The Falconer: Book One of the Falconer Trilogy (Hardcover)
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.
"[A] fascinating, unique world. May's writing is exquisite and demands a close reading to take everything in. readers will be anxious for the next installment."-School Library Journal
"A character and a world that breathes life into fantasy."--Library Media Connection
"Witty dialogue, nonstop action, and campy humor. More, please."-The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"This book was AWESOME. It's full of well-worn tropes and clichés.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
"It's very rare to find a YA fantasy that blends the otherworldly with a very real and raw heroine. I ate up this story and mourned when it was over. The Falconer is a standout read."--Read. Breathe. Relax.
"I couldn't get enough of this steampunk world and all it's awesome gadgets."--Owl Always Be Reading
"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
"Ball gowns, blood, and an evil fairy determined to bring about the end of the world-this comedy of manners has it all."--School Library Journal Curriculum Connections
"Aileana is an amazing, brave hero... the writing crackles with wit."--Booklist
"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
"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