story central and not turning preachy. That said, anyone unfamiliar with the realities of child abuse can learn a fair bit from these stories. For her handling that that alone, this book would get high marks from me.

Otherworld is set in Misty's urban elves world. This particular book is the only one that really focuses on elves as the main characters. In Wheels of Fire, Alinor is travelling the wilds of the human world, doing test runs on the first cast aluminum engine block Fairgrove has sent out to the Real World. He has a human partner, Bob, both to help with the engine and keep him out of trouble. Being Alinor, he finds trouble anyway.

When the Bough Breaks has MacLynn, who's been dodging his responsibilities to the Court and burying himself in the human world ever since the woman he loved died 200 years ago. His quest to ditch his duties eternally takes a wrong turn when the student of his current human lover unintentionally becomes a threat to his home court while trying to escape her abusive father.

Both stories are well written, and give readers an inside look at what life is like for elves living in a world run by humans. I have a slight preference fro Wheels of Fire, partly because it ties into the stories about the human mage Tannim, who is one of my favorite Misty characters, partly because I really enjoy Alinor, and partly because When the Bough Breaks hits on some stuff that does trigger me.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Misty, elves, race cars, people who stand up to do the right thing, and unusual urban fantasy.

Shelving note: I've tagged this book as romance, but it is not your typical romance. While both stories do have HEA, in Wheels of Fire the HEA is for Bob, not the main character Alinor, and in When the Bough Breaks, Maclynn gets a HEA with another elf, and the book ends when he has to say good by to his human lover. Not your typical romance ending, but I rather like the way it turns the expected cliches awry while still giving HEA. Others may not consider this book a romance, and the romance plot is definitely not the main plot of either story. ( )
  JessMahler | Jan 9, 2020 |
An omnibus containing two of Lackey's SERRAted Edge books: Wheels of Fire, (with Mark Shepherd), and When the Bough Breaks, (with Holly Lisle). The SERRAted Edge books are a bit difficult to pin down. On the one hand, they're fun; they're about elves who race cars and integrate themselves into the human world. But at the same time, they deal with some really horrible child abuse cases. It's a bit of a strange mix, and not one that I'm entirely comfortable with.

Both books are still decent, though. There's a goodly amount of tension, the stakes are fairly high, and the magic works pretty well with the real-world stuff. It's nice, too, to read about people who are committed to doing something to help abused children. Even though there are terrible things going on, you know everything's going to work out in the end. The abused kids are going to get the help they need, and the abusers will get their comeuppance. Things won't be perfect, but they'll be better at the end than they were in the beginning.

Both books are offered free online; see here. ( )
  xicanti | Dec 3, 2007 |
Es mostren totes 3
Sense ressenyes | afegeix-hi una ressenya

» Afegeix-hi altres autors (5 possibles)

Nom de l'autorCàrrecTipus d'autorObra?Estat
Mercedes Lackeyautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Lisle, HollyAutorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Shepherd, MarkAutorautor principaltotes les edicionsconfirmat
Has d'iniciar sessió per poder modificar les dades del coneixement compartit.
Si et cal més ajuda, mira la pàgina d'ajuda del coneixement compartit.
Títol normalitzat
Títol original
Títols alternatius
Data original de publicació
Gent/Personatges
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Llocs importants
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Esdeveniments importants
Pel·lícules relacionades
Premis i honors
Epígraf
Dedicatòria
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Dedicated, with love and gratitude to:

Mothers -- ours and others -- who believe, nurture, and forgive just about anything.
Primeres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
Streamlined shapes of bright metal hurtled across asphalt, machines that roared, whined and howled, leaving hot air and deafness in their wake.
Citacions
Darreres paraules
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
(Clica-hi per mostrar-ho. Compte: pot anticipar-te quin és el desenllaç de l'obra.)
Nota de desambiguació
Editor de l'editorial
Creadors de notes promocionals a la coberta
Llengua original
Informació del coneixement compartit en anglès. Modifica-la per localitzar-la a la teva llengua.
CDD/SMD canònics

Referències a aquesta obra en fonts externes.

Wikipedia en anglès (1)

ELVES AT THE WHEEL, KIDS ON THE EDGEThere are elves out there. And, mostly, they're the good guys. Oh, they drive too fast [they love hot cars] but we'll forgive them that since they also make a habit of rescuing children in peril.But this time it isn't just the children who are in peril. Jamie's father has joined a fanatical cult that is in contact with a supernatural entity that is ancient, powerful -- and unspeakably evil. And Amanda is an abused little girl who has unheard of psychic powers. In her pain, she might lash out and destroy Earth and Faerie both!

No s'han trobat descripcions de biblioteca.

Descripció del llibre
Sumari haiku

Dreceres

Cobertes populars

Valoració

Mitjana: (3.41)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 2
2.5
3 18
3.5 4
4 13
4.5
5 3

GenreThing

Ets tu?

Fes-te Autor del LibraryThing.

 

Quant a | Contacte | LibraryThing.com | Privadesa/Condicions | Ajuda/PMF | Blog | Botiga | APIs | TinyCat | Biblioteques llegades | Crítics Matiners | Coneixement comú | 160,292,751 llibres! | Barra superior: Sempre visible