UK Faerie Tale The town records have it listed as Erl King Hill – ‘Hill of the Elf King’. To the locals it is known simply as the old Kessler Place. A great ramshackle. Feist, author of the popular Magician fantasy trilogy, turns to the horror genre in Faerie Tale. Raymond E. Feist, Author Doubleday Books $ (p) ISBN. A contemporary novel of masterful horror replete with magic, fantasy, and more than a little stylish sensuality.”—The Washington Post.
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If you are a book connoiseur like me, track down the Bantam Spectra 1st paperback edition with the gatefold cover art by Chris Hopkins, which is incredible. This book is better! I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who really loves urban or mythic fantasy. A terrific, chilling tale. Ultimately, though, I was disappointed by it. We should all remember fairy tales are not sweet stories.
If you want a good take on a similar theme, I recommend just about anything by Charles De Lint or Holly Black — steer clear of this one however. Feist was born Raymond E. Just don’t read it home alone, in the dark.
It’s been on my “to read” shelf for a really long time and I’m not sure why it took me so long to get around to reading it.
Faerie Tale – Wikipedia
Backed by an extensive promo campaign, Feist leaps from epic fantasy the Riftwar trilogy to the dark fantastic with a robust and engrossing tale of Irish folk critters on the loose in rural N. The story takes place in modern day but manages to wind in lots of ancient faerie mythology. Gloria, their mother, senses something, but simply dismisses her concern as stress from their recent move.
Instead of some demented killer in the woods, there are wonderful, terrifying, fantastic creatures from legend.
Rale, the Da Vinci Code released intobut I read it first came to my mind as well with the conspiracy part of the story. The final pages could have been 30 and none would have been lost.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I was a tad concerned after reading some of the comments but it’s a gripping read. Be the first to discover new talent! Meanwhile, occult scholar Mark Blackman befriends the family while tracing links between old man Kessler and a breakout of occult mania in Germany. The land of Faerie has intersected with the mundane world and the consequences can’t be anything but frightening, amazing, fantastic, and at times slightly horrific.
I love everything about this that does not make it a fantasy. The family taale young children and a mostly grown daughter who is, of course, attractive.
He has written way better stuff. It’s probably disparaging the quality of the writing to compare him to Dan Brown but he is the first writer who popped into my mind as I became faerue in the tale. View all 3 comments.
However, instead of continuing to build and escalate, the tension plateaued and remained steady. This could be as riveting or more so, exploring the oversexualizaton of our youth via this creepy and mysterious realm of faerie.
Feist first published in Refresh and try again. I found the story dated and formulaic, and the ending a bit rayond pat and rushed.
Sep 23, Melissa rated it did not like it. The author did his research, but in the end I didn’t much like what he did with it. Blackman and Dad rush to save Patrick, but they’re beaten to the punch by Sean, who with guidance from fearie old Irishman sets off on an quest into the fairy lands to save his twin. I used to like Feist when I was in my teens, but got quickly annoyed when formula writing got the better of him and he started pooping out two uninspired books a year.