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The Line Betweenby Peter S. Beagle
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Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards for Two Hearts”
Winner of the Washington Science Fiction Small Press Award for El Regalo”
Nominee for the Mythopoeic Award
The beloved author of The Last Unicorn returns with the signature elegance and originality that has earned him comparisons to J. R. R. Tolkien, Fritz Leiber, and Kurt Vonnegut. Readers seeking magic, wonder, and mystery need look no further. In these resonant new stories, some appearing for the first time, you will find bold adventure, sly humor, and resounding depth.
In the thrilling and beautiful Two Hearts,” return to the extraordinary world of The Last Unicorn. Observe the Worlds Most Annoying Eight-Year-Old bend time, fate, and household chores to his sorcerous will. Learn how Soukyan met the Fox, and why a stolen dream might be more dangerous than an unstoppable assassin. Discover the price of a mermans treasure, match wits with the man who saw right through Sherlock Holmes, and redefine feline style with Gordon, the self-made cat.
The Line Between is a captivating blend of traditional and contemporary fantasy, crafted by the fields most remarkable imagination. It is a collection you will return to again and again and treasure forever.
The long-awaited sequel to the popular classic The Last Unicorn is the centerpiece of this powerful collection of new tales from a fantasy master. As longtime fans have come to expect, the stories are written with a grace and style similar to fantasy's most original voices, such as J. R. R. Tolkien, Fritz Leiber, and Kurt Vonnegut. Traditional themes are typically infused with modern sensibilities—reincarnated lovers and waning kings rub shoulders with heroic waifs; Schmendrick the Magician returns to adventure, as does the ghost of an off-Broadway actor and a dream-stealing shapeshifter; and Gordon, the delightfully charming "self-made cat," appears for the first time in print, taking his place alongside Stuart Little as a new favorite of the young at heart. This wide-ranging compilation contains sly humor and a resounding depth that will charm fans of literary fantasy.
About the Author
Peter S. Beagle is the author of A Fine and Private Place, The Innkeepers Song, The Last Unicorn, The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche, and Tamsin. He wrote the screenplays for the animated feature-film versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn, and is the recipient of the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and Locus Awards. He lives in Oakland, California.
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