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Wood Sprites - eARC
by Wen Spencer
Publisher: Baen Books

Book 4 in the Romantic Times Sapphire award winning Elfhome series.

Even though they attend a school of gifted students in New York City, child geniuses Louise Mayer and her twin sister Jillian have always felt alone in the world, isolated by their brilliance. Shortly before their ninth birthday, they make an amazing discovery. They’re not alone.

Their real mother was astronaut Esme Shenske and their father was the famous inventor, Leonardo Dufae. They have an older sister, Alexander, living on the planet of Elfhome, and four siblings still in cryogenic storage at the fertility center. There’s only one problem: the frozen embryos are scheduled to be destroyed within six months. The race is on to save their baby brother and sisters.

As a war breaks out on Elfhome and riots start in New York City, the twins use science and magic to plow over everything standing in their way. But when they come face to face with an ancient evil force, they’re soon in over their heads in danger.

Published 9/2/2014
SKU: A9781476736716
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1. Pamela on 8/14/2014, said:

Brilliant read. Manages to fill in some of the blanks from previous books in the series, yet it is a well plotted novel that can be enjoyed by someone who has not read any other books in the series.
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2. CHRISTIN on 6/15/2014, said:

Enjoyable, loved the names of the siblings, chuck norris was a hoot, elfhome still my favorite, would love to see more from oilcan's perspective in the next book
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3. Heather on 6/9/2014, said:

Awesome Book, But I admit to missing the elves! And I was so wanting to see the meeting between siblings. I know it will come but I have NO patience!
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4. Garry on 6/4/2014, said:

I enjoyed this book. What would Tinker be like if she was raised on earth-with a twin sister. One of the things that I was wanting to see was tinker as a young mad science. This book answers some of that AND gives you the twin matrix. Everyone know that twins are...... One thing that might upset readers is that this book's timeline starts BEFORE Tinker and ends around the same time that Elfhome ends. With events see from the earth side and not from Elfhome
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5. Terry on 6/1/2014, said:

Loved it.
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6. Bill on 5/30/2014, said:

Obviously more to come! I can't wait.
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7. Theresa on 5/29/2014, said:

The most marvelously clever book I've read in a long time. Wen Spencer has outdone herself. As others have noted, this book rounds out some earlier threads but except for a brief vignette does not have Tinker, Oilcan or Wolf (Stormsong makes a brief appearance) and takes place almost entirely on earth. What it does do is introduce two new DuFaes (well, six, technically) that give us a glimpse of what Tinker might have been like as a child. I'm really looking forward to the sequel where they all come together in Pittsburgh. My suggestion would be to read PB&G before Wood Sprites, you'll appreciate Nigel more. And the implications about Unbounded Brilliance's bloodline are intriguing.
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8. David on 5/16/2014, said:

I really enjoyed this latest book from Wren Spencer. I was a bit confused on the timeline though and had to go back after reading this are reread the first 3 books. This book takes place primarily on earth (the others in Pittsburg on Elfholm). The beginning of the book starts before Tinker (which begins with Windwolfs attempted assassination), goes through Wolf Who Rules (destruction of the gate), and almost to the end of Elfholm up to the point where Tink hides in the hotel to draw out the bad guys. Rereading the previous three books also helped to draw out the clues to Tinks mother's side that I glossed over in the first read. One item that I didnt like in Elfholm that I didnt realize until after the reread is that Esme dissappears after a token appearance at a morgue and Lain's house. This really needs to be addressed in the next book. Hopefully there will be a big family reunion with the kids, Tink, Esme etc.
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9. Thomas on 5/14/2014, said:

2.5-3 stars Honestly I don't know what to make of Ms. Spencer's series. This latest novel continues a fun fantasy series that I have enjoyed following. The only problem is that each book says its part of the series but as an author Ms. Spencer seems to change the nature of the setting each book. Between book 1 and 2 we somehow re-write the time spent at court so that Tinker as the pivot apparently gets shown everything she wants and it sounds as if the court catered to her every whim. Her history is also rewritten so that her elf ancestor is now Stone clan doma cast. In addition her mother's heritage is also somehow special and unique; and she gains an aunt which we have to go back and explain why DNA testing from book 1 doesn't show a relation. In the third book the dragon Impatience who we saw in the second book that is supposed to be sticking around to build a new gate we never see again. (and if we now know that dragons are sentient magic creatures what exactly are the skin clan created dragons from elfhome?). And too top it all off we get Blue Sky introduced as a half-elf lifelong friend that we had never met before; and it is implied the evil villian is another figure that Tinker has always known but never was mentioned before. Now we reach book 4 and suddenly there are other Dufae children. But these were from the mother's side and yet they still have a copy of the codex. So does this mean that Tinker's parents were 2nd cousins or is this another elf codex that Esme seems to have but her mother never knew about. It just seems that rather than building a story from the parts we already have our author keeps adding whatever she wants to write new twists into the story. While this can make for entertainment the more it happens the less special I feel the series to be since apparently it will be bent to fit the author's whims. gallandro
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10. nicola on 5/11/2014, said:

I was in stitches, but you changed Taggart's name :( I liked the ridiculous long name he had in PB&G
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