Search Results: "Charles de Lint"


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FORESTS OF THE HEART by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

"Splendid ideas and an intriguing plot marred by self-indulgent flab and gab: disappointing after top-notch work (Someplace to be Flying, 1998) last time out."
Another of de Lint's urban fantasy novels. Read full book review >

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THE DREAMING PLACE by Charles de Lint
Released: Oct. 30, 1990

A tale of threat and transformation involving two cousins with charms and promises in the spirit world. Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF GRACE by Charles de Lint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2009

"The prolific de Lint (Dingo, 2008, etc.) has an easy but authoritative style that should draw readers into his subtly stylized worlds, where questions of existence and other realms are provocatively pondered."
Boy meets girl. Girl is dead. Can love survive? Read full book review >

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THE BLUE GIRL by Charles de Lint
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"And yes, the tattooed and pierced Imogene does turn spectacularly blue in one of the many page-turning plot points. (Fantasy. YA)"
Readers always know what to expect in a de Lint fantasy: supple, sinuous writing in a contemporary setting laced with fantasy neatly hardwired in place. Read full book review >

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TRADER by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Jan. 1, 1997

"Pleasant but bland: Such a provocative setup deserved a more robust and animated workout."
Another "urban fantasy" set in de Lint's (The Wild Wood, 1994, etc.) imaginary city of Newford. Read full book review >

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THE WILD WOOD by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 15, 1994

"Well meant but less substantial than a soap bubble. (First printing of 25,000)"
Billed as Brian Froud's Faerielands, this is the first of a series of four books by different authors on faerie-ecological themes, and inspired by Froud's artwork. Read full book review >

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SOMEPLACE TO BE FLYING by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"De Lint's best so far."
Another urban fantasy (Trader, 1997, etc.) set in the fictional town of Newford, from Canadian writer de Lint. Read full book review >

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INTO THE GREEN by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 1993

"Thin as tissue paper, insubstantial as air."
The Green is how de Lint (Dreams Underfoot, The Little Country, Spiritwalk, etc.) recasts Faerie, accessible to those with the (now many times diluted) Summerblood that confers magical abilities. Read full book review >

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DREAMS UNDERFOOT by Charles de Lint
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1993

"Tidy tales, with tingling openings, mundane middles, and limp or elusive endings: initially appealing but far from memorable."
Nineteen associated tales, 1987-93, from the author of Spiritwalk (1992), etc., two previously unpublished, the remainder deriving from magazines, small presses, and minor anthologies. Read full book review >

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WIDDERSHINS by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 16, 2006

"Despite the convoluted lineages, a rather sweet relationship novel."
Sentimental, wildly imaginative follow-up to The Onion Girl (2001) finds Jilly Coppercorn abducted into the fairy underworld and still sweet on fiddler Geordie Riddell. Read full book review >

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TAPPING THE DREAM TREE by Charles de Lint
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Dec. 1, 2002

"Newford may be an acquired taste, but if the lack of a new novel causes any disappointment, it will surely be assuaged by the quality and variety of the material here."
More urban fantasy set in and around de Lint's all-purpose North American city, Newford (The Onion Girl, 2001, etc.), but not, as the blurb seems to promise, a novel: 17 stories, one of considerable length, drawn from anthologies, 'zines, and chapbooks, 1998-2002, plus one, "The Witching Hour," original to this collection. Read full book review >

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WAIFS AND STRAYS by Charles de Lint
FANTASY
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But in the classic paradigm of adolescence, what they gain in wisdom and insight they lose in innocence; and they, like the reader, will always feel 'the small ache that carries in it a seed of wonder.' (Short stories. YA)"
Sixteen short stories by the noted urban fantasist capture both the wistful sadness of epic ballads and the lingering beauty of summer dreams. Read full book review >