Widdershins (Newford series)

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9781441750440: Widdershins (Newford series)

To walk ''widdershins'' is to walk counterclockwise or backwards around something. It's a classic pathway into the fairy realm. It's also the way people often back slowly into the relationships that matter, the real ones that make for a life. In Widdershins Charles de Lint has delivered one of his most accessible and moving works of his career. De Lint fans would be foolish to miss this book, and urban fantasy readers will find a lot to enjoy here.

Ever since Jilly Coppercorn and Geordie Riddell were introduced in de Lint's first Newford story, ''Timeskip,'' back in 1989, their friends and readers alike have been waiting for them to realize that they belong together. Now, in Widdershins, a stand-alone novel of fairy courts set in shopping malls and the Bohemian street scene of Newford's Crowsea area, Jilly and Geordie's story is finally being told. Before it's over, we'll find ourselves plunged into the rancorous and sometimes violent conflict between the magical North American ''animal people'' and the more newly-arrived fairy folk. We'll watch as Jilly is held captive in a sinister world based on her own worst memories -- and Geordie, attempting to help, is sent someplace even worse. And we'll be captivated by the power of love and determination to redeem ancient hatreds and heal old magics gone sour.

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Praise for author Charles de Lint

"In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth."
--The Phoenix Gazette on Charles de Lint

"De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic--or at least the magic of fiction--to open our eyes to a larger world."
--Edmonton Journal on Charles de Lint

"A master storyteller...Blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth."
--Library Journal on The Onion Girl

"Like great writers of magic realism, De Lint writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as part of that world."
--Booklist on Spirits in the Wires

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Praise for Charles de Lint
"In de Lint's capable hands, modern fantasy becomes something other than escapism. It becomes folk song, the stuff of urban myth."
--"The ""Phoenix"" Gazette"
"De Lint is a romantic; he believes in the great things, faith, hope, and charity (especially if love is included in that last), but he also believes in the power of magic--or at least the magic of fiction--to open our eyes to a larger world."
"--""Edmonton"" Journal"
"A master storyteller...Blends Celtic, Native American, and other cultures into a seamless mythology that resonates with magic and truth."
--"Library Journal "on "The Onion Girl"
"Like great writers of magic realism, De Lint writes about people in the world we know, encountering magic as part of that world."
--"Booklist" on "Spirits in the Wires"

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