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Posted May 28, 2004
Not mentioned above on this page is the fact that Charles de Lint among three other authors wrote a series containing one book each, this being the last. Each book was based on a painting by Brian Froud, a marvelous artist, and each writer wrote a story they saw with the picture each used. (The edition published ten years ago had completely different cover, by the way. Check it out on B&N's site for other authors of the series.) This book that captured me takes us to a place of the ordinary, yet with the unordinary, a wonderful habit of Charles de Lint. At first very fearful, Eithnie must face faerie as real and undreampt. A book entitled 'The Wandering Wood' was brought up a few times, in which a girl must follow through with a promise to faerie that she will help them, a situation Eithnie faces herself. Only how to help them, she doesn't understand until late on. (All goes well, as stories often do.) Having read many other books by this author, I have grown used to his style of writing. But in this work that he did (also published in 1994), I noticed something I first found irritating, but then grew to like: has anyone else felt that his words sometimes seem to have a poeticness about them, or even as though they carry a melody? I felt as though I was reading song as I read this book in one sitting. Though I wished the ending had something more, this is a wonderful book, and well worth the price.
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Posted June 25, 2013
Another jewel of urban fantasy brought to light by the inspired
Another jewel of urban fantasy brought to light by the inspired pen of Charles De Lint. The lessons Eithnie learns as an artist are nothing compared to the lessons she needs to learn in order to make a difference in the faerie world. Promises made are promises meant to be kept, and for Eithnie this may be the hardest lesson of all. This is a story that deals with some real-life tough decisions that face many women, however in the fantasy world there is magic to help one young woman to find the strength to not only heal herself but she can also make a difference in the faery world. This book is a delicious must read for those who have come to love the work of Charles De Lint.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.