Synopses & Reviews
At a popular Newford online research and library Web site called the Wordwood, a mysterious crash occurs. Everyone visiting the site at the moment of the crash vanishes from where they were sitting in front of their computers. Christy Ridding's girldfriend Saskia disappears right before his eyes, along with countless others.
To rescue their missing friends, Christy and his companions must journey into Newford's otherworld, where the Wordwood, it transpires, has a physical presence of its own...
"De Lint explores the notion that erstwhile spirits of forests and fields now inhabit the cables and other links of modern technology without slighting his customary superb characterization and plot development skills." Booklist
"A commentary on our increasingly computerized lives, a gorgeous love story, and a heroic fantasy bundled into one masterwork of fiction." Romantic Times
"Like great writers of magic realism, De Lint writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as part of that world." Booklist
"A new vision of interwoven realities--highly recommended." Library Journal
"De Lint ... handles his concept of technological voodoo with intelligence, verve and wit while introducing fascinating new characters and expanding on old ones.... Will please previous fans and find new ones for this master of the modern fantastic."--Publishers Weekly "Superb characterization and plot development skills."--Booklist
A novel of myth and magic--on the streets and on the Net
Now in paperback comes the latest Newford novel from urban fantasy master Charles de Lint.
About the Author
Charles de Lint
lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His evocative novels, including Moonheart
, Memory and Dream
, Forests of the Heart
, and The Onion Girl
, have earned him a devoted following and critical acclaim. In 2000, his story collection Moonlight and Vines
won the World Fantasy Award.