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Purple Emperor

Herbie Brennan / Author Bloomsbury Publishing PLC $17.95 (400p

The sequel to Faerie Wars, which, according to PW, ""will bring much pleasure to fans of Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series, and to fantasy readers in general,"" takes readers back to the realm of Pyrgus Malvae and his royal family in The Purple Emperor by Herbie Brennan. Though the first book's battle saw the defeat of Lord Hairstreak and the Faeries of the Night, you can't keep a bad faerie down. Hairstreak and his minions are back with a sinister plan to take over the Faerie Realm: using dark magic, Hairstreak resurrects the recently assassinated Purple Emperor-Pyrgus's father-and turns him into a zombie servant. .