When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards...and restless evil.Now, with their friends and enemies alike--Blue, the biker; Keiran, the folk... show more
When Sara and Jamie discovered the seemingly ordinary artifacts, they sensed the pull of a dim and distant place. A world of mists and forests, of ancient magics, mythical beings, ageless bards...and restless evil.Now, with their friends and enemies alike--Blue, the biker; Keiran, the folk musician; the Inspector from the RCMP; and the mysterious Tom Hengyr--Sara and Jamie are drawn into this enchanted land through the portals of Tamson House, that sprawling downtown edifice that straddles two worlds.Sweeping from ancient Wales to the streets of Ottawa today, Moonheart will entrance you with its tale of this world and the other one at the very edge of sight...and the unforgettable people caught up in the affairs of both. A tale of music, and motorcycles, and fey folk beyond the shadows of the moon. A tale of true magic; the tale of Moonheart.
Publish date: February 15th 1994
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 447
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Sci Fi Fantasy
Series: Ottawa and the Valley
I read this book quite literally to pieces as a teenager --The cover fell off it!-- but I keep merging it in my head with two other books I read over and over around the same time: Greenmantle, also by de Lint, and Raymond E. Feist's Faerie Tale. Still the title and a few fleeting images have stuck ...
I can't rate this book. I stopped the audiobook about 3/4 of the way in because I was just bored. That's not to say this book wouldn't appeal to someone who really liked the symbolism of the native culture and the magic of British Isles type mythology.
I had read de Lint's The Riddle of the Wren years ago - around 1980, if I recall - and remember nothing about it except the cool cover, with its Celtic-influenced design. Then a friend passed Moonheart to me as a must-read, and I was hooked.De Lint's storytelling web is woven out of European folk b...
Who among you remembers the first book you read? Or, shall we say the first which made a real impression on you? For me, I grew up on a household that didn't read, and didn't really provide books for a budding bibliophile. So, I did what I could, mostly snitching school books to read from my older c...