Ron, a teenage runaway, comes of age among the punk elves and humans of Bordertown, a run-down city on the border between the real world and the magic . When Ron runs away, he ends up in Bordertown, a grim city that lies between the real world and the world of faerie, a place where elf and human gangs stalk. Ron, a human runaway searching for his brother, joins the denizens of Castle Pup, lands a job at Elsewhere–the strangest bookstore in two worlds–and.

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Paperbackpages. He has also written short stories for various Borderland anthologies.

View all 5 comments. I’ve read it before too, but heck if I can remember what it was about.

Other books in the series. The dialogue was really awkward a lot of the time and I wasn’t sure why the characters talked the way they did; the main character was alright, but kind of rude and I never understood his reasons for doing things; also, I felt that a lot of things Ron thought were pretty vague and meant to give hints to the reader, but I just failed to figure out what they were.

Still, it might have been a five, once.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. It was kind of ironic that he found peace within when his last manifestation would have seemed the most unfortunate. Shetterly imagines urban magic in a wonderful manner. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


This elsewher, I think, lies somewhere in between. I was genuinely impressed. It seems to be lasting a super long time, but so did vampires and we’re starting to move past them. But also Finder is just so much more perfect and makes me cry and laugh and want to read it again. It is populated by humans, elves, and halfies — some humans belong to groups like the Pack or the Wharf Rats, some elves belong to the Bloods, but most of the inhabitants mix.


I was wrong there! I’d forgotten how much I like YA, due to the glut of derivative dystopias currently swarming the publishing market. It was interesting how his name changed as his personality, or should I say who he thought he was, went through transitions.

I read this book for the first time when I was in junior high, and it was my first sweet taste of Urban Fantasy. Lots of issues are explored: I’ll have to keep searching, I xhetterly it will be worth the hunt.

Jan 05, R. Ron could be any young man who has run away from home because it is home no longer, and his slsewhere is told with a clarity that reminds me of the writings of Sherman Alexie. Recommended Faerie books Ron goes to live at Castle Shhetterly under the auspices of Mooner, a half-elf acquaintance. He found a family in the place he least expected it, but he sort of came full circle.

I like the gritty realism of the urban fantasy, drug addicts, first time teen sex, fabulous friends and scenes and thier inevitable loss, misplaced and enduring loyalty.

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Elsewhere (Borderlands, #4) by Will Shetterly

Or maybe I just missed something this time around. He was living in denial, and this tri Elsewhere is moody. I read this one for Tim-and-Danielle Read Together Shetterly created the comic book character Captain Confederacyplayed a small role in the film Toxic Zombiesand ran for governor of Minnesota in on the Grassroots Party ticket.

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What I learned — that if I love the book first, I can weather the author behaving badly in public better. To say more would be spoil the book. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. In a world full of elves, magic, werewolves, and bikers gangs, Ron struggles to find himself. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. I came across references to the books about Borderlands when I was searching for Charles de Lint books and Terri Wendling.

Archived from the original on Emma Bull’s Finderwhich I read many years ago and vaguely remember liking well enough, and the anthology Borderlandwhich I read last year and was kind of underwhelmed by.