Faeries of the Faultlines by Iris Compiet

About the Book
 As provided to me

Let me tell you about Faeries, let me take you away on a journey, an adventure.

The Faultlines is an ancient name given to those places where the veil between this world and the Other is thinnest. It is the place where faeries dwell, creatures creep, and magic oozes through the cracks. Recently the Faultlines have been stirring, opening up to all who wish to see, and to all who dare to venture...

Faeries of the Faultlines was an instant Kickstarter success in 2017, and this edited, expanded edition includes the complete original documentation from the greenmen to mermaids, with expanded sections and many more faeries to meet!

Faeries of the Faultlines is available for preorder on Amazon.


My Review


(Disclaimer: I received a free digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss+. All opinions in this review are my own and are honest and unbiased.)

Through Faeries of the Faultlines, Iris Compiet truly brought some magic and wonder back to the world. While I love works such as this, this one was exceptionally well-illustrated. I was already familiar with many of the creatures discussed in this book, but I was captivated by the new renderings of old friends. The beautiful artwork jumped off the page. To say that Iris Compiet is talented would be an understatement. Her prose was as impressive as her artwork, and both ranged from marvelously haunting to fiercely beautiful.

I appreciated how Iris Compiet explored the glory of the Faultlines without sugarcoating the dangers, respecting both. It was wonderful that the author encouraged a close, respectful bond with nature. The seemingly hand-written entries were a nice touch. I only wish those entries had been more legible. I did read this on a computer, though, so I may not have had a problem reading certain parts of this work had I read the print version. In conclusion, if you’re looking for a fantastical book that will capture your imagination, Faeries of the Faultlines by Iris Compiet is the read for you.