Ballad: A Gathering of Faerie (Paperback)

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This is a beautifully written book that takes you into the life of one
of the world's youngest and most talented bagpipe players, James Morgan.
Following his ex-girlfriend Deidre to college he finds himself tangled
in a deadly game between he and his friends against the faerie realm.
Along the way grows a curious friendship between James and a faerie muse
Nuala who feeds off of artist's talents. The catch, if he saves Deidre
he must sacrifice Nuala or allow the faerie world to overrun the humans.

— Wren


FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING NOVEL SHIVER Remember us, so sing the dead, lest we remember you James Morgan has an almost unearthly gift for music. And it has attracted Nuala, a soul-snatching faerie muse who fosters and then feeds on the creative energies of exceptional humans until they die. James has plenty of reasons to fear the faeries, but as he and Nuala collaborate on an achingly beautiful musical composition, James finds his feelings towards Nuala deepening. But the rest of the fairies are not as harmless. As Halloween--the day of the dead--draws near, James will have to battle the Faerie Queen and the horned king of the dead to save Nuala's life and his soul.

About the Author

After a tumultuous past as a history major, calligraphy instructor, wedding musician, technical editor, and equestrian artist, Maggie Stiefvater is now a full-time writer and New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver trilogy, The Scorpio Races, and The Raven Boys. Her debut series, the Books of Faerie, is published by Flux. Maggie lives in the middle of nowhere, Virginia, with her charmingly straight-laced husband, two kids, four neurotic dogs, and a 1973 Camaro named Loki. Follow her on Twitter at @mstiefvater, and visit her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780738714844
ISBN-10: 0738714844
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: October 8th, 2009
Pages: 353
Language: English
Series: Gathering of Faerie (Paperback)

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