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The second novel in Brian Froud's Faerielands series lives up to its subtitle (taken from The Tempest). Megan, a dreamy young artist, resides in a Pacific Northwest coastal village with her pragmatic lover, Jonah, who runs a curio shop. When Megan's drawings of the ocean and its tidal pools begin to take on a life of their own, acquiring such elements as a sea hare that she does not remember executing, she seeks to understand the meaning of these changes. As if in response, Adam Fin, a mysterious artist whose medium is jewelry, arrives in the community. Meagan is drawn to Fin, but Jonah mistrusts him and, for his part, begins to obsess about another mystery, that of a woman singer he hears in a local pub and later encounters as a mermaid in a sea cave. Though warned by a local eccentric, Megan and Jonah pursue their obsessions, with their distinct ties to the sea, until Jonah is lured away and Megan must pay a price to find him. McKillip (The Cygnet and the Firebird) weaves a potent tale, which was inspired by the somewhat frenzied drawings provided by award-winning fantasy illustrator Froud.
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The second in the Brian Froud's Faerielands series again follows artist Froud's intentions of using his artwork to evoke, not merely inspire, tales of Faerie and again finds him hedging his bets by getting an outstanding fantasy writer to do the prose in reaction to his pictures rather than doing it himself. Succeeding Charles de Lint in The Wild Wood , McKillip tells the tale of a couple--she an artist, he an art-store owner--in a seaside community in the Pacific Northwest and the pair's Faerie visitors, a strange artist and a stranger singer. The book is extremely well done, powerfully evocative of the mystery of the sea; its pacing is, however, definitely on the slow side. Roland Green --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description