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The Purple Emperor

Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
Length: 12 hrs and 13 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
4 out of 5 stars (136 ratings)

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The emperor of the enchanted Faerie Realm has been murdered and now Pyrgus, his son, is the Emperor Elect. As Pyrgus contemplates his new responsibilities as emperor, his father's body is stolen! Hairstreak, evil leader of the Faeries of the Night, and his wicked henchmen have resurrected it as a zombie and plan to take control of the kingdom. Pyrgus and his courageous sister Holly Blue are banished from the realm and stripped of their magical powers.
©2005 Herbie Brennan (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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Much better than Faire Wars

This book is what Faire Wars (book 1 in the series) should have been. It is a great story about a parallel universe involving fairies. It has a great twist that is not expected. Better for Pre-teen & teenagers than children. The mundane, irrelevant events of the analog (earthly) world are limited to only those that are related to the story.

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  • Charlene
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • 03-01-07

an entertaining sequel

This was an overall satisfying listen. I think this book is more promising to people who are familiar with the first book (Faerie Wars); however, even to those new to the series, I think the action in the story and the intrigue of the story are engaging. Also, Gerard Doyle is a great narrator!

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  • Lois
  • Parlin, NJ, USA
  • 05-01-07

Great Series!

A very good read. Excellent sequel! The demons are back. The prince is up to new and exciting ways of completely messing everything up. And yes, once again everyone is out to get him, but for some completely new reasons and with some excitingly unexpected methods. You've got to read this!

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cute story

Nice YA novel. I am older than the usual YA reader, but I listen while gardening and such, and like a light novel for that. This works perfectly. I will be getting the next in the series.

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an oldie but goodie

loved reading this book when I was in high school and now im enjoying it again 6 years later.

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  • Cecilia
  • Lithonia, GA, United States
  • 04-17-08

Enjoyable

While I had not read the previous book, I thoroughly enjoyed this one. There was a lot going on without ever leaving me too much on the edge of my seat.

I found the resolution to each conflict satisfying. I am looking for more books by this author.

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  • Peter R
  • 08-08-09

Dark and light combined

The second installment in the Faerie Wars series. Every bit as good as the first book if not better. Gerard Doyle provides and excellent interpretation. This series will probably appeal to those who like Artemis Fowl as well as Jonathan Stroud's Bartimeous trilogy. A cross-over between our reality and the fearie realm the story proves entertaining for both the kids and the adults in the house.

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