feirie

feirie

(ˈfɪərɪ)
adj
active, vigorous, nimble
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For sixteen hundred years, Nick Medea has guarded the gate between our world and Feirie, preventing the Wyld (the darkest Feirie of all) from coming into Chicago to find human prey.
Set in Chicago during the Prohibition era, Black City Saint offers a wickedly unprecedented twist on the legend of Saint George and the Dragon, mixing history and mythology with mobsters, flappers, and Feirie. Supernatural gumshoe Nick Medea and his ragtag gang of shapeshifters, changelings, priests, and a reincarnated lover find themselves caught up in the middle of an age-old battle when a deadly war between the reigning queen and exiled king of Feirie threatens to destroy the city.
Simon Forman, after seeing a performance of Macbeth on 20 April 1611, called them 'women feiries or Nimphes', while Holinshed had described them as 'three women in strange and wild apparell, resembling creatures of elder world'.