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Read online The Riddle of the Wren.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Riddle of the Wren Minda Sealy is afraid of her own nightmares Then one night while asleep she meets Jan the Lord of the Moors who has been imprisoned by Ildran the Dream master the same being who traps Minda In exchange for her promise to free him Jan gives Minda three tokens She sets out leaving the safety of her old life to begin a journey from world to world both to save Jan and to solve the riddle of the Wren which is the riddle of her very self The Riddle of the Wren was Charles de Lint s first novel and has been unavailable for years Fans and newcomers alike will relish it by Charles de Lint

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The Riddle of the Wren
Title:The Riddle of the Wren
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ISBN:0142302236
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Number of Pages:295
Category:Fantasy, Young adult, Urban fantasy, Fiction
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div When folk musician Janey Little finds a mysterious manuscript in an old trunk in her grandfather s cottage she is swept into a dangerous realm both strange and familiar But true magic lurks within the pages of i The Little Country i drawing genuine danger from across the oceans into Janey s life impelling her armed only with her music toward a terrifying confrontation br br Come walk the mist draped hills of Cornwall come walk the ancient standing stones Listen to the fiddles and the wind and the sea Come step with Janey Little into the pages of i The Little Country i br div, i Welcome to Newford i br br Welcome to the music clubs the waterfront the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world Come meet Jilly painting wonders in the rough city streets and Geordie playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below while mermaids swim in the grey harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song br br Contents br br Uncle Dobbin s Parrot Fair br The Stone Drum br Timeskip br Freewheeling br That Explains Poland br Romano Drom br The Sacred Fire br Winter Was Hard br Pity the Monsters br Ghosts of Wind and Shadow br The Conjure Man br Small Deaths br The Moon is Drowning While I Sleep br In the House of My Enemy br But for the Grace Go I br Bridges br Our Lady of the Harbour br Paperjack br Tallulah, In the old century they called them the Gentry ancient spirits of the land magical amoral and dangerous When the Irish emigrated to North America some of the Gentry followed only to find that the New World already had spirits of its own called i manitou i and other such names by the Native tribes br br Now generations have passed and the Irish have made homes in the new land but the Gentry still wander homeless on the city streets Gathering in the city shadows they bide their time and dream of power As their dreams grow harder darker fiercer so do the Gentry themselves appearing to those with the sight to see them as hard and dangerous men invariably dressed in black br br Bettina can see the Gentry and knows them for what they are Part Indian part Mexican she was raised by her grandmother to understand the spirit world Now she lives in Kellygnow a massive old house run as an arts colony on the outskirts of Newford a world away from the Southwestern desert of her youth Outside her nighttime window she often spies the dark men squatting in the snow smoking brooding waiting She calls them i los lobos i the wolves and stays clear of them until the night one follows her to the woods and takes her hand br br Ellie and independent young sculptor is another with magic in her blood bus she refuses to believe it even though she too sees the dark men A strange old woman has summoned Ellie to Kellygnow to create a mask for her based on an ancient Celtic artifact It is the mask of the mythic Summer King another thing that Ellie does not believe in Yet lack of belief won t dim the power of the mask or its dreadful intent br br Once again Charles de Lint weaves the mythic traditions of many cultures into a seamless cloth bringing folklore music and unforgettable characters to life on modern city streets, In novel after novel and story after story Charles de Lint has brought an entire imaginary North American city to vivid life Newford where magic lights dark streets where myths walk clothed in modern shapes where a broad cast of extraordinary and affecting people work to keep the whole world turning br br At the center of all the entwined lives in Newford stands a young artist named Jilly Coppercorn with her tangled hair her paint splattered jeans a smile perpetually on her lips Jilly whose paintings capture the hidden beings that dwell in the city s shadows Now at last de Lint tells Jilly s own story for behind the painter s fey charm lies a dark secret and a past she s labored to forget And that past is coming to claim her now br br I m the onion girl Jilly Coppercorn says Pull back the layers of my life and you won t find anything at the core Just a broken child A hollow girl She s very very good at running But life has just forced Jilly to stop