Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Valiant - A Teen Fantasy with a Lesbian as part of the Ensemble

By Holly Black

The third Modern Tale of Faerie in the series (after Tithe and Ironside), this book follows 17 year old Val (she shows up at the end of "Ironside") as she runs away to live with a bunch of squatters in the subway system under New York City.

When one of Val's companions talks her into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

Lewis from Ironside is a main character, and Val's best friend Ruth is a lesbian who plays an important role...

Be sure to check out my interview with the amazing Holly Black here. My thanks to Jon for making sure I included this book.

Add your review of "Valiant" in comments!


ivanova said...

Holly Black is totally awesome!

Anonymous said...

FYI, Valiant is actually the second in the series, not the third. Also SPOILER WARNING

Luis is shown in Ironside (book 3) to be gay.