BOOK REVIEW: Foul is Fair By Jeffery Cook and Katerine Perkins

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When I was first given this book to read, I knew nothing about the book or author. So here I was started reading it and saw these math equations and thought this is not the book for me, so I didn’t even make it past the first few pages.

Yesterday I decided to give it a second look, I am so pleased I did. I LOVE THE BOOK

Foul if Fair is about a teenage girl name Megan and her best friend Lani who take on a quest to free Meagan’s long lost father from a prison in the magical faerie world unknown to Meagan.

Megan’s father is the Unseelie king and controller of the cooler seasons has been tramped in a cave of ice and salt of which he can not escape Ashling a disabled pixie and her counterpart the Count of 18 a black crow are sent to be watcher by the Unseelie king Ricoard to watch over Megan when not with the king.

Megan quickly discovers a world she did not know existed with the help of her best friend Lani who is also half Menehune.

From the very start Lani and Megan are chased through the streets of Seattle by creatures that Megan did not know existed, she meet Cassia and her kittens or should I say leopards who help them escape the red cap chasing them. With the help of Ashling, Cassia and the count Megan and Lani set out on their mission.

Orlaith the queen sets the group on a mission to save Ricoard in time for the Dance and change of leadership, but to also retrieve the sword of light known as Claiomh Solais.

The quest is fraught with danger from all sides but along the way Megan learns about her father’s history and her own, as a half Unseelie she also has magical powers in the form of song and her voice. Megan must face all manners of danger and risk to retrieve the sword and ultimately save her father from his prison.

The author has created an amazing world of fantasy in this series and have delivered a well construction and planned first book that make you just want to read the rest of the series.

It is clear to anyone that reads this book that the author has a passion for writing fantasy and creating worlds that do not exist or do they, they are that believable. The author is that brilliant in his writing that you get swept up in this world you start to believe in pixies,faeries and magic, you just want to be part of this world.

The author shows that everything isn’t as it seems, Megan is an average teenage girl discovering who she truly is and how she can be the princess of this fairies’ world while at the same time being a loving devolved and dedication daughter in the human world.

This author also addresses many issues throughout this book that society faces in our day to day lives, politic, environment, mythology and general social policies. The author shows how without one thing such as removing the seasons or such a simple thing as passion from lives with have a drastic effect not just on the faeries world but also the devastation it will cause on Earth over time.

He shows how one group think they know what is best for everyone just because the other group is different does not mean either group is better. I just love the messages this author is giving to the reader when you look beyond just the word.

The faeries world has been describing is such detail that it gives the reader a clear scene of the vibrancy and brilliant contrast to what the reader is used to seeing in their day to day life, but though the reader may feel that they want to escape to this unbelievably brilliant wonderful world it also shows the ugliness of people human and faeries alike.

 

I strongly recommend this book for anyone wanting to step into another world of fantasy you won’t be disappointed

 

This writer will be going out and reading the rest of the series and if this is a sample of these authors works then i will have a lot of reading to do!!!!

Bronwyn

 

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