About Weaver’s Folly

Alyssa D’Yaragen is just an elf trying to make ends meet. Thankfully, working as a freelance thief - a runner by the street name Lysistrata — pays more than she would make in a month selling cell phones to retropunks at her antique shop. Though she’s low-tech, she has an advantage over her fellow larcenists. She has magic.

Logan Turner, a techie and fellow runner, offers to bring her in on a high paying run stealing data from megacorporation Americorp. She accepts, partially for the payout, mostly for the challenge. Things get complicated, though, when her ex-boyfriend Tristan McCullough shows up with apologies - and, infuriatingly, the perfect recon opportunity for the Americorp job. Adding more fuel to the bad-decision fire is the mysterious Seraphina Dubhan, and Alyssa finds herself falling hard for the enigmatic elf.

But when Alyssa suddenly becomes the target of mystical attacks, things stop being about the money and become all about survival. With others caught in the crossfire, she needs to find and stop the attacker before the Americorp job is ruined and she - or one of her friends - pays the ultimate price.

Reviews for Weaver’s Folly

A fun, futuristic, fantasy from debut author Sarah Madsen. Madsen's creative world full of engaging characters sets the stage for both a satisfying first novel but also the rest of the series. Sometimes you just want to read a fun book, and this hits the spot.

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I found this book to be very enjoyable. I liked the characters and the overall storyline of the book, and I can't wait to find out what happens next in this very promising series.

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WEAVER'S FOLLY is an entertaining read with a pretty fresh premise. Aside from the brilliant futuristic setting and elves being "out of the closet" so to speak, I loved the slight allusions to Tolkien and his writings interspersed in the plot. The mix of tech and magic and how they don't work too well together reminded me of the Kate Daniels series. I loved the explanation of how elf magic works and the history of how elves came to be living with humans out in the open. The plot revolving around a cat burgling elf is basically a heist action [...]

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Blending the mystical and technological without either losing their distinction or creating an arbitrary division, Madsen creates a world part way between urban high-fantasy and cyberpunk thriller.

When elves revealed themselves to the world, they kept the existence of magic a secret. Living among humans, they seem to enjoy the same pursuits, use the same technologies, and face the same tedious challenges. Alyssa D’Yaragen is just trying to make a living: by day, she sells ancient trinkets to retropunks; by night she works as a runner, stealing items and information to order. But, unlike many elves, she hasn’t integrated; instead of [...]

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