Trailer ↠´ Widdershins (Newford, #11) PDF by ¹ Charles de Lint

Trailer ↠´ Widdershins (Newford, #11) PDF by ¹ Charles de Lint I don t think I realized the first time I read this book that, because of how all the ends are tied up, this was probably the final big Newford book.
Charles deLint lives in a weird, wonderful world peopled by Celtic fae and Native American mythic figures Every time I read one of his books, I live there too for a while The book explores many types of relationships between friends, lovers and family It also touches on the effects of abuse and the methods of overcoming it All these serious themes are wrapped in an engaging story of bogans, faerie courts, Crow girls, music and love I find myself excited every time I see a new deLint book in the library, and this one lived up to every expectation.
Charles De Lint Wikipedia This Biography Of A Living Person Needs Additional Citations For Verification Please Help By Adding Reliable Sources Contentious Material About Living Persons That Is Unsourced Or Poorly Sourced Must Be Removed Immediately, Especially If Potentially Libelous Or Harmful Charles De Lint Fantasticfiction Charles De Lint Is A Full Time Writer And Musician Who Makes His Home In Ottawa, Canada This Author Ofthan Seventy Adult, Young Adult, And Children S books Has Won The World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, And White Pine Awards, Among Others Two upfront disclaimers One, I am not a fan of urban fantasy I think it s a real kitschy genre and I ve never been able to take it seriously Two, I never read any of the previous books in this series So, hey, if this is your thing and you ve been following these characters for a long time, my review is going to be meaningless to you Aside from those things, I just thought there were a number of problems de Lint writes really poorly There s nothing subtle in the narration at all The explanations of mystical elements are redundant, and worse, the explanations are repeated verbatim by various characters throughout the book see especially, the power of names, every SINGLE TIME names are traded or given in the story It s almost as if he has no faith in his readers to interpret things themselves or remember the ground rules for Ow Did I say Onion Girl the book to which this is a sequel was painful This was an order of magnitude painful to read and experience But I thought it was a better book, and truer to the Newford canon.
In this one, a fiddler accidentally makes some enemies among a bunch of trouble making boggans Unfortunately, they re part of a larger crisis in the supernatural world, and precipitate a war between the native spirits and the European fairies When Lizzie, the fiddler, gets pulled into things, her cousin has her arm broken by the boggans, and Lizzie calls her friend Geordie to fill in, who brings Jilly permanently crippled by the car accident with him All of them are pulled into the crisis.
The book is full of major crises and resolutions good and evil, prejudice and bigot A real grab bag that ll reward you if you ve read some of the earlier Newford stories Why Because the cast of characters is rather large, some have backstories or baggage introduced in past stories Regardless of whether you ve read other Newford stories, you ll need to pay attention to all of the characters because it s not so easy to predict who is going to be part of the action That s part of the fun here this cast of major and minor players really moves around Their adventures are unpredictable with a few story driving exceptions Charles de Lint brings together archetypes and bit players from fairy tales, fables, North American, Native American and other legends to pull off this complicated set of stories within stories He also interweaves the perspective of touring folk musicians all the way down to who s working the merchandise table, de Lint has come up with a really interesting background for the story, about a kind of war between the Native American spirits and the Celtic fae immigrants This could be a neat way to explore the appropriation that especially occurs in genre fiction all the time which results in a lot of Celtic driven urban fantasy Unfortunately, it looks like haven t finished it yet the main focus is going to be on whether or not the human characters can find lasting luuuuuuuv, and.
that s not really very interesting to me Also, the ending yes I checked it already, I always do looks terrible I liked Onion Girl quite a lot, Spirit in the Wires not so much, and I think after this I might got back to earlier de Lint books if I want a Newford fix.
ETA It got better as I went along altho the question about the buffalo spirits was a big plot hole

Thank you, Charles De Lint, for this book Not only was it funny, it was also scary, and heartwarming, and oh so full of magic If Onion Girl made you feel deeply depressed I did , than this book is the Anti depressant read your fill, and you ll come out ahead I promise.
This is the closest de Lint has come to writing a sequel to any of his Newford novels it takes place two years after the events in The Onion Girl and finishes Jilly s story Still, it isn t absolutely necessary to have read The Onion Girl first de Lint does a decent job of catching new readers up.
As with The Onion Girl, the thing that takes me the most by surprise is that the returning characters hold less interest than the new characters for me I was involved with Lizzie from her very first chapter as narrator, but it took until mid way through the book for me to particularly care what was happening with Jilly and Geordie even though when they were new characters in the stories in Dreams Underfoot they were two of my favorite characters Part of it may simply be that I m tired of de Lint s descriptions of his reg A sweet and charming fantasy, this rather hefty volume is in many ways a lighter version of Neil Gaiman s classic American Gods It is lighter in tone, being of a romance than a horror tale, and lighter in impact as well American Gods haunted my thoughts and dreames for weeks after I finished it Widdershins has almost entirely faded from my conscious slightly than 24 hours after I read the last page.
This is not meant to be dismissive I enjoyed de Lint s story and universe thoroughly and am quite likely to re read this book in the future or to dip into others of his Newford books But there were only a few points at which I felt that the story might not end well I can t say without spoilers whereas American Gods kept me guessing about resolutions from beginning to end.
The story is like American Gods in that it brings together anci

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Trailer ↠´ Widdershins (Newford, #11) PDF by ¹ Charles de Lint Charles de Lint is the much beloved author of than seventy adult, young adult, and children s books Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, Aurora, Sunburst, and White Pine awards, among others Modern Library s Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll, conducted by Random House and voted on by readers, put eight of de Lint s b