The Very Best of Charles de Lint
The finest stories of this popular pioneer of urban fantasy and creator of the mythical city of Newford have been chosen by the authorand his fansand gathered in this extraordinary collection. Asked to suggest their own favorite stories for inclusion, de Lint’s fans have been instrumental in creating a treasury that will spark the imaginations of readers of all ages. These are retold fairy tales and new modern myths that thoroughly redefine the boundaries of magic.
Between these pages are all manner of enchanted characters in unusual places: playful Crow Girls who sneak into the homes of their sleeping neighbors, a graffiti artist who risks his life to expose a deadly conspiracy, and an unrepentant trickster who throws one last party to reveal a lost folkloric tradition.
At turns unexpected, whimsical, dark, and mystical, this is an essential compendium of timeless tales to be revisited as often as the heart desires.
Reviews from Goodreads.com
29 stories, and an introduction, live in these pages, and out of all... ...more
In this collection of de Lint’s stories he asked his fans to pick their favorites (and somehow I didn’t know about it). Some of the stories I don’t think I’ve read before, some I haven’t read... ...more
Amazing imagination and creativity descriptive world, that shows all behind the veil the great and the horrible. Anyone who has suffered from abuse would find some healing in this collection. Going to find more to read. ...more