The Friday 56: The Falconer

The Friday 56The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join us every Friday and share an excerpt from a book you’ve been reading.


*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Post it.
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**Be sure to leave a link to your Friday 56 post in the comments!**

“The faery pauses beneath me, his body still. His breathing is silent; he is not at all winded from our chase. He starts forward, slow, quiet.

Supporting my weight on my hands, I drop from the walls and launch myself at him.”

This week I should be spotlighting Elizabeth May’s The Vanishing Throne, but I don’t like to quote ARCs, so instead I’m featuring the first book in the same series, The Falconer. Read my review of this one here and my review of the sequel, The Vanishing Throne, here. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Goodreads Synopsis:

      “Edinburgh, 1844. Eighteen-year-old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, has everything a girl could dream of: brains, charm, wealth, a title—and drop-dead beauty.
      But Aileana only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. she’s leading a double life: She has a rare ability to sense thesìthíchean—the faery race obsessed with slaughtering humans—and, with the aid of a mysterious mentor, has spent the year since her mother died learning how to kill them.
      Now Aileana is dedicated to slaying the fae before they take innocent lives. With her knack for inventing ingenious tools and weapons—from flying machines to detonators to lightning pistols—ruthless Aileana has one goal: Destroy the faery who destroyed her mother.
      The last in a line of female warriors born with a gift for hunting and killing the fae, Aileana is the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity. Suddenly, her quest is a lot more complicated. She still longs to avenge her mother’s murder—but she’ll have to save the world first.”

28 thoughts on “The Friday 56: The Falconer

  1. Oh, Alicia, that’s such a bad (but in a good way) tease! What happens when she launches herself at the faery???!!! She sounds feisty; I like her. I haven’t actually read this book. I’ve seen some very positive reviews for it. Great quote!

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