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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Will Shetterly

It’s from the viewpoint of young people who have dropped out and live on the streets, forming their own families and relationships. Do Not Engage”, by contrasting them with “social justice workers”, the former being more extreme people who “rage, mob and dox in the belief that promoting identitarianism [I. Today, gay characters are accepted and even expected.

I have fond, fond memories of a Bordertown anthology from my adolescence and this sort of snuck in under that cover.

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Sadly, is annoying in the process of doing so. Refresh and try again. Elsewhere by Will Shetterly Series: But also Finder is just so much more perfect and makes me cry and laugh and want to read it again. I’ve gotta say, I have mixed feelings about this book.

Bordertown is located at the boundary between the World and Faerie, a mostly run-down place where technology and magic both work elaewhere. Jun 25, Mary-Beth wlil it liked it Shelves: Ron came to the Bordertown to find his older brother. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.


No current Talk conversations about this book. I still like it now, except that I had a great deal more difficulty following it this time around. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat In any other setting I would find this plot structure to be quite contrived, but considering how complicated Bordertown is shegterly terms of its population groups, se Even though the language and structure of this book could have used some polishing, the story of how a boy went to Bordertown to find his runaway brother is a compelling one.

I came across references to the books about Borderlands when I was searching for Charles de Lint books and Terri Wendling. Captures being an annoying teenager very well. Want to Read saving…. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to the continuation of Ron’s story in Nevernever. But eill story — which follows a teenage runaway who comes to Bordertown looking for his brother and falls in with a group of bohemian misfits — really wasn’t more than mildly interesting to me.

Not far in the future, Faerie returns to the sight of man while a once-conservative human city becomes Bordertown, where young elves and humans alike escape their various homes and rules.

It’s decently written, and Shetterly makes the setting feel real enough. I enjoyed this urban fantasy set in the NeverNever.


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In other projects Wikimedia Commons. I am looking forward to reading more 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. Luckily, there’s little to know: I first read this book about fifteen years ago and I remember liking it very much. Preview — Elsewhere by Will Shetterly.

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I laughed out loud many times while reading it, from plot twists elsewhdre turns of phrase that were elsewher plain funny. Borderland novelWolfboy book 1. I think when I read it the first time, I glossed over a lot of the little details that didn’t add up. But the plot really takes off when Mooner, the guy who found Ron and brought him home, puts a esewhere up to the motley crew for a vote, the results of which could change their lives and the ties that hold them together.

I had a hard time getting into this one, mostly because the main character is a brat and, like with many fantasy novels, I had a hard time getting into the world and getting used to the many characters.