HERE ABIDE MONSTERS by Andre Norton

HERE ABIDE MONSTERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Nick Shaw knows that the Cut-Off Road near his family's lakeside cabin has the reputation for being one of those places where people disappear from time to time -- like the Bermuda Triangle. So he's better prepared than we are when he and his new friend Linda find themselves propelled into an Arthurian Avalon full of mythical beasts, other timewarp travelers and menacing demons who attack from the air. There's no way back from Avalon, and Nick and Linda must either become eternal fugitives in the wilds or accept an offer of safety in the cities from a being known as the Herald. Deciding whether the Herald is out to save their souls or buy them sets off a chain of omen-ridden confrontations -- though, as with so many of Norton's productions, one has the sense that a vast store of mythological lore is being wasted on an unnecessarily convoluted plot and affectless characters. For confirmed believers.
Pub Date: Sept. 7th, 1973
ISBN: 0812547322
Page count: 256pp
Publisher: Atheneum
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 1973




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