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The Very Best of Charles de Lint (edition 2014)

by Charles de Lint

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Title:The Very Best of Charles de Lint
Authors:Charles de Lint
Info:Triskell Press (2014), Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Collections:Kindle, eBook, Your library
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Tags:fantasy, urban fantasy, short story

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This was an excellent collection of stories by Charles de Lint. De Lint was one of my favorite authors many years ago and I am not sure why I stopped reading him. This collection of stories really brings home all the things I loved about de Lint; he is just such a creative storyteller and excellent writer.

The first few stories were about Meran and her husband Ceran and the bodachs that make mischief in their lives. These were fun and entertaining to read. These stories were followed by a number of stories featuring Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie; I always love these stories a lot as well.

A couple of my favorites were: “Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood” (about a woman who visits Merlin while he is trapped in a tree) and “The Graceless Child” about a young half-trow girl who saves the world of Dream.

Overall this was an amazing collection of stories by de Lint. He was one of my favorite authors when I was in my 20's and reading this makes me wonder why I haven't read him in a long time. De Lint is an amazing storyteller and the author that introduced me to urban fantasy. I highly recommend this collection of stories they are just so well done. ( )
  krau0098 | Jul 7, 2018 |
Reminded me why I've always loved this author ( )
  maryzee | Jun 5, 2018 |
An outstanding collection of short stories. An outstanding read. ( )
  sundowneruk | Feb 2, 2016 |
I tried but could not get into this collection of stories. In fact, my thoughts were "if this is his best, I'm glad I'm not seeing his worst!" I stopped reading about a third of the way through the book because I wasn't enjoying it. ( )
  JenniferRobb | Jan 17, 2016 |
I really enjoy Charles de Lint's writing. Some of these stories seemed a tad dated, but I enjoyed learning some of the early history of Newford. ( )
  iBeth | May 7, 2015 |
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This one's for my readers with a deep appreciation for all your support over the years

With special thanks to the readers on my social media pages who helped me choose these stories.
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Over the years I've put together a mumber of collections of my own work. (Introduction)
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CONTENTS:

In Which We Meet Jilly Coppercorn
Coyote Stories
Laughter in the Leaves
The Badger in the Bag
And the Rafters were Ringing
Merlin Dreams in the Mondream Wood
The Stone Drum
Timeskip
Freewheeling
A Wish Named Arnold
Into the Green
The Graceless Child
Winter was Hard
The Conjure Man
We are Dead Together
Mr. Truepenny's Book Emporium and Gallery
In the House of my Enemy
The Moon is Drowning While I Sleep
Crow Girls
Birds
Held Safe by Moonlight and Vines
In the Pines
Pixel Pixies
Many Worlds are Born Tongiht
Sisters
Pal o' Mine
That was Radio Clash
Old Man Crow
The Fields Beyond the Fields
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"These retold fairy tales and modern myths redefine magic through de Lint's enchanted characters: playful Crow Girls sneaking into the homes of their sleeping neighbors; a graffiti artist risking everything to expose a long-standing conspiracy; a half-human girl choosing between her village and her strange birthright; and an unrepentant trickster throwing one last party in his folkloric tradition" --Cover, p. 4.… (more)

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