Review of 'The War of the Flowers'

The War of the Flowers by Tad Williams

Things are not going very well in Faerie with the great families heading inexorably to another War of the Flowers led by the power-hungry Lord Hellebore. Meanwhile, in our world Theo Vilmos is leading a very unsucessful and depressing life losing his mother to a dreadful disease and his girlfriend to his inability to handle successful relationships. Things change when a sprite saves him from certain destruction when a shape-shifting demon attacks him in our world – taking Theo into the world of Faerie where everything is different. Theo has a lot to learn and not much time to learn it. Another fascinating tale from the author who brought us the acclaimed Otherland series. Well paced with believable characters and heart-rending scenes of chaos and destruction (though, as the author himself points out in the forward, with disturbing parallels to September 11th).

Rating: “Really good but I have some issues”

Review Date: 2004-11-21

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Orbit

Publication Date: 2003

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