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Featuring the Locus Awardwinning novelette, “By Moonlight”
The extraordinary stories in this new contemporary fantasy collection show a mature, darker side of the author of The Last Unicorn in modern parables of love, death, and transformation shadowed lightly with melancholy.
The Angel of Death enjoys newfound celebrity while moonlighting as an anchorman on the network news; King Pelles the Sure, the shortsighted ruler of a gentle realm, betrays himself in dreaming of a “manageable war”; an American librarian discovers that, much to his surprise and sadness, he is also the last living Frenchman; and rivals in a supernatural battle forgo pistols at dawn, choosing instead to duel with dramatic recitations of terrible poetry.
Featuring previously unpublished stories alongside recently published classics, this is a lovely, haunting, and wholly satisfying read.
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About the Author
Peter S. Beagle is the best-selling author of The Last Unicorn , which has sold a reported five million copies since its initial publication in 1968. His other novels include A Fine & Private Place , The Innkeeper’s Song , and Tamsin . His short fiction has been collected in four volumes by Tachyon Publications, including The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche , The Line Between, We Never Talk About My Brother , and Sleight of Hand . He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire awards as well as the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reading a Peter S. Beagle short story, or novel, is always a pleasure. His use of language is sublime. His grasp of what exists with in the human heart is ever present in stories that touch every subcategory of the Fantasy Field of literature. His stories enrich you, and leave you with a sense of wonder.
I'm probably not the person to review this book, except to tell you that I didn't finish it. It's a collection of short stories all by the same author. I found the first one to be pretentious and wordy, so I didn't read any further. The author seemed to be trying to convey some deeper meaning that just wasn't there for me. Needless to say, I was not impressed.