Ballad : A Gathering of Faerie

Ballad : A Gathering of Faerie

eBook - 2010
Average Rating:
12
1
Rate this:
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL SHIVER Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween--the day of the dead--draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.
Publisher: Woodbury : Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD., 2010
ISBN: 9780738721972
0738721972
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

p
pinky0203
Aug 27, 2015

A good conclusion to the story but also confusing. I guess I didn't know enough of the mythology of faeries, etc., as I thought.

i
Irongryphon3
Oct 09, 2014

I liked the first book in this series better, although this one was not that bad. I liked Stiefvater's use of the Leanan Sidhe folklore.The mythology and the ideas in this book were good, but I found it too slow at times. In this book, Deirdre becomes more pathetic than in Lament and I find her a bit tiring. I enjoyed the romance between Nuala and James.
As a side-note,I love the title of this book and Lament, and how they relate to the musical content.

a
ABenoit
Sep 07, 2014

I loved it. This was amazing.

n
nidofito
Sep 14, 2013

Ok, I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed James' POV more than Dee's but I was so frustrated and heartbroken how their relationship has gone down. I felt like shaking them and telling them to just spit it out whatever it is they're feeling. It's true though, Dee's attitude was getting a little annoying and she did need a little putting-down by James but still so much happened in the background for her so I'm not sure what to feel about her...and SPOILER ALERT!!!!! what the heck? If Paul's presence by the fire was required to bring back Nuala then why did we need James? Paul seemed a bit of deus ex machina so that we could have both Dee and Nuala at the end. *the hero can't save both girls...make that one other guy save one of them with a reason that makes no sense * like what?

Hufflegirl Aug 05, 2012

I loved this book! I was sad that it wasn't a continuation of the Luke/Dee story, but I liked hearing more about James. I hope that there is another book, just to let readers know what happens next!

f
fawkes87
Jul 27, 2012

While the overall storyline about the conflict between humans and faeries is interesting, the book and its storytelling style doesn't really hold me.

lms Jul 09, 2012

Similar in theme to Holly Black's faerie triology and just as good. James Morgan is so smart it hurts.

My favorite book by Maggie Stiefvater, definitely the best out of the two. I couldn't put it down until I had finished reading it!
All in all, I enjoyed both books :)

r
renada95
Jun 25, 2011

i love it soo much, i really prefer this on the first book

a
Abby0429
Jan 23, 2011

better than the first, but still not to that four star rating yet. good book, characters could have been developed a bit more but not too shabby.

View All Comments

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MARINet

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top