War for the Oaks by Emma Bull
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Acclaimed by critics and readers on its first publication in 1987, winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel, Emma Bull's War for the Oaks is one of the novels that has defined modern urban fantasy.



Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, more than her own survival is at risk--and her own preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point.



By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, War for the Oaks is a fantasy novel that's as much about this world as about the other one. It's about real love and loyalty, about real music and musicians, about false glamour and true art. It will change the way you hear and see your own daily life.



 

About Emma Bull

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Emma Bull was born in 1954 in Torrance, California. She now lives in Minneapolis and is also the author of Finder  and Bone Dance.
 
Published November 1, 2004 by Orb Books. 333 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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The Seelie Court has chosen Eddi because there's ""power in a mortal soul that all of Faerie cannot muster."" Eddi's tart humor helps lend reality.

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BC Books

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This has reminded me why I love the urban fantasy genre so much.

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I’ve read several reviews stating that War for the Oaks was one of the books that started this sub-category in fantasy fiction and it’s been called a minor cult classic.

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Black Gate

War for the Oaks is a much more leisurely story than Jack the Giant Killer, so the story of Eddi’s band coexists with the story of the faerie war without messing up the pace.

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