Faerie Tale

Faerie Tale

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by Raymond E. Feist
     
 

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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

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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 primordial war with a forgotten people-a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose.

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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 .

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553277838
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1989
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
162,248
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Faerie Tale is sleek. It's a smart, harrowing sleigh ride down a very dark mountain.
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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Faerie Tale 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wish Feist would write another in this fashion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
NEEDS TO BE A FILM!! Touches the imagination and the darkest fears of many a reader.
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Good read,definitely showcases that the fae are not to be toyed with
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Interesting take on the world of faire
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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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talkswithhands918 More than 1 year ago
A must read!
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