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Triskell Tales 2: Six More Years of Chapbooks

Triskell Tales 2: Six More Years of Chapbooks

by Charles de Lint

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
Acclaimed Canadian fantasy writer De Lint offers this much more polished follow-up to Triskell Tales (2003) as an uplifting antidote to the real world, which is "turning into a darker and stranger place." Set in the bohemian Lower Crowsea neighborhood of fictional Newford, an urban oasis where artists and dreamers share espresso bars and galleries with fairies, goblins and sprites, these seven stories-originally written as annual "Christmas cards"-center on people searching for companionship and spiritual comfort. The first four tales are sweet-tempered vignettes of humans helping and helped by fairies. More memorable are the final three, which illuminate Newford's darker regions. "Da Slockit Light" explores true hunger and the tenuous nature of freedom, while "The World in a Box" and "This Moment" speak to the responsibility that comes with the "gift" of fairy magic. It's hard to fault De Lint's desire to soften the harsh realities of today's world, though some readers may find these stories a bit slight when weighed against the book's cover price. (Apr.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Subterranean Press
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6.36(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.85(d)

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Charles de Lint is a Canadian fantasy author who along with Terri Windling and a few other authors popularized the urban fantasy genre in the 1980s. De Lint is most well-known for his Newford series that takes place in the fictional city of the same name. He is very active in the science fiction and fantasy writing communities and has served as judge on several award panels including the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards.

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