A cute series of young adult novels written by Frewin Jones, The Faerie Path follows the adventures of ordinary teenager Anita Palmer, after she discovers that she is the fairy princess Tania. The story then follows her various adventures in the immortal realm of Faerie.The books are:
The Faerie Path
The Lost Queen
The Sorcerer King (also published as The Seventh Daughter)
The Immortal Realm
The Enchanted Quest
The Charmed Return
The series also contains a manga adaptation, and the same author also writes other series, including the Warrior Princess series.
The entire series contains examples of:
Action Girl: Most of the princesses at different times.
"Blind Idiot" Translation: The German version not only shortens the whole books by large amounts, especially the parts mainly serving character development to the point to render Anita/Tania a passive, smiling chick and many a minor character a mere cardboard cutout, but also offers quality translations like "die rothaarige Schwester" (literally "the red-headed nurse") for "the Irish nurse" or "ein bisschen Spaß" (literally "some fun") for "a good night out".
Mindlink Mates: Part of a Faerie marriage ceremony is to hold hands and pour a magic potion over them, which gives the couple a temporary ability to read each other's minds. It makes sense - since faeries are immortal, they'd better make darn sure that getting married is the right decision.
Muggle Foster Parents: The Palmers. They have trouble adjusting to Anita/Tania's identity, especially Mr. Palmer, but are very kind and supportive throughout.
Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Tania always acts with the best of intentions, but sometimes ends up just making the situation worse. Before the start of the series, experimenting with her powers was what got her lost in the first place. The sword she uses to free Edric, and then forgets about, is later used by Rathina to free the Sorcerer King. Bringing Connor through to cure The Plague accomplishes nothing, beyong making him miserable. Luckily she always manages to fix her mistakes somehow.
Not Good with People: Cordelia is a mild case, being somewhat brusque with other faeries, but much more at ease with animals.
Will Not Tell a Lie: Seems to be an Aurealis family trait, except for Tania (and presumably Titania) who need to keep up The Masquerade. Tania does have a hard time lying, though. Rathina, who spends the first book pretending to be Tania's best friend while secretly plotting to force her marriage to Gabriel, becomes the most brutally honest of all after her return to the good side.
The Worf Effect: For such a powerful king, Oberon does need a lot of rescuing: first from his depression in book 1, then from an Amber Prison twice: once in book 3, once in book 6.
Jade: What really happened to you while you were missing? Come on, I want the truth.
Tania: The truth? Okay. The truth is I went to another world and found out that I'm a Faerie princess.
Jade: Good one!
Smitten Teenage Girl: Tania's parents see her as this in regards to Edric, and even forbid her from seeing him because he's a "bad influence". To be fair, from their point of view it does look like Tania's sudden mood swings and disobedience are caused by him.
What the Hell, Hero?: Edric gives Tania a thorough telling-off when he finds out she's been to see a fortune teller, in spite of knowing that Gabriel can reach her through a medium. She doesn't take it well.
Fantastic Racism: Lord Aldritch and Hollin call Tania a "half-thing" and accuse her of bringing evil to Faerie just for being who she is.
Fish out of Water: Poor Connor. Also Clive Palmer; they're both scientific, logical types, who don't deal well with the Faerie Realm at all.
Fourth Date Marriage: Cordelia and Bryn. Tania, due to her 21st-century upbringing, strongly disapproves of this. Especially when Edric suggests following their example. She turns him down hard, triggering one of their "off again" periods that lasts far into the next book.
100% Adoration Rating: Surprisingly subverted, especially for such an ordinarily optimistic and cute series.
Light Is Not Good: Hollin, who dresses in bright yellow and claims to be a famous healer, but is really just an Ax-Crazy charlatan out for Tania's blood.
Mood Whiplash: Cordelia and Bryn's wedding becomes the site of a gruesome epidemic. Worse yet, Cordelia herself becomes ill during what is implied to be Their First Time.
Immortality Immorality: Connor makes a deal with Lord Balor, who is searching for the secret to immortality: in return for handing over Tania and Rathina to Balor to experiment on, Balor will let him take the secret back to England and become rich and famous. It ends badly for both of them: Balor dies, Connor is mind-wiped.
Kid with the Leash: Lord Balor and his chained Salamander. Once the Salamander is freed, it takes gleeful revenge and is glad to help Tania in return.
Mind Rape: Edric to Tania, taking on eerie shades of Gabriel Drake. Somewhat understandable, since he was Gabriel's adopted brother and sidekick for more than five hundred years. Some of his influence is bound to stick. But really, hypnotizing your ex-girlfriend into dancing with you when she clearly doesn't want to? Not nice.
When Ashling does the same thing to him later on, you can't help feeling as though it's Laser-Guided Karma.
Mind Screw: The land of Erin. There's one region of endless night, another of endless day, one where the voices of dead loved ones call to travelers from the trees ... you would not want to live there. Connor perceives the entire Faerie Realm as this.
The Ophelia: Cordelia, who is assumed to be dead but is actually locked in Eden's former tower. By the time Tania and Jade find her, though, she's just Obfuscating Insanity to protect herself from Lear.
Pair the Spares: Rathina and Titus, who was one of Zara's suitors before she died. Also, Titus is their step-cousin.
My Future Self and Me: Tania travels back in time to recruit six of her previous human incarnations to help her save Faerie, which she finds somewhat horrifying - especially since she needs to fetch them just before their natural deaths.
What Happened to the Mouse?: Hollin, who was magically banished to an unknown location by Edric and never heard from again. Also Oberon, who leaves to renew his bargain with the Divine Harper; the price he needs to pay is left unknown, but it is implied in a few parts of the book that he gave up his life to save Faerie.