- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Tachyon Publications; Reprint edition (Jan. 26 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1616960507
- ISBN-13: 978-1616960506
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 2.3 x 22.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 454 g
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #329,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Eyes Like Leaves Paperback – Jan 26 2012
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'This is classic high fantasy, written and revised by a master, unpublished when first completed some thirty years ago because de Lint decided to focus on contemporary fantasy stories and let it languish. It is a must for de Lint completists and, actually, for all high-fantasy and folkloristic fiction fans.'
'This traditional fantasy... bears de Lint's characteristically lyrical prose and hypnotic storytelling. Filled with Celtic lore and wonderfully drawn characters, this stand-alone epic should please the author's many fans and lovers of medieval fantasy.'
'World Fantasy Award winner de Lint dusts off an enchanting epic fantasy written in 1980 but never published. The result is a delightful old-fashioned group quest... . [H]is nascent poetic style evokes beautiful imagery.'
'Eyes Like Leaves is well-paced, and the action scenes flash with energy. Charles de Lint shows signs of the bardic gift in his ability to make scenes come alive... .'
'Eyes Like Leaves is a captivating book. 4.5 out of 5 stars.'
-Bibliophile Book Blog
'If you are a fan of de Lint,Eyes Like Leaves should definitely become part of your collection. New to de Lint and like high fantasy? You should certainly give it a try.'
-Little Red Reviewer
About the Author
Charles de Lint is the best-selling author of more than seventy adult, YA, and children's books, includingMoonheart,The Onion Girl,Widdershins,Medicine Road, andUnder My Skin. He is the recipient of the World Fantasy, YALSA, Crawford, and Aurora awards. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a book review column forFantasy & Science Fiction.
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Charles de Lint
Tags fiction, fantasy, magick, wizards, evil
Charles de Lint is one of my favorite writers, and one of the creators of the contemporary urban fantasy. Eyes Like Leaves, though, is a novel he wrote before he started the urban fantasy stories, and fits into the high fantasy genre.
Magick is fading from the Green Isles. There has been a balance between Hafarl, the Lord of Summer, and the Winter Lord. Now the Winter Lord is determined to destroy Hafarl and hold the Isles under his reign forever. Tarn, a wizard trained by Puretongue, seeks to find all those touched with Hafarl's magick and bring them to the Summer Lord's aid. The Winter Lord is destroying all of Hafarl's kin he can find. Meanwhile the Viking-like Samarand are destroying villages along the coast. Young Carrie has lost her family to the raiders and has been taken in by a family of tinkers. When Tarn meets her he knows the magick is strong in her. Can Tarn, Carrie, and the few of Haferl's kin who are left save the Summer Lord and keep the Isles from being lost?
de Lint, a consistently excellent writer, shows his mastery again in this work that he put aside for various reasons and has now been published many years after it was written. Eyes Like Leaves is a deeply magickal and spiritual work that is also an excellent adventure.
Publication Subterranean (2010), Edition: Signed Hardcover, Hardcover, 350 pages
Publication date 2010
ISBN 1596062827 / 9781596062825
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