I’m presently celebrating having finished the first draft of Lily Grave’s debut book, GIRL WITH THE GLOWING HAIR. I’ve been working on this baby for over two years—distracted quite a bit by a few other projects—and it’s done. Yay!
Okay, so today I wanted to talk a little bit about the fey, which are more traditional than the fae/faeries in my Broken World series.
The most common species of the fey are fairies, but their range includes a wide and varied list, like pixies, brownies, sprites, elves, leprechauns, goblins, dryads, nymphs, gnomes, and banshees.
Again, fairies make up the bulk of the fey, so much of what’s known about the species focuses on them.
Here’s what Lily’s ethology book says, “Fey move in a hive-like group. They often mimic their leader and may develop a collective consciousness, which allows them to think and act as a single entity. This makes fey a near unstoppable force when threatened.“
Fey are perceived as good and light but are often tricksters and prefer to communicate with their minds rather than speaking. They have little general interest in human affairs and remain excluded.
This is why the fey have a highly defined royal structure, great love and respect for royal families, who are often the most beautiful.
The humanoid of the species don’t age physically, maintaining their alluring, enticing, and desirable forms; rather their appearance is dependent on their mental maturity and social status—age is a symbol of respect.
Some of their powers include telepathy, photokinesis, portal creation, and levitation.
Mythology describes different fey as being able to change into otters or common farm animals, some appear as bright orbs of light, others were responsible for instilling magic into humans—like the druids, groups live around tree roots and are closely linked to elementals as well, and texts say that mermaids, selkies, and kelpies fit into the fey species.
Stay tuned for more mini-ethology lessons from Lily Graves’s world and sign up for an ARC of the first in her series, GIRL WITH THE GLOWING HAIR.