Literature: Faery Series

The Faery Series is a series of 5 books by author Dennis L. McKiernan, writer of the Mithgar series. Each book is a notable retelling/retooling of an old fairy tale, often with elements from other tales thrown in.

The setting is essentially the "normal" human world that connects to the faerie realm via a wall of twilight. And different realms within faerie are also separated by these walls of twilight.

The main protagonists of the series are Camille and her prince Alain and his three siblings, the four of which rule over the seasonal realms which are Color-Coded Characters.

The first four books follow each of the siblings in their quests of love (the first book however is a bit inverted in that it's Alain's wife Camille who has to save him), while slowly uncovering more of the mystery surrounding the Big Bad. After each one is paired off, the fifth book details their final showdown with the Big Bad.

The five books are:


This series provides examples of: