Winner of the Locus Award for Best First Novel
War for the Oaks, which first appeared in 1987, is one of the novels that helped define the genre of modern urban fantasy.
Eddi McCandry sings rock and roll. But her boyfriend just dumped her, her band just broke up, and life could hardly be worse. Then, walking home through downtown Minneapolis on a dark night, she finds herself drafted into an invisible war between the faerie folk. Now, much more than her own survival is at risk—and Eddi's goals and preferences, musical and personal, are very much beside the point.
By turns tough and lyrical, fabulous and down-to-earth, this novel is as much about this world as about the other one.