Myth and Terror in the Forest Deeps
The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation.
For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths come to life, "mythagos" that can change you forever. A labyrinth where love and beauty haunt your dreams. . .and may drive you insane.
--Times Literary Supplement
"Robert Holdstock's is one of the voices at the very heart of modern fantasy."
-Guy Gavriel Kay
"One of the strangest, most beautiful and most compelling fantasies I have ever read. A marvel of a book." --Keith Roberts
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Fans of literate horror will welcome the trade paper edition of Caitlin Kiernan's Low Red Moon, published in limited hardcover by Subterranean (Forecasts, July 21). PW called it "a memorable expansion of the author's unique fictional universe."
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Such a great book
This book is criminally underrated, IMHO. I first heard of Robert Holdstock through Prof. Michael D.C. Drout’s Portable Professor lecture series from Barnes & Noble back in 2008. In his lecture on modern fantasy he mentioned the Mythago books as a good example of Fantasy that’s not Tolkienesque. I picked up the first two books, Mythago Wood and Lavondyss. Great books that should receive more attention than they have.
Very imaginative and original. It’s as if the story cannot decide if it wants to be a fantasy tale or a ghost story. Well thought out and crafted. There’s nothing here that’s trite or predictable, and nothing too grandiose or simple.
Heart of Britishness
A bosky Anomaly is generating psychic manifestations of cultural figures in rural England, investigated by a WW2 vet whose father and brother have been consumed by the Mystery, but Horrors await him.