Start reading Spiritwalk on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Read books on your computer or other mobile devices with our FREE Kindle Reading Apps.
Spiritwalk
 
See larger image
 

Spiritwalk [Kindle Edition]

Charles de Lint
2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Print List Price: CDN$ 19.99
Kindle Price: CDN$ 9.99 includes free international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: CDN$ 10.00 (50%)

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition CDN $9.99  
Hardcover --  
Paperback CDN $14.43  
Mass Market Paperback --  

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Product Description

From Publishers Weekly

In this sequel to Moonheart , de Lint revisits Tamson House, the sprawling Ottawa edifice that is a reservoir of psychic power and a gateway to many spirit worlds, particularly those of Native American and Celtic mythology. The house is occupied by a shifting collection of artists and other social misfits seeking peace and protection from a society they find threatening. Emma Fenn, who can communicate with trees, is saved from a band of renegade faeries by Blue Farley, former biker and caretaker of Tamson, and by Esmeralda Foylan, a childhood friend and seeker of ancient truths. Emma and Esmeralda join Tamson's population as the house enters a time of great peril. When Albert Watkins strives for immortality by wresting control of Tamson House from its current guardian, the spirit of former owner Jamie Tamson, the building and all within it are moved into another, inimical world, which Blue, Emma, Esmeralda and Sara Kendell--Jamie's niece and the house's current owner--must use all their powers to oppose. De Lint infuses his powerful story of sacrifice, revenge and the responsibility of power with an ancient sense of human unity with the natural world.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal

The world of faerie intrudes on 20th-century Ottawa, Canada as a conniving, self-styled queen of the faeries threatens a young woman's soul. Tamson House--a remarkable building that spans the worlds--and its residents (familiar to readers of Moonheart , Ace, 1984) figures prominently in this set of five linked stories that combine Celtic and Amerindian mythologies into a rich and believable blend. The author of The Little Country ( LJ 2/15/91) again displays his talent for fluid cross-world fantasy. For most fantasy collections.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 577 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Triskell Press (Oct. 16 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FYKOFS4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #90,578 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

5 star
0
4 star
0
1 star
0
2.5 out of 5 stars
2.5 out of 5 stars
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting new kind of fantasy March 14 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Spiritwalk is a sequel to Moonheart. I accidently read this book before Moonheart, but I have since corrected that error. It makes much more sense when you know who the characters are ;)
I think that de Lint's writing is decent, and his stories are good. They are a different kind of fantasy, pulling the otherworld into our world, an occurance that surprises the characters as much as the reader. They are perhaps gothic, having a dark tone to them, but good still triumphs over evil.
Moonheart is definately a better book, but those who liked it would be interested in the stories in this one. Other reviewers have compared de Lint to Tolkien and CS Lewis, but I think they were misguided. The fantasy of Tolkien and Lewis is of a different brand. For one thing, they are Christian, and this is clearly reflected in the organization of their secondary worlds. De Lint's writing is based on a different, polytheistic tradition, and this also is apparent in his writing. [In Moonheart, it is mainly Celtic w/ some Native American, in Spiritwalk it focuses more on the Native American, and in later works such as Svaha, it is a blend of Native American and Eastern mysticism]. Not that you can't like all three of these authors [I do], but I do not think that they are similar enough to be compared. I appreciate each for his merits. I would consider de Lint to be modern in his themes, and his writing to be exclusively for teenagers and adults [NOT children!] My reason for this would most likely be sex scenes, which, while I'm on the topic, tend be described in rather ridiculous terms, but then, I am no fan of romance novels. These stories are an interesting rendition of ancient rituals of magic crossing into modern Canada.
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not De Lint's best July 4 1999
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was expecting a fine read when I began this book, since the writer is such a good one, a master of both short stories and novels. This book was, to put it briefly, a major letdown. The pagan characters are of course one hundred percent virtuous and always manage to save the day, an example of perfect propoganda. If an author had attempted similar characters, only making them Christian or Jewish, they would be condemned for preaching, but I guess it's okay if they're Wiccan. While De Lint condemns New Age theology in this book, he presents quite a bit of it. The attempt to mix together several plots is also a failure - the first story is extremely dry, the second moderately interesting and the third average at best. Overall the attempt to mix them into one coherent book does not work and the whole comes across as very convoluted (sp?). I'd recommend Trader for anyone who wants a real taste of De Lint's writing - even fans of his should skip over this.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Amazon.com: 4.1 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting new kind of fantasy March 14 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Spiritwalk is a sequel to Moonheart. I accidently read this book before Moonheart, but I have since corrected that error. It makes much more sense when you know who the characters are ;)
I think that de Lint's writing is decent, and his stories are good. They are a different kind of fantasy, pulling the otherworld into our world, an occurance that surprises the characters as much as the reader. They are perhaps gothic, having a dark tone to them, but good still triumphs over evil.
Moonheart is definately a better book, but those who liked it would be interested in the stories in this one. Other reviewers have compared de Lint to Tolkien and CS Lewis, but I think they were misguided. The fantasy of Tolkien and Lewis is of a different brand. For one thing, they are Christian, and this is clearly reflected in the organization of their secondary worlds. De Lint's writing is based on a different, polytheistic tradition, and this also is apparent in his writing. [In Moonheart, it is mainly Celtic w/ some Native American, in Spiritwalk it focuses more on the Native American, and in later works such as Svaha, it is a blend of Native American and Eastern mysticism]. Not that you can't like all three of these authors [I do], but I do not think that they are similar enough to be compared. I appreciate each for his merits. I would consider de Lint to be modern in his themes, and his writing to be exclusively for teenagers and adults [NOT children!] My reason for this would most likely be sex scenes, which, while I'm on the topic, tend be described in rather ridiculous terms, but then, I am no fan of romance novels. These stories are an interesting rendition of ancient rituals of magic crossing into modern Canada.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Worth Reading July 4 2005
By Joseph Prisco - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I find myself striking a balance between wanting to say, "This is not one of de Lint's best works," and "This is a thoughtful and interesting followup to his novel Moonheart." I found the initial structure of the book to be a bit off-setting; the book is more like three interconnected novellas instead of a solid single novel. However, by the end of the book I was emotionally vested in the characters, to the point of blurting out, "She did WHAT?" in the laundromat in the final chapter. So while not as moving nor as fantastic as Moonheart, Spiritwalk is a thought-provoking collection on life, love, relationships with the divine, and relationships with people - including ourselves.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay Reading Dec 20 2008
By S. Mariona - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This was the third DeLint book that I read. The first was Moonheart which I absolutely loved. Then I read Jack of Kirowan, which I thought was pretty good too. Spiritwalk was the book that naturally followed. I bought this book in July and just finished reading it 5.5 months later. I read Moonheart in about 2 weeks. It was hard to get into Spiritwalk, but once I got into the stories I enjoyed them. I especially liked the last 100 pages of the 398 page book, which I read in a day because the end of that story sparked my interest that much. It was nice to revisit the characters from Moonheart in this book.
4.0 out of 5 stars Continued but new. March 22 2014
By birchlight - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
DeLint continues with the adventures of Tamson House and the realities it visits, stretching the characters to meet their challenges to guide themselves and the reader into ripened relationship with the unknown.
4.0 out of 5 stars DeLindt never disapoints Feb. 6 2014
By Mikesmagik - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
DeLint never disapoints. The start on Spirit walk was a little slow but as the momentum picks it makes it with the wait.
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


ARRAY(0xf5c7de0)