Ron, a teenage runaway, comes of age among the punk elves and humans of Bordertown, a run-down city on the border between the real world and the magic . When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk. Ron, a human runaway searching for his brother, joins the denizens of Castle Pup, lands a job at Elsewhere–the strangest bookstore in two worlds–and.

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Jun 24, melydia rated it really liked it. Thank you again, urban fantasy genre, for delivering something that no other type of fiction really can!

And not its misbegotten stepchild paranormal romance. I don’t especially feel comfortable with the idea of kids living this way, but that’s wlil of the best things about reading.

Recommended Faerie books Views Read Edit View history. He is married to author Emma Bull. We put this elseewhere the teen fic collection; it’s got touches of I love all things Borderlands, so this was a shoe-in and I’m looking forward elsewheee the companion volume.

This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat I’ve read it before too, but heck if I can remember what it was about. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they will to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. I can’t remember where or what it was called, but I now understand how future-Ron became who he was by that time. Unlike me however, the protagonist never indicated whether or not he ever wore excessive amounts of flannel, so that was a relief.


Elsewhere (Borderlands, #4) by Will Shetterly

Either way, I did enjoy Shetterly’s writing style, which struck me as a more realistic portrayal of teenagers than I’ve seen in a while.

No trivia or quizzes yet. May 08, Diane rated it it was amazing Shelves: I liked seeing him go through that evolution. This is an introduction to the world so good that shwtterly don’t have to start with some of the original short story anthologies.

Will Shetterly

What I learned — that if I love the book first, I can weather the author behaving badly in public better. The world of faerie mixed with urban lit. Mar 17, Savannah rated it really liked it Shelves: Still, it lures more and more youngsters, including thin-skinned, tough-talking Ron Starbuck, who reads Yeats and pretends to know what’s going on.

By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. I just tried Neverneverwhich features the sheyterly main character, and didn’t remember him at all.

Ron came to the Bordertown to find his older brother. I’m definitely going to read more books from this world, and hopefully they will be as engaging and escapist as Elsewhere. In this story, an impulsive human boy named Ron comes to Bordertown looking for his older brother, and ends up falling in with a crowd of elves, halfies, and other humans trying to bust the stereotype that the race This book takes place in the Borderlands universe created by Terri Windling, whose stories I have never read.

Retrieved from ” https: I had a little trouble getting into this book, but I would guess that it was because there are a number of books in the ‘Borderland’ series that come prior to this book.


Feb 04, Shelley rated it it was amazing Shelves: There was a problem adding your email address. Ron, a young man without an inborn ability to know when to keep his mouth shut, arrives in Bordertown on a specific quest but with no real plans of what to do when he arrives.

Ron goes to live at Castle Pup under the auspices of Mooner, a half-elf acquaintance. This is a reread because I’ve just realized this is pard of a larger Borderlands universe. The characters were believable and ultimately sympathetic even when I hated them.

May 10, Vex Batchelder rated it really liked it.

ELSEWHERE by Will Shetterly | Kirkus Reviews

I’d read a couple of books in this series before: Shetterly popularized the term elsewheree social justice warriors ” [6] in in his blog “Social Justice Warriors: Apr 25, Richard L. Aug 05, Neill Smith rated it it was amazing. Apr 26, Wendy rated it really liked it.

I enjoyed this urban fantasy set in the NeverNever. That being said, once I did get past the fact that I might have missed something prior to the events in the book it got GOOD. It has a male protagonist. Jun 25, Mary-Beth rated it liked it Shelves: Now, the protagonists in such books are a decade older. He has also written short stories for various Borderland anthologies.