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The Hunter's Moon

(1993)
(The first book in the Chronicles of Faerie series)
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An Irish Canadian author's lauded fairy fantasies are updated and introduced to U.S. fantasy readers for the first time in O.R. Melling's Chronicles of Faerie. The first volume, The Hunter's Moon, follows two cousins, Gwen and Findabhair, as they backpack around Ireland in search of the country's magical past. But the girls go too far when they dare to spend the night in a known fairy mound. Finn is stolen away by the dark king of Faerie to become his bride sacrifice to the Great Worm, or Hunter. It is up to timid Gwen to rescue her intrepid cousin, and she wonders if the task will be too much the first time she catches a glimpse of the Little People at play. "Gwen quaked inside. This wild abandon…was beyond anything she could imagine…Exquisite chaos." But with the help of a fairy doctress and her handsome grandson, Gwen assembles a rag tag team of heroes determined to bring Finn back -- even if it means the destruction of Faerie itself.

Melling's scholarship is evident. In fact, some readers may wonder why she just didn't write a nonfiction book about Ireland's rich folklore, as her characters often step clumsily out of the narrative to spout a factual, yet hyperbolic speech about a particular cave, lake or legendary creature. But while Melling's writing is less successful when her characters are on this side of the Veil, her descriptions of Fairie are sweeping and romantic. Fans of writers like Midori Snyder or Clare Dunkle are sure to enjoy them. (Ages 10-15) --Jennifer Hubert

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 1-4352-7430-X / 978-1-4352-7430-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2008-05-09
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May 1993 : UK Hardback

Title: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 0-00-224008-4 / 978-0-00-224008-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins
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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 0-8109-9214-0 / 978-0-8109-9214-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks
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1802 : Paperback
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Title: Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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April 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chronicles of Faerie: The Hunter's Moon (The Chronicles of Faerie)
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 0-8109-5857-0 / 978-0-8109-5857-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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August 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 0-14-130991-1 / 978-0-14-130991-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Puffin
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January 1993 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 0-00-647936-7 / 978-0-00-647936-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Ltd.
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Hunter's Moon
Author(s): O R Melling
ISBN: 0-86278-355-0 / 978-0-86278-355-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: O'Brien Press Ltd
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