Friday, February 09, 2007

This tale tells the story primarily of Steven as he searches the mysterious Ryhope wood on his property for his stolen love. It won the World Fantasy Award and I can see why. It is a fascinating book that looks at the nature of myth, how it is created and shaped over time. It looks at archetypes and how they are passed from culture to culture over time and are adapted to fit their needs.

The female lead Guiwenneth is vulnerable yet strong and the novel holds your interest and draws you in to the mystery of the wood that is larger inside than out. I would recommend it to all those who love mythology, folklore and a great fantasy novel. I will be looking for more by the author in the future.