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Charles de Lint

James Hetley is a friend of de Lint’s that has written a number of of fantasy novels including The Summer Country. You can visit him here. Cat Eldridge has done a dangerous thing, asking me to talk about Charles de … Continue reading

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Necessary Stories

Terri Windling is the author of The Wood Wife and also the Oak Wood Chronicles which are illustrated by Wendy Froud. You can visit her here. Some years ago I had a conversation with a man who thought that writing … Continue reading

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On Charles de Lint: Some Writers Speak

We decided to ask some of the writers and artists who hang out in the Green Man Pub to say a few words about Charles de Lint and his endeavours. Here’s what they said… Holly Black: Charles de Lint could … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint: An Appreciation

This commentary is from OR Melling. It’s difficult to review Charles de Lint without getting personal and panegyrical for, as is the case with most if not all of his readers, I feel as if I have had a close … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Greenmantle

Naomi de Bruyn penned this review. When Tony Valenti takes out Eddie ‘the Squeeze’ Pinelli for Don Magaddino, he has no idea that it will become the perfect opportunity for someone to turn the tables and get rid of him. As … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s The Wild Wood 

As I was reading The Wild Wood today, I found the imprint of a shape pressed onto the words on the page in front of me. I was puzzled until I turned back one page and saw the same shape, inked in … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Trader

Jayme Lynn Blaschke penned this review. There are few fantasy concepts that enamor Hollywood so much as that of people switching bodies. Jodie Foster did it for Disney way back in the kiddie flick Freaky Friday, and in the ensuing years … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Memory & Dream 

Jayme Lynn Blaschke penned this review. If there is an inherent flaw within the sub-genre of urban fantasy, it lies in the fact that many writers rely too heavily on established mythology. The familiar fantasy becomes a crutch, and holds the … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Someplace To Be Flying

Laurie Thayer penned this review. Kerry moved to Newford to escape her past and live a normal life. But her life is anything but normal, especially with people like the Crow Girls in it. They appear to be irrepressible teenagers, and yet Maida eased … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Moonlight and Vines

Jayme Lynn Blaschke penned this review. Walk into a bookstore–any bookstore–and take a look at the titles lining the shelves of the fiction section. Odds are there won’t be too many short story collections, and more’s the pity. In today’s corporate-minded … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Eyes Like Leaves 

It all begins with a dream, a long-awaited summoning that calls the tree-wizard Tarn into action after ages of quiet waiting. Compelled by the god known as Hafarl the Summerlord to seek out those with the Summerlord’s blood in their … Continue reading

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The Tinker’s Own’s Old Enough to Know Better and Bending the Banshee’s Ear

The cover art for The Tinker’s Own’s most recent release, Bending the Banshee’s Ear, is exquisitely eerie. It blends a faint tracery of Celtic knotwork with a drawing of a lovely Banshee woman in fluttering tatters, and superimposes her over a … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Wolf Moon

“Wolf Moon is an old favorite of mine. I remember at the time I started to work on it that I wanted to write a small story in a high fantasy setting. Worlds didn’t need to be saved. The characters weren’t … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Spirits in the Wires

I was expecting the advance uncorrected proof of Charles de Lint’s Spirits in the Wires, the latest tale out of Newford, to arrive on Monday. By Tuesday, I was pacing. It finally came via Fedex early Tuesday evening, and I finished … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Refinerytown

Charles de Lint has a tradition of writing a short story every year, publishing it privately in chapbook form, and giving it to friends as gifts. Those of us devoted de Lint readers who have heard about, but never seen, … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Into the Green

Angharad was born a tinker. She has always had the Sight, but one day two witches, Woodfrost and his grandson Garrow, join her father’s travelling company, and from them she learns just what having the Sight means. They tell her … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s The Harp of the Grey Rose: The Legend of Cerin Songweaver

Cerin lost both of his parents before he could remember them, and was raised by Tess Kelledy, a witch-wife who came from the tinker people. When Cerin comes of age, he feels set apart from the other boys of his … Continue reading

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Terri Windling’s Life on The Border

Life on The Border was the third and last of the Borderlands series until The Essential Bordertown: A Traveller’s Guide to the Edge came out some seven years later. It was a fat little paperback with two weird looking individuals, one … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s The Mystery of Grace

Charles de Lint is without doubt one of the best loved writers among the reviewers here. It was a typical winter afternoon as I sat down to read The Mystery of Grace — cold, wet, and a driving sleet falling … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Seven Wild Sisters

Seven Wild Sisters, a collaboration between Charles de Lint and Charles Vess, holds no surprises, and that’s a very good thing. The companion-cum-sequel to their earlier collaboration The Cats of Tanglewood Forest, the book delivers exactly what it promises: Gorgeous illustration … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Spiritwalk

Spiritwalk is a loose sequel to Moonheart, a series of related tales, again centering around Tamson House and including many of the same characters. In fact, the House is even more important as a Place in this group of stories. It begins … Continue reading

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Charles Vess’ Drawing Down the Moon: The Art of Charles Vess

In the early ’80s I was an unpublished author (translation: wrote lots, didn’t sell much). I was also an enthusiastic supporter of the small press field, so much so that when my friend Charles Saunders talked about wanting to start … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Newford Stories: Crow Girls

Now this is a really cool offering from one of my favorite authors! The Crow Girls, Maida and Zia, are apparently immortal beings who can shapeshift from being slightly built black haired girls dressed all in black to being crows. … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Yarrow: An Autumn Tale

Cat Midhir has stopped dreaming. People assure her that it isn’t possible, that she just doesn’t remember her dreams, but Cat knows they’re wrong. Where her dreams have been, there is only heaviness and loss. For Cat, this loss means … Continue reading

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Charles de Lint’s Seven Wild Sisters

Sarah Meador penned this review. Seven Wild Sisters advertises itself as a modern fairy tale. Including the seven sisters, it certainly has all the trappings: an old woman who may be a witch, an enchanted forest, a stolen princess. But Sisters is not just … Continue reading

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