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Friday, September 9, 2011

Creature Feature Friday: Fey

Stacey from Page Turners Blog has a bit if an obsession with the fey, so it's no surprise that she here today to share here thoughts on these mysterious creatures...

What are the fey?
Depending on who you talk to, "fey" have many different names and many different ways of spelling their name. But most popularly, they are Middle English mythical creature that causes all sorts of trouble for humans. They are generally described to have human like features, but over time they have gotten the "Hollywood" treatment. Fey in my head look more like what you see in the Lord of the Rings movies, tall and graceful with a very amoral take to the world.

What do you love about fey?  
I love the fey for many reasons, but I think the biggest reason is their amorality. When fey come into a story you never really know what’s going to happen other than the current state of affairs won’t stay the same for long. They tend to be very selfish creatures, but it's always fun to see them change and watch them put a human's needs in front of their own. I also enjoy the fact that there's such variety in fey stories. There's everything from the traditional to the modern and they all seem to hold to that amorality but they all have their own take on what it means to be fey.

Favorite fey creature in fiction:
Puck (Yes, Robin Goodfellow, he's been in everything from Shakespeare to Julie Kagawa's Iron Fey series.)

Favorite fey creature in pop culture:
Tinkerbell - yes, she's technically a pixie, but still part of the larger fey world.

If you like fey, you should read...


  1. I used to be really anti-faery until I read Julie Kagawa's The Iron Fey series. I would also add "Wondrous Strange" by Lesley Livingston to the recommendation list!

  2. LOL yeah, i know i make a Lord of the Rings Reference, and there are no Fey in Lord of the Rings, but still the Elves in LOTR are what i picture Fey to look like. They have that Noble look, so any way, that's my story for the LOTR reference.