The Summer King
The Chronicles of Faerie: The Summer King
The Summer King
O. R. Melling
Sequel to the critically-acclaimed The Hunter's MoonThis second book in a series "shimmering with magic, myth, and romance" (Booklist), follows sixteen-year-old Laurel as she tries to understand the cause of her twin sister's mysterious death. Honor believed in Faerie, a parallel land of mischievous immortals. Laurel doesn't. That is, until the fairies come and ask her to take up her sister's failed quest to find the Summer King, a lord who can light the midsummer fire that keeps the two worlds, human and Faerie, cleaved. Laurel must decide to help those whose cause killed her sister, and, in the process, come to believe that there is still magic-and love-in the world. Lush descriptions of Ireland and Celtic lore make this a satisfying read for travelers to other lands, real and mythic. Praise for The Hunter's Moon *"A compelling blend of Irish mythology and geography." - School Library Journal (starred review) "...[This] sensation-loaded celebration of Ireland and Faerie will be a powerful draw for many readers." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Book Details


  • Fantasy
  • Series

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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On the anniversary of her twin sister, Honor's death, Laurel travels back to Ireland to finish something her sister never accomplished. After having strange dreams, Laurel is compelled to learn about the faerie world, though she does not believe in faeries. But when a strange, "roly- poly" man appears to her appealing for help to finish the mission Honor started, Laurel thinks it's her duty to finish it and rescue Honor. What Laurel doesn't know is that the journey is filled with danger, mystery, and excitement.

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