One of the few true Fantasy classics In this World Fantasy Award-winning novel, Robert Holdstock introduces us for the first time to his best-selling creations: Mythagoes and Mythago Wood. Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment ofprimeval forest, is inhabited by long-extinct animals and figures of ancient myth. George Huxley and his two sons, Steven and Christian, each explore the woodland in their turn, changing it by their very presence and finding wonderful - and deadly - things...
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'BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND CONCEIVED ... SOME BOOKS ARE HARD TO PUT DOWN. I FOUND MYTHAGO WOOD HARD TO SHAKE OFF' - New York Times
'Indescribably enchanting ... a fantasy which celebrates immensity of love ... should be read several times'- Spectator
'Classic yet original setting ... A haunting book ... Holdstock's best' - Guardian
'A stunningly good book. Conveys the haunting power of old heroes and lost gods' - LocusFrom the Inside Flap:
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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Book Description Earthlight, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110743440811