Ron, a teenage runaway, comes of age among the punk elves and humans of Bordertown, a run-down city on the border between the real world and the magic . When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk. Ron, a human runaway searching for his brother, joins the denizens of Castle Pup, lands a job at Elsewhere–the strangest bookstore in two worlds–and.

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Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Still, it might have been a five, once. Sadly, is annoying in the process of doing so. I have fond, fond memories of a Bordertown anthology from my adolescence and this sort of snuck in under that cover. I especially liked the interactions between Ron and the people he meets.

I’d read a couple of books in this series before: Emma Bull’s Finderwhich I read many years ago and vaguely remember liking well enough, and the anthology Borderlandwhich I read last year and was kind of underwhelmed by. This one, I think, lies somewhere in between. It’s decently written, and Shetterly makes the setting feel real enough. But the story — which follows a teenage runaway who comes to Bordertown looking for his brother and falls in with a group of bohemian misfits — really wasn’t more than mildly interesting to me.


I could say pretty much the same thing about the characters, too. It’s a quick read, and not an unpleasant one, but also not very memorable. And now that I’m finished with what was already sitting on my To-Read Pile, I think I’m ready to call myself done with this series.

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Add to Your books. Recommended Faerie books No current Talk conversations about this book. What I learned — that if I love the book first, I can weather the author behaving badly ellsewhere public better. Captures being an annoying teenager very well. I enjoyed this urban elsewherw set in the NeverNever. A fantasy novel set in the s shared world of the Borderlands, a rough urban setting on the border between the human world and the realm of faerie.


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You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Minnesota Book Awards I knew I was in the Nevernever when I saw a wild elf through the train window. That night I slept very, very well. References to this work on external resources.

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