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Remember the faery stories you were told when you were a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins, Demons...
what if one day you found they were true? What if, when you because an adult, you discovered they were all based on fact? What if you met the fantasy and it was all so very real?
That's what happened to Thom Kindred. the wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad And the Bad had designs on Thom. The Bad would show him real evil.
He would see the hellhagges and the demons. He would be touched by perverted passion. And corruption. And he would encounter his own worst nightmare.
The Bad would seek to destroy him. And only the magic of the little beings would be able to help him.
Once, James Herbert's masterful new novel of erotic love and darkest horror, will take you to a realm where fantasy and reality collide, where faerytales really can come true. From Britain's Number One bestselling author of chiller fiction, this is James Herbert's finest novel to date.
I am still looking for participants for this ray, please let me know if you are interested.
As soon as I hear from CheriePie I will send this off. Thanks abrokenstar for sharing this with me.
Secondly, speaking as a practicing Witch and Pagan, I disliked the use of the word Wiccan to refer to what Nell was. A Wiccan is a very specific denomination of Witchcraft, and what Nell practiced was definitely not Wicca. Nell was a Witch, but she was not a Wiccan. A Wiccan is a Witch, but a Witch is not necessarily a Wiccan. I think the author should spend a bit more time researching the subject of Wiccans and Witchcraft before throwing around terminology he obviously knows nothing about.
Now that all that nasty stuff is out of the way, I found the underlying story interesting and hard to put down. I particularly liked the sex scenes; they were pretty hot for a non-erotica book! :-P I also liked author's portrayal of the Faerie world, and the characters of Jennet and Rigwit. But found Hugo, Thom's longtime friend, to be particularly annoying and spineless.
Overall, a fairly decent read, though it lost points because of the points I mentioned above. I'll certainly look for and read more by this author though, particularly since others have stated this wasn't even one of his better books.
I'm PMed hshah for her address and will get this in the mail shortly and update this journal entry when I do.
UPDATE 06-APR-2006: I put this in the mail to hshah in India today. Can you believe $6.00 to send this Surface mail, and it only weighed 9 oz. too! Freakin' P.O.! (The fit seemed a bit too tight for the sm. GPM envelope, which would've cost only $5.25 and got it there within 2 weeks. Oh well!)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Along with a few books, this one is going to a children's charity in mumbai.