The Myth Hunters

The Myth Hunters

by Christopher Golden
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The Myth Hunters 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of female writers but I gave this book a shot and This guy is great. This was a hard book to put down I will be reading more of his work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. The fact that every borderkind and creature is an actual folktale or myth is astounding. There are myths from almost every continent in this book. Selkies, kappas, Jack Frost, Blue Jay. It really is amazing that Golden could fit in that many in one book. Even the Sandman makes a grissly appearance, true to ancient myth. This book makes one believe in the concept of The Veil. I mean, where did all the myths throughout history come from? Where did those civilizations that disappeared 'i.e. mayans, atlantians, etc.' go? This book is a very fast paced, and enthralling read. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oliver Bascombe has already become a lawyer because that is what his father wanted. Now, he is about to get married to a woman that his father approves of, and though he loves her, he is having second thoughts. The night before his wedding, Oliver finds himself watching the blizzard outside when Jack Frost himself blows in and asks for help. Before he knows it, Oliver is taken behind The Veil and into another reality where characters from myths of long ago live -- and die. Oliver must embrace this new world and conquer his old fears and new foes. The Myth Hunters is urban fantasy defined: detailed, engrossing, twisting the myths of yesteryear with contemporary characters. This fast-paced novel, the first in a promised trilogy, is quite the page turner. Readers will root for Oliver and be intrigued by the multitude of characters, the vivid imagery, and the storylines taking place on both sides of The Veil. Christopher Golden, as always, is an amazing author. I cannot recommend his works highly enough. Fans of Charles deLint and Neil Gaiman (especially American Gods) must read this book -- then check out his previous books, if they haven't already! Join Oliver on this magical, mythical journey. You won't be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Oliver Bascombe lives a normal life. He has caring sister, a domineering father and he is supposed to be getting married tomorrow. All of that changes when an old man claiming to be the spirit of Winter itself comes calling on Oliver to get him back across the Veil and a away from the Thing hunting him down. THE MYTH HUNTERS is the first book of a new dark fantasy trilogy The Veil by award winning horror author Christopher Golden. When referring to H.P. Lovecraft, Neil Gaiman has said that ¿Fantasy and Horror are linked¿twin cities separated by a dark river.¿ He went on to describe Lovecraft as beginning as a dark alley way that grew into a major four-lane highway. To continue the metaphor, Christopher Golden¿s THE MYTH HUNTERS is a dark path through the woods that both cities share. It is dark, twisting with half remembered tales and warnings from our childhood. There are creatures there, beautiful, fantastic and very deadly. In this new dark fantasy with a twist, Golden hones his finely tuned horror-craft on a fantastical world where the myths of our childhood are real, but darker than we have ever imagined. It is ¿Thomas Covenant¿ meets ¿The Tales of the Brothers Grimm¿, the original versions. Golden has mixed horror and fantasy before with tremendous success in GHOSTS OF ALBION. MYTH HUNTERS is the other side of the coin. While GHOSTS was horror with a fantastical twist, MYTH HUNTERS is fantasy tinged with horror. The result of this chilling alchemy is an extremely satisfying read and tale that immediately pulls you in. Like Oliver, we get pulled into a fantastic landscape where things are oddly familiar, yet far more dangerous. The result is equal parts enjoyment of the tale itself and enjoyment of seeing how familiar myths fare under Golden¿s craft. Golden gives us carefully measured doses of this new world. Again, like Oliver, we have learn on the run, and the effect is perfect. Unlike other ¿Stranger in a Strange Land¿ tales, we also get to see the fallout of Oliver¿s disappearance. The actions of his sister, his fiancé, and the police detective charged with finding him and finding the answer to the grisly murders left in his wake. This part of the book was equally enjoyable and followed more conventional horror fare which I believe is the point. Golden contrasts and compares the two worlds with a variety of parallels that are both subtle and rewarding. Are they two worlds that are the same and have grown apart or are they two worlds that different but linked? We the reader see them sooner than Oliver, but only because we have a foot in both worlds, or both ¿cities¿ as the case may be. My biggest gripe about this book is I now have to wait for book two!
Ainwena More than 1 year ago
I thought this would be a cheesy book, but after the second chapter, I was hooked. The characters are realistic, and Jack Frost's world is vibrant. I found myself wondering who the main characters were going to encounter next and how this book was going to end. I am excited about finding a new author to add to my current collection!
Whisperlynn More than 1 year ago
At first I was put-off by the fact that the book takes place both in the natural world and the myth world or "beyond the veil", for me it distracted from the fantastical feel of the story. However, once I got going, I found myself really wanting to read more and more and finished this one rather quickly. The characters are somewhat one-dimensional, and the story plays with romance, loss, and self-doubt, which again distracted me from the fantasy that I was excited about reading. Overall, though, Golden should be commended for creating a story that includes all of the different elements of good storytelling and tieing averything together flawlessly. A great, easy read - I have ordered the other two in the series!
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MichaelTravisJasper More than 1 year ago
This action-packed adventure story uses mythology and legend from all over the world. Some of the characters remind one of childhood; however, this book explores the dark side of folklore. Fans of the supernatural and the horrific aspect of fairytales will be well entertained by this novel which alternates between a magical parallel world and our contemporary mundane one. I believe this is the first book of a trilogy. Total cliff-hanger ending. You will be compelled to read the next one. Michael Travis Jasper, Author of the Novel "To Be Chosen"
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harstan More than 1 year ago
In wintry Maine lawyer Oliver Bascombe suffers from cold feet not just because he went outside in the snowy weather, but more because tomorrow he is to get married. He explains to his older sister Collette that he has doubts as he cannot think of one happily ever after marriage though he further explains that he thinks he loves Julianna yet wonders how can you be sure even if his fiancée is wonderful, intelligent and beautiful?...... While reading The Sea Wolf to pass time, the outside storm smashes through his Victorian home door carrying something inside a vortex. Suddenly 'the winter man' staggers from the middle of all that snow now inside Oliver¿s home. The newcomer pleads with his host to help him even as he informs Oliver he is known as Jack Frost and that he needs him to save his life from a deadly Myth Hunter from beyond the Veil. Ignoring his wedding, Oliver agrees. While Oliver enters the Veil on his quest to save the life of Jack Frost, his sister Collette investigates his disappearance and the murder of their father with the help of Police Detective Ted Hallowell..... This terrific fantasy grips the audience with the abrupt change from the calm of a reluctant groom pondering how he can be sure to when Frost busts through the door. The story line is action-paced but plays out with two subplots: a fantasy quest beyond the Veil and a murder mystery disappearance on mundane earth. Both work because of the strong cast that makes believers out of readers that Jack Frost, THE MYTH HUNTERS and the land of the fae exist....... Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The twi story one. Ill give you 100 billion