I love this series, for me it is the perfect mix of action, fantasy, and romance.
Viceroy and head of the Wind Clan, he had been able to guarantee the
safety of everyone in his realm, but faced with an oni invasion, he has
had to call in royal troops and relinquish his monopoly of Pittsburgh,
which is stranded on Elfhome. He now struggles to keep the peace between
the humans, the newly arrived Stone Clan, the royal forces, a set of
oni dragons, the half-oni children who see themselves as human, and the
tengu trying to escape their oni enslavement.
Meanwhile, Tinker strives to solve the mystery of a growing
discontinuity in Turtle Creek. She’s plagued with inexplicable
nightmares that may hold the keys to Pittsburgh’s future. The only clue
from the Queen’s oracle to help Tinker is a note with five English words
on it: Follow the Yellow Brick Road. Oni, and dragons and tengu – oh
Elfhome. A world of powerful magic, beautiful elves, man-eating
trees, frost-breathing wargs, and god-like dragons. Pittsburgh. A city
that has been stranded deep in virgin elfin forest to stave off an
invasion by the merciless oni. Its population of sixty thousand humans
and a handful of elves are pitted in war that will only end in genocide.
Winter is coming. Supplies are running low. All political ties are
fraying. Hidden somewhere in Pittsburgh’s crumbling neighborhoods, a
vanguard of oni are growing in number and attacking from the shadows.
And children are disappearing.
Girl genius Tinker was once a human orphan, growing up on the
Pittsburgh streets. Now she’s an elf princess with all the bells and
whistles. She rules over a melting pot of humans, elves, half-oni, and
the crow-like tengu. Prejudices are rampant, pitting even the elves
against each other. Hoverbike races, concerts of rock and roll fused
with elf music, and artist communes of human and elves are proof that
Pittsburgh can be a place where races and species can meet and meld in
Tinker is determined to make her city a place of such freedom. She’s
going to have to kick butt and take names. And she has to do it quickly.
Seven elf children are already missing — and the oni eat their
prisoners when they outlive their usefulness.
Tinker uncovers ancient secrets and a web of betrayal as she searches
for the children. The oni will stop at nothing to win, so neither can
she. At five foot nothing, Tinker’s greatest weapon has always been her
intelligence. Politics, she discovers, is a battle of wits, and she’s
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