Publish date: February 1st 2013
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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...