Re: Terri Windling, Charles De Lint
- To Anyone who Is Interested;
I have read The Little Country by DeLint, and found it to be a great
My favourites would include
1. The Lord of The Rings (of course)
2. Thomas The Rhymer -Ellen Kushner
3. The Pendragon Cycle (Taliesin, Merlin, Arthur) by Stephen Lawhead
(Fresh blending of the Arthurian Legends with the ancient Welsh
Mabinogion and the Atlantis myth)
4.Merlin's Booke- An anthology by Jane Yolen
5. The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror (the Fourth Annual Collection)
This is the best of all the series. I can't say enough for this series. So
much heart and soul goes into this anthology. In a field choked with many
Tolkien-esque rip-offs, this proves that there are shining examples in the
fantasy genre. Many kudos to Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling. And while I am
on my soapbox, I would like to say that Jane Yolen is the most eloquent
fantasy author of our time. Tolkien was a genius, but Yolen is, at least in
my mind, heir apparent. Pick up one of her stories, and see what I mean. Her
stlye is not as grand as Tolkien's, but she is no less effective.
6. The Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula LeGuin
These are just some of my favourite books.
Why didn't Ralph Bashki ever finish the animated film of The Lord of
the Rings? Although key scenes were written out, and lines spoken by wrong
characters, I still think it was a worthy project. I am alone in this matter?
- We have a goodly number of reviews on the Folk Tales website
<<http://www.folk-tales.com> of books by Charles de Lint, and a number
of reviews for collections done by Terri Windling. There's even a
review of her first novel The Wood Wife.
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to more folk rockier groups like Moving Hearts and Taxi Chain, fiction
of a related nature such as the wonderful novels of Charles de Lint,
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