The Faerie Ring
by Kiki Hamilton
Kiki Hamilton takes readers from the gritty slums and glittering ballrooms of Victorian London to the beguiling but menacing Otherworld of the Fey in The Faerie Ring, a spellbinding tale of romance, suspense, and danger.
The year is 1871, and Tiki has been making a home for herself and her family of orphans in a deserted hideaway adjoining Charing Cross Station in central London. Their only means of survival is picking pockets. One December night, Tiki steals a ring, and sets off a chain of events that could lead to all-out war with the Fey. For the ring belongs to Queen Victoria, and it binds the rulers of England and the realm of Faerie to peace. With the ring missing, a rebel group of faeries hopes to break the treaty with dark magic and blood—Tiki's blood.
Unbeknownst to Tiki, she is being watched—and protected—by Rieker, a fellow thief who suspects she is involved in the disappearance of the ring. Rieker has secrets of his own, and Tiki is not all that she appears to be. Her very existence haunts Prince Leopold, the Queens son, who is driven to know more about the mysterious mark that encircles her wrist. Prince, pauper, and thief—all must work together to secure the treaty...
"Hamilton's debut gracefully mixes fantasy, Dickensian London, and a dash of romance... an admirable heroine in an enjoyable tale." — Publishers Weekly
"Urban faerie fantasy meets Oliver Twist (with a dash of Cinderella) in this exciting tale of a street orphan who mingles with royalty to save olde England from dark magic. Plenty of action and suspense. Let's hope there'll be more adventures for Tiki and the handsome Ricker." — O.R. Melling, author of The Chronicles of Faerie
Kiki Hamilton believes in faeries, in magic, and that it only rains part of the time in her hometown of Seattle, WA. Learn more at www.kikihamilton.com.