The Purple Emperor

Herbie Brennan

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When Henry Atherton returned to his own life in the suburbs of London, he thought all was well in the Faerie Ream.  His new friend Pyrgus, the crown prince of Faerie, was about to be coronated as Purple Emperor.  But then Princess Holly Blue arrived on Earth, seeking Henry’s help once more.
 
A plot to assassinate Pyrgus is afoot, but that’s not the worst of their problems.  Pyrgus’s father, the murdered Purple Emperor, has been raised from the dead by means of foul necromantic sorcery.  Now Lord Hairstreak and the sinister Faeries of the Night have seized control of the Realm . . . and driven Pyrgus and his allies into hiding.
 
Henry has no choice to return to the world of Faerie to aid his friends.  But that proves easier said than done when the mystical portal linking their realms goes awry.  Now Henry will have to scramble just to stay alive in a fantastic world that’s constantly full of surprises . . . and danger.

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Chapter 1

Mr Fogarty’s house was at the end of a short cul-de-sac. The front windows were partly boarded up, which gave it a deserted, derelict appearance. But Henry knew they’d been boarded up while Mr Fogarty still lived there, so the neighbours wouldn’t notice any difference. And nobody with any sense would try to visit him. Mr Fogarty had broken his last visitor’s arm with a cricket bat.
Henry had a full set of keys, but he avoided using the front door and walked around the back. It was gloomy there as always – Mr Fogarty had erected an enormously high

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“A master of the hairpin turn, leading readers in one direction and suddenly reversing their expectations . . . Brennan excels at maintaining suspense.”—New York Times
 
“This sequel is off to a galloping start . . . and the conclusions promise more to come.”—Booklist on Purple Emperor

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Herbie Brennan

Herbie Brennan is the author of many successful books for adults and children. Over the years his books have sold more than 7.5 million copies worldwide. By age thirty, he made the decision to devote most of his time to full-length works of fact and fiction and since then has published more than sixty books, many of them international bestsellers. Herbie lives in County Carlow, Ireland.

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The Purple Emperor
Herbie Brennan

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2008
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765359216
ISBN10: 0765359219
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 432 pages
$7.99
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