A Different Kingdom
A different kingdom of wolves, woods and stranger, darker, creatures lies in wait for Michael Fay in the woods at the bottom of his family's farm.Michael Fay is a normal boy, living with his grandparents on their family farm in rural Ireland. In the woods there are wolves; and other things,... show more
A different kingdom of wolves, woods and stranger, darker, creatures lies in wait for Michael Fay in the woods at the bottom of his family's farm.Michael Fay is a normal boy, living with his grandparents on their family farm in rural Ireland. In the woods there are wolves; and other things, dangerous things. He doesn’t tell his family, not even his Aunt Rose, his closest friend. And then, as Michael wanders through the trees, he finds himself in the Other Place. There are strange people, and monsters, and a girl called Cat. When the wolves follow him from the Other Place to his family’s doorstep, Michael must choose between locking the doors and looking away – or following Cat on an adventure that may take an entire lifetime in the Other Place. This is Paul Kearney’s masterpiece.
Publish date: January 28th 2014
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
A Dark twisted fairy tale. An adult tale that does not shy away from graphic sexual moments or violence. Time travel and visits to an alternate plane where things are very different.I really wanted to love this book. An fairy tale set in 20th century Ireland, with something in the woods. Sounded gre...
This book was first published in the UK in 1993, but it seems it got pretty much lost in obscurity (except by second-hand book store owners it seems). Being re-published 20 years later, it gets a chance at redemption – and I hope it gets it, because I enjoyed reading this lyrical coming-of-age fanta...
I really enjoyed reading this. It was a little hard to follow at first, but once I got going it started to make sense. It's like a early 20th century fantasy tale mixed with faerie tale. There are some time travel aspects, but it's not exactly time travel. Really hard to explain. If you like fantasy...