The Falconer: Book One of the Falconer Trilogy (Hardcover)

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This book for young adults holds all the excitement of Hunger Games with a bit of historical lore and fantasy thrown in.  The feisty heroine, Aileana, discovers both her mother being murdered and a world of fearsome faeries bent on destroying mankind.

While trying to hide her battle scars & maintain a proper lady's demeanor, Aileana designs weapons to defeat the banished faeries before they can escape the underworld.  The author, Elizabeth May, can capture her readers and transport them intro her fantasy world from the first chapter until the last gripping moments on the final page.  I can't wait for the next book!

— From The Falconer, by Elizabeth May


Debutante by day. Murderess by night. Edinburgh's only hope.
Edinburgh, 1844. Beautiful Aileana Kameron only looks the part of an aristocratic young lady. In fact, she's spent the year since her mother died developing her ability to sense the presence of Sithichean, a faery race bent on slaughtering humans. She has a secret mission: to destroy the faery who murdered her mother. But when she learns she's a Falconer, the last in a line of female warriors and the sole hope of preventing a powerful faery population from massacring all of humanity, her quest for revenge gets a whole lot more complicated. The first volume of a trilogy from an exciting new voice in young adult fantasy, this electrifying thriller blends romance and action with steampunk technology and Scottish lore in a deliciously addictive read.

About the Author

Elizabeth May hails from California and is currently a PhD student in social anthropology at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The Falconer is her first novel.

Praise For…

"Forget Bella, banish Katniss and Expelliarmus Hermione-there is a new breed of ass-kicker intown. . . . Elizabeth May's debut is a wicked cocktailof Jane Austen and the Grimms' fairy tales."--Claire Nicholls, SciFiNow

"This book was AWESOME. It's full of well-worn tropes and clich├ęs.but somehow transcends them all to become some new animal that is the best of all its borrowed parts." -- Billie Bloebaum, Powell's

"Simply put, my favorite YA paranormal this year. A must read!"--New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout

"A combination of steampunk tech and supernatural danger with a multitalented heroine who can hold her own against murderous faeries and romantic foils alike."--Publishers Weekly

"A riveting world, a fierce heroine, and electrifying action--I burned through this sparkling debut!" --Sarah J. Maas, New York Times bestselling author of the Throne of Glass series

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452114231
ISBN-10: 1452114234
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: May 6th, 2014
Pages: 378
Language: English
Series: Falconer