This seventeen story collection takes Charles de Lint fans
back to their favorite urban center Newford where magic is
a way of life. Sixteen of the stories have been released
in other publications, but not in one book. One tale is
brand new. Each story contains an assortment of seeming
losers obtaining a new lease on life either by the help of
a kindhearted magical being or overcoming a malevolent
essence. The stories are well written fantasies, but
intended for the Newford crowd. Any other reader should
try one of Charles de Lint's novels such as THE ONION GIRL
The 18 stories in de Lint's latest collection portray a modern world touched by magic of many kinds. Most of the stories take place in de Lint's fictional city of Newford, the setting for The Onion and other novels. "The Witching Hour," original to the anthology, tells the macabre tale of a ghost's revenge on the serial killers who murdered her, while "Seven Wild Sisters," first published in a limited edition, is a magical story of some remarkable siblings who cross the border into the fairy world. Gracefully told and filled with unforgettable and convincing characters, this collection, containing several stories published only in periodicals, belongs in most libraries.
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