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Ancient Echoes
     

Ancient Echoes

by Robert Holdstock
 

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The World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Hollowing presents a major new fantasy novel. All his life, Jack Chetwin has had incredible visions of a parallel world and of a human couple on the run from an unnameable terror. But matters take a sinister turn when the man escapes into Jack's reality and threatens his family's safety.

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The World Fantasy Award-winning author of The Hollowing presents a major new fantasy novel. All his life, Jack Chetwin has had incredible visions of a parallel world and of a human couple on the run from an unnameable terror. But matters take a sinister turn when the man escapes into Jack's reality and threatens his family's safety.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
This compelling fantasy by an award-winning British sf author (The Hollowing, LJ 6/15/94) is set amid the pre-Roman ruins of England and explores the psychological meaning of dreams. Jack Chatwin sees into a parallel primeval world in which a human couple, Grayface and Greenface, run from an unknown terror. When Grayface escapes into Jack's world, he demands that Jack go inside himself to find Greenface. Highly recommended for sf and fantasy collections.
Roland Green
Holdstock returns once more to his exploration of the "mythago" universe's relationship to ours through the mediatory figure of young Englishman Jack Chatwin. This time Jack gropes his way to knowledge as part of an organized and eventually computerized research project. The objects of his groping are two hunters, male and female, from ancient Jericho. In the course of searching for them, the male becomes a deadly menace to Jack's daughter, and the female becomes his lover. It is just as well that Holdstock is an uncommonly fine folklorist, stylist, and creator of characters, because, like his previous books, this one is virtually devoid of conventional narrative structure. It does not degenerate into a jumbled, confusing, and pretentious mess, but it may not impress anyone not already acquainted with the mythago universe or staunchly determined to explore it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451455611
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/11/1997
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.17(d)

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No other author has so successfully captured the magic of the wildwood.

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