Once Upon an Autumn Eve

Once Upon an Autumn Eve

by Dennis L. McKiernan
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Once Upon an Autumn Eve by Dennis L. McKiernan

The national bestselling author of the beloved Mithgar fantasies, Dennis L. McKiernan continues his enchanting seasonal fairytale cycle with a spellbinding story of love and legend.
 
Once upon an autumn eve, a wounded knight named Sieur Luc rides into the Autumnwood—and into the heart of Liaze, Princess of that demesne.
 
Liaze soon discovers that Sieur Luc is not an ordinary knight, but a man with a secret past—a past not even he knows, filled with enemies he does not suspect and allies he has not seen. And even as love blooms between Luc and Liaze, dark forces snatch him away.
 
The Fates themselves intervene—but the Fates are bound by rules of their own, and can only give guidance in riddles and spoken enigmas. Even so, alone and grimly determined, Liaze sets out on a desperate quest to follow the trail of her true love. But no tracks whatsoever mark the way, and for guidance, she has only arcane words and the way of her heart.

“Dennis L. McKiernan always manages to enchant his readers with his fabulous fantasy novels . . . Readers will not be disappointed with this beautiful adult fairy tale.”—Midwest Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101043745
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/01/2007
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 761,849
File size: 412 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dennis L. McKiernan is a bestselling author of more than 30 works of fantasy, including the acclaimed Mithgar series. His many novels include Stolen Crown, Red Slippers: More Tales of Mithgar, and Once Upon a Dreadful Time. Never one to sit too long idle, Dennis has also written a graphic novel, The Vulgmaster, and several short stories and novelettes that have appeared in various anthologies. He lives in Arizona with his wife, Martha Lee McKiernan.

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Once Upon an Autumn Eve 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of this series because each book takes you on a wonderful fairy tale adventure that is uniquely McKiernan. Though I enjoyed the characters of this novel, I found the storyline a bit repetitive. Even so, as a continuation of the series, the book was lovely. If you enjoy McKiernan's writing style, you might also like the storylines of "Gifts" by LeGuin, or "The Ill-Made Mute" by Dart-Thornton. The overall "feel" of these books were quite similar!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had the same plot as the 2 before it. The only thing that set it apart was the exsessive nudity. Nothing detailed but every chance possible the author comment on the characters being nude. The first book was cute, other than the nudity this one was too, but cute only goes so far and when you keep telling the same story over and over with different names it gets old fast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It seems a shame, because the premise is intriguing - four seasonal forests and full length fairy tales. The first two novels were okay, but by this third edition, the story ideas are thin and worn and the plotlines repetitive. Throw in the fact that the prose is clumsy (Liaze needs to take care of her 'feminine needs' fairly often) and you get this mess.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
The knight with blood pouring from his wounds enters Autumnwood in the magical land of Faery. Goblins pursue him until he falls from his horse as if dead. Princess Liaze quickly chases the goblins away from the fallen warrior. Realizing he still lives, she takes him to her home to heal while shocked that somehow he already has entered her heart. --- Sieur Luc and Liaze fall in love at first sight. However, someone abducts Luc from the safety of Liaze¿s demesne. Clues provided by the Fates point towards Liaze¿s enemy the Wizard Orbane and his three witches Hradian, Iniquí and Nefasí though why Luc is taken makes no sense to Liaze. She begins a quest to rescue her beloved with only the limited help of the Fates and the true love connection between their hearts to guide her. --- The third once upon a season fantasy (see ONCE UPON A WINTER'S NIGHT and ONCE UPON A SUMMER DAY) contains a delightful gender bender heroine coming to the rescue of the captured knight rather than the other way as happens in the somewhat similarly plotted fairy tale Glass Mountain. The story line is fast-paced, but the villains seem more like caricatures than fully realistic evil people. Still with a terrific twist involving Luc and a fabulous female champion, young fans of feature length fairy tales will enjoy Dennis McKiernan's latest trek into the land of Fairy. --- Harriet Klausner