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Publisher's Summary

Ex-cop turned private investigator Robert Hoskins always enjoyed the stories his grandmother had told him as a child, stories of the Dryad that lived in the tree, the Faeries in the garden, and the magical world that was created in his imagination. He always enjoyed them; he just never thought that they were true. Robert's childhood world of magic becomes real when a chance encounter with a local casino mob boss introduces him to the world he was born into, the world that was hidden from him, the world of the Fae. But he's not easily convinced.
From disbelief to acceptance, Robert encounters a variety of mythical beings. From Faeries and Norse legends to the Oracle at Delphi, from Mermaids to Werewolves to everything in between, Robert's world has definitely changed. While his path through that world appears chosen he soon learns that the beings that reside in the world of his grandmother's stories aren't that much different than those of the mortal world. Good and evil still battle one another and it's time to take sides.
What should Robert do when the world around him stops making sense? When he has to find out from a Dwarf that his dog is descended from Fae hunting dogs. When he knows that corporations and even the mob don't run Vegas, it's the Fae. When the prettiest girls he meets are over 3,000 years old and some of them drink blood. And that stripper, is she really a Faery? Let's not even go there. What should Robert do when he learns that strength in his new world is measured in magic, and he doesn't have a clue how to wield it?
Do Demons, Gods, Elves, and Faeries really exist? Are Vampires truly the children of Lilith? Robert didn't believe it at first either....
©2012 Tom Keller (P)2013 Tom Keller
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4 out of 5 stars
By David on 02-04-14

I Must Be Butter 'Cause I'm On a Roll!

Another winner! I actually found this book on "Amazon" while browsing the kindle selection and was glad to see it was available on audible. For Tom Keller's first effort it's hard to believe how solid and well written this novel is. This book is slightly unique compared to other magic oriented UF novels because in this story the protagonist, "Robert" has lived his whole life without ever knowing or using his magical capabilities. "Robert" learns that he is actually a very powerful "high Fae" (basically a God) and with the help of his Aunt and some new found friends he slowly learns how to use his magic and he discovers (to the extreme shock of everyone around him) just how powerful he is. What I like most about this book is that it's character driven, all the "players" in this story were interesting with very likeable personalities(even the pet dog). The narration by Andrew Roth was very good making the audio experience that much more enjoyable. I was impressed enough with this first book in the series to take a chance with book 2 when it's released. Good job Tom Keller!

If any of you guys are fans of the Iron Druid Chronicles or the Dresden Files you might want to check this book out- they're kind of along the same lines.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jack D. Albrecht Jr. on 04-08-13


Would you listen to Return of the High Fae again? Why?

Absolutely! Nothing is better than listening to a great book while driving to work or school. The Narrator, Andrew Troth, did a fantastic job. The story was enthralling and had a good mix of humor and action, and I want to see what happens next!You always miss a few things the first time through a book, so I will have to give this one another listen.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved the parts when they go over the history of the war between the Lillen (sp? That is the problem with audio books!) and the Fae. But I have to say that the part that gave me the most pleasure was listening to Robert learn how to talk to his dog!

Any additional comments?

I loved how Tom Keller mixed in all of the fantasy elements and creatures into a different, almost True Blood worthy, version of how humanity and fantastical creatures coexist along side each other. I can't think of a mythical beast, or species, that wasn't worked into the story, in one form or another. This is the type of Urban Fantasy I like to read!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Bookaholic on 04-07-13

Return of the High Fae

If I had read this in a book form first then it would have been put on my permenent bookshelf to reread at a later date, as it is on audible then I shall listen again to it later in the year. If you like fantasy which includes the unexpected including a guardian gnome, bad mages and werewolves, with a few other immortals introducing themselves to the unlikely hero who is learning on the job and finding out his heritage. There is humour and I listended to a big chunk of this narrative whilst cooking and I became quite engrossed in the story line. I have given it 4 stars instead of 5 stars because I personally thought the narrator rather rushed the story but after a while the story line came to the forefront I hope there is a follow up soon.

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