Tinker has ratings and reviews. Barbara said: Notes on the first half:I’m having problems with this, mostly related to my reading as a writer. Project Elfhome – () Collection of novelettes and short stories from the Elfhome series; Steel City Magic – Science. Elfhome [Wen Spencer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. # 3 in the groundbreaking, award-winning Elfhome series. Pittsburgh, PA has.

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A social misfit, she drives a hundred year old Dodge, has a pet porcupine, and saves damsels in distress in her spare time. All of which makes for very odd home life at times. Elfhome, the third book in the Tinker series, is a bit of a departure from the first two books.

Project Elfhome tells the stories of those impacted by Tinker and Windwolf as they struggle to make Pittsburgh dlfhome safe haven.

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Giving away the first shipment had been her idea since she knew that the big chain food stores with ekfhome offices on Earth only stocked a thirty-day supply that became ridiculously low just before Shutdown. I thought I was going to rupture something, I was laughing so hard. The author has some very creative ideas. The concept of science as the foundation of magic is one I have always wished someone would write about – and Spencer does it in a believable, extremely well developed, and well written manner.

Tinker loved her sekasha, espe- cially her First, Pony, but in the last few days she just wanted to whack them all with a big stick.

The book is called Tinker. I hate the “Which of these words describes the mood? Tinker uncovers ancient secrets and a web of betrayal as zpencer searches for the children. Most of the minor plotlines resolve, but the major ones just get set up for an eventual conclusion.


Years and years ago, I discovered Wen Spencer. I made it to almost the halfway point and still didn’t like the heroine at all. The last Shutdown was mid-July.

Eight Million Gods is a wonderfully weird romp through Japanese mythology, culture shock, fan culture and the ability to write your own happy ending. See all reviews. Girl genius Tinker was once a human orphan, growing up on the Pittsburgh streets. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. If you’re a bad character, you have Asian features. She scanned the sekasha.

Wolf Who Rules by Wen Spencer. Feb 17, Kara rated it really liked it Shelves: Even though they attend a school of gifted studen… More. Sep 20, KatieV marked it as dnf Shelves: He finds his world turned upside-down when he becomes the protector of five Stone Clan children and when his great-great-great-etc-grandfather Forge of Stone appears.

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Book 5 of the Elfhome series with current working… More. I particularly like that the lead gal Tinker is super smart, quirky, loyal and honorable.

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Some reviewers have complained elfhoome it got a little difficult to follow spnecer of the new words used and old words used in new waysbut I liked that. Now Tinker must root out and elfhoms an evil plot. The history of elven interaction with Earth is far more complex than any human knew and even the few elves and half-elves who have been trapped on earth in hiding for thousands of years don’t know the whole story and human western culture turns out not to have a monopoly on this fact-based cross-world mythology.

I didn’t piece together the humor in naming a Tengu bar “Four and Twenty” as in “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie” until the third reading. Terrified that his death will result spencef her death too, Tinker helps him slay the wargs and spends the next 24 hours rushing about the city, keeping Windwolf safe from the assassins in hot pursuit.

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I think this would sspencer to urban fantasy fans. She owns a salvage business and one night, hours before Shutdown, an elf runs into her yard chased by monsters. Riverdale, NY; New York: A city that has been stranded deep in virgin elfin forest to stave off an invasion by the merciless oni.

Hidden somewhere in Pittsburgh’s crumbling neighborhoods, a vanguard of oni are growing in number and attacking from the shadows. Please select region, state or province. Are they all evil spirits that breed like mice? The whole “you’re legal now” thing made me seriously uncomfortable, and I also struggled with certain racial aspects.

I saw her as a weak, silly little girl, who was gifted with intelligence, but had zero sense.

Those working as Blades had spread out to secure the area while Pony and Stormsong continued to flank Tinker, working as Shields. Nervous sekasha were deadly sekasha. The war with the Oni and the interaction of the Elfin, Human, Tengu spejcer humanoids created by the Oni and half-Oni eventually cause Tommy to understand that his policy of isolation, like Oilcan’s, isn’t tenable and that his race must join the others if they are to win.

Let’s not forget that America is the ‘good’ human country, and all human characters, who are American, in the book are white except for a brief mention of Chinatown and one stock ‘Asian man’ behind his okonomiyaki cart.