Stealing the Elf-King's Roses

Stealing the Elf-King's Roses

by Diane Duane

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Overview

In an alternate-world Los Angeles, prosecutor/psychic Lee Enfield and her partner, Gelert, investigate the murder of an elf. They soon reveal a deadly network of ties among organized crime, multinational corporations, and planetary governments of the Seven Worlds--all working together on the "ethnic cleansing" of elves from the alternate world of Alfheim. Original.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446555296
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 12/21/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 634,674
File size: 480 KB

About the Author

Diane Duane is the author of numerous science fiction and fantasy novels, and is best known for her Young Wizards young adult fantasy series books. She is also the author of several Star Trek novels, including Spock’s World, a New York Timesbestseller. Duane is a two-time John W. Campbell Award nominee for best new writer. She lives with her husband in Ireland.

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Stealing the Elf-King's Roses 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
On an earth much different than our own, people are able to transport themselves from one place to another and one universe to another by using the gates which are constructed in part from fairy gold. The elves control the distribution of fair gold just as they block anyone from any of the diverse universes from traveling to Alfheim, the elfin world. Lanthanomancer Lee Enfield and her partner Galert, a madrin (a wolfhound the size of a horse that talks and is very intelligent) use their sight and scent to see below the surface at crime scenes and while interrogating perpetrators. The duo is so good at what they do that they are sent at their government¿s bequest into Alfheim to find out why elves are killing elves. Before they know it they are caught in a civil uprising that unless stopped, could mean a massive war throughout the known universes. Dianne Duane, long known and respected for her excellent work, has gifted her readers with a unique view of the Fay that make it seem as if another species has been discovered by the author. Her protagonists are a superb working team whose personalities mesh so well they are better together then apart in a kind of the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. STEALING THE ELF-KING¿S ROSES is a fascinating mixture of political and inter-dimensional travel inside a fantasy science fiction plot. Harriet Klausner
cmbohn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
talking cats! that work magic! couldn't handle this. Plus it's confusing. Something about politics and magic and stuff.
bluesalamanders on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
My first non-Young Wizards book by DD. Based on the title, I expected it to be more fantasy related, but I should have known better. It's actually an SF book. It was...a pretty good book, but it didn't grab me the way the YW books do. I will probably reread it some day.
jjmcgaffey on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Fun book - a lot of echoes of her other work, including the various Wizards series and the Door series. But also a neat new world (worlds) - even if she does break it by the end of the book. I don't know if she'll write any more in that universe - it might be fun to read. As long as it wasn't another saving-the-universe story! I'd like to read something simpler, like maybe just a police-procedural mystery with fayhounds and the Sight and Justice personified taking a hand - that's how this one starts out and then takes a sharp right and goes straight up into fireworks.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Theres a murder of an elf and LA prosecutor, sleuth and forenisc Ianthanomancer Lee Enfield; with her partner Gelert whose a Fayhound, are investigating but there's more to this murder than is obvious.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tried reading this and I'm pretty sure it's not interesting.