Faerie Tale [NOOK Book]

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Phil Hastings was a lucky man-he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he'd just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic-and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool. . .and the resurrection of a ...
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Overview

Phil Hastings was a lucky man-he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he'd just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic-and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool. . .and the resurrection of a primordial war with a forgotten people-a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose.


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Phil Hastings was a lucky man. He had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and the house of his dreams in rural upstate New York. But then came the Magic, the Bad Thing, the Faerie, and the Fool--and the resurrection of a primordial war that the whole human race could lose.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Feist, author of the popular Magician fantasy trilogy, turns to the horror genre in this slick, only partially successful novel of a very modern family newly settled into a house on the edge of an enchanted woods. Each member of the familyretired actress Gloria Hastings, her novelist and screenwriter husband Phil, his teenage daughter by a previous marriage, their twin eight-year-old boys, and a dog and a catis touched in some way by ``the Bad Thing,'' as the boys call it, which turns out to be a forest spirit out of ancient folklore. Feist builds atmosphere with intimations of the supernatural that soon escalate into outright violence. It is the boys who most clearly perceive the Bad Thing, and who eventually confront and defeat it. While the plot has some intriguing features, the book is afflicted by a superficiality of characterization and a flat, uninteresting style. 150,000 first printing; $150,000 ad/promo; BOMC and QPBC selections. (March)
Library Journal
Californians Gloria and Philip Hastings migrate to upstate New York to live in an old farmhouse near a stretch of virgin forest. The three Hastings children are soon caught up in a love-hate relationship with Celtic creatures of mythology that inhabit the dark and mysterious wood. An oft-told tale of a new family in a haunted house/land, this better-than-average dark fantasy novel features solid writing, strong development of both human and nonhuman characters, and a well-realized sense of geography. A tantalizing sense of foreboding permeates the novel and makes it highly readable. By the author of Magician , this is recommended for middle-sized and larger public libraries. BOMC featured selection. James B. Hemesath, Adams State Coll. Lib., Alamosa, Col.
From the Publisher
"A contemporary novel of masterful horror replete with magic, fantasy, and more than a little stylish eroticism."—The Washington Post.

"Feist writes skillfully and his imagination is prolific."—Rave Reviews.

  "Absorbing, though-provoking, and thoroughly magical. Feist's skillfully crafted prose illuminates many of the darker sides of fairy stories. . .Try it as a bedtime story. . .but only on nights when you can take some time getting to sleep."—The West Coast Review Of Books .

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307484543
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/26/2008
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 143,598
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Feist was born and raised in California, and he still lives there today. He is a global super bestselling author, hitting top ten lists on every continent, making him one of the most popular fantasy writers of all time.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2008

    Great story

    The characters in the book i thought were portrayed very well. I would definatly like to see this book made into a movie, reading into the passages when contact was made with the evil creatures made for an outstanding combination of excitement and fear as to what i felt for the characters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2008

    EXCELLENT

    NEEDS TO BE A FILM!! Touches the imagination and the darkest fears of many a reader.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    A touch of magic a hint of doom

    Good read,definitely showcases that the fae are not to be toyed with

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Good read

    Interesting take on the world of faire

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Brilliantly creative

    I don't yet own the nook version, but my paperback is well worn. This is a fascinating story of Faerie crossing into our world

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    One of my favorite books!

    A must read!

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  • Posted December 30, 2009

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    Faerie Tale

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  • Posted November 6, 2008

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    Great Read

    I got to know Raymond Feist's writing through the Riftwar Saga, so when I saw this on a bargain table I picked it up right away. I have probably read it a half a dozen times over the past five years. It is a great story, mixing a Knights Templar-like secret society, supernatural events and naturally curious twin boys; throw in a couple of college intellectuals studying arcane folk stories and stuperstitious Irish locals, you now have a mix for a good story with twists and turns a-plenty.<BR/><BR/>Enjoy!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2004

    Should Have Been a Short Story

    I've actually read Feist before reading this book. I read his Magician series and remember being entertained. However, this book lacks a lot. His 'reality' fiction was very unreal. The main characters are a family who moved from California to a farm in upstate New York. The (main character?) daughter is an heir to some 80 million dollar fortune from her grandmother. The father is a screenplay writer and the mother is an out-of-work theater actress. Go figure. Too many cliché¿s to count. I agree with the review that stated this was more like a made-for-TV movie (like to add: on the Lifetime Channel). The sexual and language content was inappropriate. I'd have to say it was there as candy for pubescent readers who was chomping at the bit for Feist to branch out. Needless to say, I managed to read the first 200 pages and speed-read the second half. It was a very simple, unbelievable story suitable for young readers who have parents who don't monitor what they read. If anything, it should have been a short story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2003

    This Book Was Great!

    This book was amazing. One of the best. I'd recommend it to almost anyone (I say almost anyone because there are a few parts in the book which are pretty graphic and for that I don't recommend it for immature readers because they may never finish the book but instead get stuck on reading certain parts of it over and over again.) Anyway, the book keeps your nose planted in it throughout the whole story. I loved the end. Faerie Tale has everything from making you feel scared to making you cry from joy or sorrow. One of the best I've read yet, annd trust me, I've read a lot.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2002

    This is the greatest book i've read yet!

    At first i didn't really want to read this book. But everyone said that it was a really good book and well worth my time. Well, I found out that they were right. I loved this book, it held everything that i find interesting in a book. Mystery, suspense, and a little bit of magic. I have read this book 5 times now. And i will read it again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2000

    An Exquisite Book!

    I was kind of hesitant to read this book at first, but I'm glad I did. It was well written, and the suspense was thrilling! some of the parts seemed to stray away from the story line but it was great! My compliments to Mr. Feist.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2000

    Master Piece

    Well, first I found this book in Mexico City 4 or more years ago, just i saw it instantly. I have a special magic finding these kind of literature (they call me), I lent it to my friends and all they said, that its great, i don't have words to describe how i felt. Happiness, terror, panic, weat, etcetera. & I couldn't find more books about Raymond. Hope so see them (more books) soon in Mexico.

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