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In a time of deadly crisis, Linden alone has the power to save her people.The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—a human boy named Timothy.Soon Linden and TimothyIn a time of deadly crisis, Linden alone has the power to save her people.The faeries of the Oak are in danger of extinction, and their only hope for survival rests in fifteen-year-old Linden. Armed with the last of her people's magic, she travels bravely into the modern human world. Along the way she makes a reluctant ally—a human boy named Timothy.Soon Linden and Timothy discover a danger much worse than the Oakenfolk's loss of magic: a potent evil that threatens to enslave faeries and humans alike. In a fevered, desperate chase across the country, Tim and Linden must risk their lives to seek an ancient power before it's too late to save everyone they love.R. J. Anderson has artfully crafted a world of stunning magic, thrilling adventure, and delicate beauty, where the key to the future is in an unexpected, forbidden friendship....

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Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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Wayfarer Reviews

  • R.J.
    2019-06-07 09:09

    Well, I gave my last one five stars because I wrote exactly the sort of book I wanted to read myself (funny, that!), and I think this one is just as good if not more so than KNIFE a.k.a. SPELL HUNTER -- so I hereby award myself five stars in the hope that at least some of my readers will enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing it!

  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    2019-05-27 07:14

    This is probably the only companion characters series that I love. It just works so well because they still fit as one whole arc. Also, Bee 7 years ago didn't appreciate how rare is was to read something with zero romance whatsoever, and although there's romance in book one and three, there's NONE here. It's just a boy and a girl being friends and working together. I used to think this was my least favourite in the series but I love how the new villain is introduced, it's very Harry Potter-esque. You know, where they're a looming figure in the beginning and then after the MC learns more about their new world they pop up in full on vengeance-mode. It's so exciting!

  • Steph Su
    2019-06-13 15:03

    R.J. Anderson has done it again, proving that she was not merely a one-hit wonder with her debut novel, FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER, which was one of my favorite reads of 2009. WAYFARER has all the sweet enchantment, world-building, and action of her first book, and ensures that Knife and Linden’s world is one that I never want to leave.There are a variety of fairies in WAYFARER, from the small but determined Linden, to much bigger and badder ones. Anderson’s fairy world is one that never gets stale, as these new fantastical elements are effortlessly introduced, and we don’t even have to think twice to accept their plausibility. Timothy, too, is well developed, with his own set of problems and as yet undiscovered strengths. WAYFARER is, in the end, a story about finding your own strengths and sticking to your beliefs in the face of adversity.The story starts off a little slowly in the beginning, as we are introduced to Timothy, his relationship to the Oak, and his troubles, but it quickly builds into a near-swashbuckling adventure that takes readers to all corners of the UK and back. Linden and Timothy are not quite as endearing as Knife and Paul were in FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER, but the plot and movement of WAYFARER are much better done, with the result being that it’s extremely difficult not to put this book down!WAYFARER is a unique fairy book that will charm readers of all ages. With lots of action-packed scenes, cross-country adventures, danger, and unforgettable characters, this is one book you’ll want to check out.

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-06-08 07:15

    Reviewed by Jennifer Rummel for TeensReadToo.comOne day, Linden's summoned by the dying faery queen, who tells her that she might be their only hope for survival in the near future. Without their magic, the faeries are slowly dying, and they have been for years.There's only forty-something faeries left in the sacred oak, and very little magic remains.When Linden visits a faery friend (Knife from SPELL HUNTER), she comes into contact with a human boy. Timothy's having trouble fitting in at school and he's on suspension at the moment. He comes to his cousin's home for refuge to find his cousin and his wife whispering urgently, but not telling him anything. After a fight with them, he decides to run off to London.Linden views his escape as her chance to find other faeries who might help her tribe regain their magic. She becomes a stowaway inside his backpack. Little does she know that by concealing herself, she will endanger his life. While in London, their path crosses with a dark, evil faery looking to sap Timothy's musical talent.With no other choice, Linden reveals herself, allowing them both to escape. However, it's only a matter of time before they discover more about the evil faery realm and its ruthless queen.Linden's story takes place fifteen years following the conclusion of SPELL HUNTER. It takes her from her tree to London and through the countryside of Wales. The faery situation in this addicting series becomes darker, the danger more pronounced, and the risks greater than ever in this beautifully written world created by R. J. Anderson.

  • Denisa C
    2019-06-11 12:21

    I did write something about this book last night, but my computer thought he could fuck everything and leave me with a blank space. Now, I am no Taylor Swift, but don't do that again. Now. Getting over the drama, let's start this review, again. I really like the way I started my faery ride or trip or whatever, because untill this I don't think I've read anything only about faeries. And I had an awesome start, let me tell you. This book focuses mostly on friendship and action, there is little to no romance, which I think balances the trilogy really well. In this story we follow Linden and Timothy, embarking on their quest to help the faeries. I loved Linden, I love the fact that she is so different from Knife, but at the same time she is as strong as Knife. What made me like her so much, was the fact that she stood by what she believed was right. Thing that is usually seen as naive. In opposition Timothy questioned everything, but I think that is exactly what this book wanted to show. You either can see the world as something you can improve by change or see it as something with only hard truths. I loved how this two are put in opposition, but are not that change after all. The action is more complex, given the fact that we explore more of the faery world, which was really really interesting. There are some really strong moments in this one, spoilers, because I can't help it: (view spoiler)[the moment when the faeries freed themselves by taking a new name and everyone was screaming free and another one, and so on. That moment for me felt so strong, it was just magical.(hide spoiler)]I do recommend this trilogy, because it has an interesting twist on faeries and you can find anything you want in them: you want romance - the first one is just for you; you want friendship - here you go. There are some twists and turns that I did not see coming. And the writing is just as beautiful. I do highly recommened, if you want a book about faeries, friendship and strong characters and most important development.

  • Alison Ng
    2019-05-28 08:05

    I started this book off not really knowing what it was about. Because I won this book (thanks Saundra Mitchell!) I didn’t bother to read the jacket summary over before I started it. I read it once, but my memory fades really easily…At once though, I liked Timothy. Even though this is a book about faeries and magic, he seemed real to me. Don’t get me wrong, I love supernatural hot guys in books, but Timothy was different. He was human, but his thoughts and actions were down-to-earth. He wasn’t like the other protagonist guys that went into danger willingly or could fight like a ninja. If he was a real person, Timothy would be one of my classmates that learned, got into fights and questioned things. The main guy character was more of someone I would probably be friends with than a sexy guy I would die to date.And Linden was well written too. Characters have flaws, and hers was relying on miracles. She was actually really optimistic and bubbly. And although that’s not what I’m used to, I actually really liked that personality on her. Although she is older than me, she seemed younger only because she hadn’t yet experienced the world around her.The writing was simple to understand. The plot was well thought out, but I thought it was easily predictable. Personally, I didn’t get into this book as much as I had hoped but I’m still passing it along to my friends.Rating: 3.8 / 5

  • Jackson
    2019-06-08 10:15

    I loved Anderson's FAERY REBELS: SPELL HUNTER aka KNIFE (UK title ftw), but WAYFARER is even more fantastic. The story telling is much more urgent, and the plot really sucks you in and drives you to the point that you can't find a good "stopping place" to put the book down...and thus read the whole thing in a day :)I loved Linden and Timothy's friendship (though I was disapointed at the way the book ended in regards to their relationship) and the continued world building that acknowledges, but doesn't focus on the super dark side of faery lore.Overall, a fantastic read!

  • Tricia Mingerink
    2019-05-29 09:00

    I still liked this book, but not as much as the first one. It had more Christian/Biblical references than the first one, but the setting was more tied with the real world. One thing I loved about the first one was the wonder of Oak and the setting and the faeries and that's what drew me in. This book spends more time on subways and trains bouncing around England. I also found I didn't connect as much with Timothy and Linden as I did with Knife and Paul. Still, I enjoyed the story and I can't wait until the third book releases!

  • Nisma
    2019-05-28 12:04

    This stuff is just fun, and not in a cutesy way either. I love how RJ Anderson can have these fierce faeries, and then these sweet ones too, and they all get to be heroines. I like how the adventure is big and small all at once - it's not a large novel, but she manages to pack in just enough. I love how that pretty, fanciful image of faeries is retained, but she managed to weave in this sinister plot just as naturally. And I love how she dared to bring in this question of beliefs, even ethics, that, I don't know - I guess it quietly adds a little food for thought... Still can't believe I held off reading this for so long ._.

  • Nicole Marie
    2019-06-18 09:59

    3.5 stars

  • Miss Clark
    2019-06-12 10:08

    A worthy sequel of one of my favorite books of 2009, Spell Hunter, which is also one of my favorite faery books.Linden and Timothy are our main characters this time, with Knife and Paul in the background. However, what we get to see of them is perfect and I would love to see them, even if briefly, in Arrow. (I especially want to know if Knife is ever able to have children.)Okay, so enough about my favorites. This story rightly belongs to the next generation.Linden is a very different heroine from Knife. She has none of Knife's brashness or tumbling fearlessness. Instead, she has a generous, steadfast spirit, sure of who she is and what she believes. Her encounters with various humans, particularly Timothy, serve to help her grow, as well as challenge her beliefs and question all that she knows. She needs this challenge, this upset, to truly have a mature understanding and choice in determining her beliefs. Her quest to seek help from the other faeries is key in helping her to mature. Linden was genuine and believable, and while not as immediately endearing as Knife, I came to enjoy and embrace her character. Timothy, our resident human, is troubled when he enters Paul and Knife's lives: living in England thousands of miles from his family in Africa, recently suspended from school and ridden with doubts about his Christian faith. Timothy's journey is as much one of discovery about the world of faery, as it is one of working through doubt and deciding what faith means to him. Timothy never became my favorite, but I liked him and appreciated his struggles. I also liked that he and Linden were not set up to be a couple. Rather, Timothy has a girl he likes back in Africa. As for Linden...Meet Rob. A male faery. Part of the Empress' court, but a rebel. A sly one and I am Team Rob all the way. I don't even know whether Rob and Linden, much less Knife and Paul, are seen in Arrow or Swift, but I hope so.If I go into plot too much, I'll totally give it away. So instead, I'll simply say that the plot made sense, was not overly drawn out, but that the overall plot of the series still has some loose ends to tie up, as well as many new aspects to explore.Highly recommended, very enjoyable:)Also, very interesting interview with Rebecca: http://claudiagray.livejournal.com/42...

  • Crystal
    2019-06-24 07:08

    I'm about to admit something astounding, okay maybe not that astounding, but some of you might think so. The truth is I have never read a faery book before (at least not that I remember). I've read vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, angels, demons, but not faeries. So, Wayfarer is my first exposure to this paranormal entity.I found the faery world depicted in this book to be fascinating. I learned after starting this one that it is actually the second in the series, but not reading the first did not take anything away from this story. I'm sure it would have helped with the world development, but I truly feel that Wayfarer can be read on it's own. I will go back and read the first in the series though because I am now fascinated with the world of the Oakenfolk.So what stood out to me about this book? First the different types of faeries and how the Oakenfolk were different from the faeries in the outside world. Second the fact that the Oakenfolk lived in harmony with humans and had a moral code of sorts, where they did not steal and they took words of gratitude as sacred. In a world of young adult books with little moral code, I found this very refreshing (and I'm not bashing other YA books - I love most that I have read). It's not pound you over the head this is the only right way - but a subtle we should live by a code to treat others well and not steal, cheat or murder.I truly enjoyed the character of Linden, she is a young innocent faery, but she knows who she is and will not mold herself to fit what others think she should be. She is unsure out in the world, but sure of who she is and that helps her on this adventure. I also liked Timothy, he is searching for himself and what his life as a missionary family's son means. He has lost his faith and can't seem to fit in at his school, but his time spent with Linden seems to point him back in the right direction.The plot moves quickly and it's a fast easy read. There are subplots that come through and are good, but sometimes I felt things were a bit rushed. There seemed to be more of a story to tell, but not enough pages to tell it in. The ending is satisfactory, but leaves me eager for the third book which I think is a good thing.Overall, Wayfarer is a delightful read and because of this book I will be reading other faery books.My Rating: 4.0/5.0

  • OpenBookSociety.com
    2019-05-27 09:21

    Beware of spoilersLinden’s home and safety have been compromised. Her Queen can no longer keep her safe and her Foster mother is powerless to help. So what can she do?She must rely on Timothy, a teen-aged boy who has been suspended from school for fighting, to guide her through the dangerous streets of London and help her to find someone to restore magic to her tribe.Timothy is the son of Christian Missionaries who are living in Uganda. He has been sent back to London to attend school, but he misses his family. His cousin and his cousin’s wife are the only family he has nearby, so when he’s suspended he must stay with them. While there he discovers the secret of the Oak in the yard. It is home to Linden and her tribe of Faeries.Together Timothy and Linden face challenges, fears, and enemies that attempt to stop them from achieving their goal. Whether it’s talent stealing “evil” faeries or self-righteous “good” faeries They must learn to trust each other and strangers in order to save Linden’s home and family.Throughout the story, Christian symbolism is present either in obvious form such as seeking refuge in a church and being taken home by the preacher and his wife or in subtle ways such as the plight of the two travelers that must pass a test of honor in order to be safe from pursuit.We have many opportunities to witness selfless acts of kindness, decisions based on faith, and the battle of good versus evil. However in this story you see that in some situations neither good nor evil wins, rather there is a delicate dance in which one can not exist without the other and both must be present to appreciate and understand the other.This book was written to be read by any age for enjoyment, but there is enough inspiration to speak to those that need an uplifting message that lies between the lines.

  •  Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
    2019-06-11 15:25

    In WAYFARER, the stakes are even higher as we follow Linden and Timothy on an unforgettable adventure to save the fairies of Oakenwyld. Linden is appointed for an important task to seek out other faeries in hopes of restoring magic to the faeries of Oakenwyld. Her journey leads her to Timothy, whose suspicions of his cousin Paul’s and Knife’s urgent whispers, leads into an argument that sends him on the run. Linden, then becomes an uninvited guest as Timothy heads to the one place that Linden views as an opportunity to find the help she desperately seeks. Soon, Linden’s and Timothy’s adventures take them deep into dangerous territory. With the weight of Linden’s and Timothy’s lives and Oakenwyld’s future at stake, WAYFARER became a nonstop page turner as these two raced across the country for aide. As difficult as it was at times for Linden and Timothy, I loved that Linden did not let her fears stop her from keeping her vows. I fell in love with these two. The new faeries (dangerous, exciting, and creepy) and the new places Linden and Timothy visited drew me deeper into this book with its nonstop danger and new discoveries at every turn. Anderson continues to pull me into the world of Oakenwyld. The magical intrigue, mix of delightful characters, and great storytelling makes this series a fantastical read. I was quite surprised with the direction this series took.I could get lost in Anderson’s world of faeries. It’s magical, enchanting, and so different from other books that I’ve read about fairies, which is why I’m now a big fan of this series. WAYFARER delivers at being just as good as its predecessor. I’m extremely excited that I can continue reading more about Oakenwyld. There are two more installments left in this series. I can’t wait to see what happens next!Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

  • Susana
    2019-06-17 15:09

    After re-reading Knife, the first book in this series, I knew I had to get started on "Rebel" as soon as possible, mainly because I couldn't wait to figure out what was going to happen next in the story!Addictive: check.In this book that takes place a few good years after Knife, our main character is Linden, the sweet good natured fairy who had Knife for foster mother. Remember her?Linden couldn't be more different from Knife, but she is engaging in her own sweet, and at times naïve, way. She feels real...despite the wings and touch of magic.Like I said regarding the previous volume, these stories are much more than YA oriented.They're ageless, focusing on the characters' growth: leaving the "nest" in search of their own place in life.Okay, this one has a fantasy setting, but behind the glamours and wings, humans and fairies share many of growing up problems.I especially liked how one of the characters was delineated. I think I never found a character such as Timothy: someone plagued by doubts regarding his faith.Now, don't be scared!This is far from preachy! No one is telling us what's good or bad... or what one should think!!What happens next is almost as engrossing as what happened in the first book ! (Yes, Paul and Knife's book continues to be my favorite!)The plot thickens. New important characters are introduced, and once again I'm left salivating for the next book.Luckily, I already have it! :)So, if you're looking for a well written, captivating story, what are you waiting for?Author Official Site

  • Lori (Pure Imagination)
    2019-06-19 09:11

    When I read and reviewed Spell Hunter a couple of weeks ago, I said that I was pleasantly surprised. I didn't know how much I would enjoy reading about teny tiny faeries. I ended up enjoying it immensely. The lore of the faeries and and Knife as the main character really brought the story to life for me. But unfortunately I didn't enjoy Wayfarer nearly as much.Wayfarer is about Linden, who we meet in Spell Hunter as a child. Now it's her turn to step up and do her duty to save the Oak. I missed Knife. A lot. Linden was a okay character but I felt no connection to her story whatsoever. That might have something to do with the fact that the story switches back and forth between Linden and Timothy. Which I found confusing at times and down right annoying others. Timothy is helping Linden find the other faeries but he has a lot of angsty teenage problems himself. Problems that I felt had no place in the story.The plot was much slower than Spell Hunter and when something did happen I was mostly uninterested anyway. Anderson had a good thing with the first book in the series but sadly this one did not deliver...for me. I will definitely still give the next book a chance.

  • Reading Vacation
    2019-06-24 08:23

    REVIEWThe Faery Rebels series is addicting. Wayfarer takes place 15 years after Spell Hunter and the Oak is in great danger. A dying queen leaves the faeries powerless and vulnerable. A tough little faery named Linden sets out to find the missing powers. Even though Linden was only fifteen, the entire Oak was counting on her. A human named Timothy, who is unsure of himself, becomes Linden’s partner. Over time, Timothy gains confidence and learns to trust the faeries. His transformation was one of the best parts of this book. Linden and Timothy’s dangerous journey takes the reader all over England and Wales. There is much more action than the first book and Anderson does a wonderful job describing the setting. It all felt so real. I especially liked the beach scenes. I could picture them in my mind.The next book in this series comes out in January, 2011. The UK title will be Arrow, but the US title has not yet been revealed. I am looking forward to reading it.RATING5 Plot5 Characters4 Attention Grabbing4 Girlie Meter4 Ending22 TOTAL5 STARS

  • Kristen
    2019-05-30 14:20

    Why I read this: I love fairies and I really enjoyed the first book in this series.Plot: Linden hopes to find other faeries to help Oakenfolk so they don't fade out of existance. A human named Timothy is staying with her former faery mother and when he gets fed up he takes off. Linden decides to tag along and see if he can help her find more fairies where he is going. But when they do find a few, Linden finds out that not all faeries are good.Definitely a great plot that kept moving and changing. I also enjoyed the history exposed to how the faeries of the Oak become how they are in the book.Characters: I just love Linden. She's a little naive but at the same time knows how to look out for her self. I really just love all of the characters - even the bad ones. They are written so well with their own flaws and strengths and I just thought they were perfectly done.Relatability: I love faeries and I love faerie stories. Also, Timothy is very angsty in the book, which I can reflect on from my teenage years. :)Cover Commentary: Looooveee it. :)

  • Shantelle
    2019-06-26 08:14

    A more intense, definitely more magical, sequel to Faery Rebels (or Knife). I enjoyed getting back into the unique and superb faery world; and was delighted to see how Knife's life had progressed since the last book! :)I really just love Linden. She's sweet and kindhearted, also courageous and ready for adventure! It was interesting to read Timothy's story as well.There was some big changes and revelations in Rebel... what fun! Can't wait to see how it all comes together.This book mentions Christianity and God a lot, but I still haven't figured out where the author stands on that. Christianity is a nice religion, but people should choose what they're most comfortable with? Or, Christianity is the way to a relationship with the God of the universe!Anyway, so yeah, there were a few things that made me hesitate; but I'm eager to get into the next book, to figure them out, and to continue this epic adventure!This series is definitely one of a kind. I love faeries! :)

  • Ellie
    2019-06-27 13:13

    While I'm still not convinced that Knife needed a sequel, I'm glad that this was how it was done - by opening up the faeries horizons. For the most part, the big reveal was so darn obvious. Maybe that shouldn't be a surprise because this is a juvenile book, but Knife did a much better job at keeping things mysterious.Sequels are hard to recommend, overall. If you liked the first one you'll probably like the second... but I wouldn't go around recommending Knife because the whole series was phenomenal, because it wasn't. While I rated Wayfarer high, it was just okay.Unfortunately, I won't be able to read the next book by Anderson because my library doesn't have it, but ah well. I don't think I'm missing much.

  • Tracy
    2019-06-03 06:58

    I was going to give this book four stars but in the end it was too amazing! I love Linden. At first she as way too shy and it was her first time on a adventure. But she met Timothy, Paul and Peri's cousin and the adventure began. Timothy at first sounded like a complete jerk but after meeting Linden his heart began to slowly change. Timothy almost gave his life for Linden and he was very brave. They both met bad fairies on the way and fairies that wanted to betray the oaklynfolk. But reading this second book was worth it because everyone has a heart for all fairie kind. Even with a wacky twist in the end.

  • JBooks
    2019-06-16 15:02

    3,5 SterneIch hätte mir gewünscht, das im ersten Teil zu Letzt noch etwas über Treffen auf andere Feen genannt wurden wären. Deswegen War ich etwas überrascht/enttäuscht, dass es so plötzlich noch andere Feen in der Welt gab.Die Protagonisten Timothy und Linde fand ich ganz toll, wobei Linde etwas kläglich War o:

  • Kristy
    2019-06-17 12:59

    I think I'm too old for this one.... a lot of the major climax moments were just overly simplified. I needed a bit more. On the flip side, I think I would have really liked this when I was around 13 or so. With that said, I definitely recommend this for the younger, young adult reader who is interested in fairies. 3 stars.

  • Gabriella
    2019-06-17 08:12

    Just like knife, as I expected, I enjoyed every line written across the page. This one brought more of a mysterious feel. Especially with one character in particular; Rob. Once again the book was beautifully written and certainly unique. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Emily
    2019-06-02 14:11

    I actually didn't expect it to end like it did, I expected her to fall in love with Timothy but...

  • Heather Pearson
    2019-06-06 11:01

    The threat to the oak tree where the faery live continues. As the queen sickens, her magic fails more each day and the tree itself is failing. They need help and only other faeries can bring what they need.Young Linden is the only one suited to such a momentous task, but she will need help She turns to Timothy, a visitor to the family who own the house and lands where the oak is growing. At first he is reluctant to help, but the more he learns about the faery and their plight, the more he is willing to help.While I enjoyed this story, I didn't warm to Timothy. He was too sullen and not open to the grand adventure he was living. True to their youth, the two stride out into the world with few resources and plans. Their friendship has it ups and downs thought they do manage to put aside their differences in order to work together and achieve their goal.This story has a more gritty feel than Knife, which seemed more enchanted. Linden doesn't have the leisure to explore the human world, but rather she quickly becomes mired in the nastiness that has almost overwhelmed her own world. This is a good second book in the series. It answers some lingering questions, poses more that are yet to be resolved. The tale continues in book 3, Arrow. This book was published in the United States under the title Wayfarer.I listened to the unabridged audio book as read by Saskia Butler. 6 hours 33 minutes.#IndigoEmployee

  • Nella
    2019-06-18 10:20

    I did quite like it, but it unfortunately included this pet peeve of mine where the main characters completely refuse to budge in their principles, fuck things up for both themselves and others because of it, and are then rewarded through sheer dumb luck.

  • Gail Poag Smith
    2019-06-24 10:04

    Loved this continuation of "Knife". It was even better than the first novel.

  • Ashleigh P
    2019-06-02 11:07

    I didn't realize that this was a book #2 of a series. I rented it from the library in my pursuit of reading all the books in the YA section. If I would have known it was the second book and could have started with the first I might have liked it better (I HATE reading books out of order, it hurts my OCD). It was a little far fetched to me and had some kind of awkward parts. Overall the characters are likable and you wish the best for them in the end, but it didn't stand out to me and I was a little confused sometimes.

  • Rie_dominique
    2019-06-07 12:25

    Cerita di buku ini bersetting sekitar 14 tahun setelah kisah Knife. Tokoh utamanya adalah Linden, putri asuh Knife, yang pada suatu hari di panggil ke kediaman Ratu Amaryllis bersama Valerian si Penyembuh. Ratu Amaryllis yang terbaring lemah kemudian membagikan sihirnya kepada Linden dan Valerian. Linden ditugaskan mencari keberadaan para peri lain dan meminta pertolongan untuk mengembalikan sihir mereka. Valerian diangkat sebagai pewaris tahta dan diberikan sihir yang mampu melindungi kehidupan mereka di Oak.Sementara itu, Rumah yang sekarang dihuni oleh Paul dan Peri (nama manusia Knife) kedatangan seorang tamu yaitu Timothy, sepupu Paul. Timothy besar di Uganda dan dikirim oleh orangtuanya yang misionaris untuk bersekolah di London. Tapi karena beberapa hal, Timothy merasa tidak sesuai berada disekolah tersebut dan terlibat perkelahian sehingga dihukum oleh sekolahnya. Selama masa hukumannya ini lah Timothy tinggal bersama Paul dan Peri.Tetapi saat ia sampai dirumah tersebut, ia merasa Paul dan Peri keberatan menerima keberadaannya. Apalagi dengan ketertarikan Timothy kepada Oak. Sering ia tertangkap oleh Peri saat berusaha mendekati Oak. Ketika akhirnya kemarahan Peri meledak, Timothy memutuskan kabur dan Rumah. Sesampainya di London ia dijebak oleh Veronika, peri jahat yang ingin merampas bakat musik Tim. Untunglah ada Linden yang sengaja bersembunyi didalam tas Tim yang kemudian membantunya.Mereka kemudian dikejar-kejar oleh anak buah sang Empress, ratu yang menguasai para peri di dunia luar ini, yang menganggap derajat kaum peri berada diatas manusia dan bagi mereka manusia hanyalah seperti hewan-hewan peliharaan yang diperlukan untuk memenuhi kebutuhan mereka saja.Kalau dibuku pertama lebih difokuskan pada hubungan antara peri dengan manusia, maka di buku kedua ini petualangan lebih kental terasa. Dasar cerita yang telah diletakkan dibuku pertama dikembangkan dengan sangat bagus pada buku kedua ini.Dibuku kedua ini kita dikenalkan dengan kelompok peri lain yang sifat-sifatnya sangat berbeda dengan para peri di Oak. Kalau para peri di Oak terasa begitu ketinggalan jaman, para peri baru di London ini malah lebih canggih. Mereka hidup modern seperti manusia dan sangat sadar teknologi. Tetapi, kekuasaan mutlak sang Empress juga menimbulkan benih-benih pengkhianatan dalam kaumnya sendiri.Kalau Oak diperintah oleh Ratu Amaryllis yang tegas tapi bijaksana, maka para kaum peri di London diperintah oleh sang Empress yang kejam dan diktator. Ia memaksa semua warganya untuk bersumpah darah kesetiaan kepadanya dan memaksa mereka memberitahukan nama aslinya (nama lahir yang hanya mereka sendiri yang tahu) sehingga para peri tidak bisa menolak perintah sang empress.Tidak ada roman di buku ini, walaupun ada benih-benih yang telah ditebar yang saya harapkan akan tumbuh dan berkembang dibuku ketiga. Di buku ini juga kita lihat kelanjutan kisah antara Paul dan Knife. Knife yang melepaskan keperiannya demi bisa bersama Paul tidak menjalani kehidupan barunya dengan mudah. Tapi jangan khawatir, hubungan keduanya cukup kuat untuk mengatasi rintangan-rintangan ini.Buku ini diakhiri dengan manis. Para peri Oak yang semuanya berjenis kelamin perempuan akhirnya bertemu dengan para peri laki-laki yang keberadaannya hanya mereka ketahui melalui dongeng-dongeng lama saja...