The Falconer

The Falconer

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Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined for a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until when a faery killed her mother. Now it's the 1844 winter season and Aileana slaughters faeries in secret, in between the endless round of parties, tea and balls. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, she sheds her aristocratic facade every night to go hunting. She's determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city's many dark alleyways. But the balance between high society and her private war is a delicate one, and as the fae infiltrate the ballroom and Aileana's father returns home, she has decisions to make. How much is she willing to lose - and just how far will Aileana go for revenge?show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 145 x 222 x 28mm | 472g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575130407
  • 9780575130401
  • 248,715

Review quote

Elizabeth May's debut is a wicked cocktail of Jane Austen's high society and the Grimm's fairy tales. Absolutely wonderful: a Must Read Now novel SCI FI NOW The Falconer really is a fantastic debut and one I'd highly recommend to fans of urban fantasy with a historical setting, Elizabeth May is definitely an author to watch out for! -- Sarah Gibson feelingfictional.com It was refreshing to read a YA fantasy set in Scotland, and May used the landscape evocatively, creating a perfect setting for her wild Fae. A fun book with likeable characters. Books for Keepsshow more

About Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May is a professional photographer who has worked for an array of magazines and publishing houses. She currently living in Edinburgh with her husband, while both studying and teaching photography. This is her debut novel.show more

Back cover copy

My name is Lady Aileana Kameron. Debutante and heiress by day. Murderer by night. Managing my two lives is difficult; it's lucky that killing the creatures who murdered my mother isn't. Join my battle. Enter my world. Alieana xshow more

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18 year old Lady Aileana Kameron, the only daughter of the Marquess of Douglas, was destined to a life carefully planned around Edinburgh's social events - right up until a faery kills her mother. Now it's the 1844 winter season. Between a seeming endless number of parties, Aileana slaughters faeries in secret. Armed with modified percussion pistols and explosives, every night she sheds her aristocratic facade and goes hunting. She's determined to track down the faery who murdered her mother, and to destroy any who prey on humans in the city's many dark alleyways. But she never even considered that she might become attracted to one. To the magnetic Kiaran MacKay, the faery who trained her to kill his own kind. Nor is she at all prepared for the revelation he's going to bring. Because Midwinter is approaching, and with it an eclipse that has the ability to unlock a Fae prison and begin the Wild Hunt. A battle looms, and Aileana is going to have to decide how much she's willing to lose - and just how far she'll go to avenge her mother's murder.show more

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2 8% (716)
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