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Fiction Urban Life


by (author) Charles de Lint

Initial publish date
Aug 2010
Urban Life
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    Publish Date
    Aug 2010
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At the heart of Tamson House is the Wood. And in that Wood is the Mystery
Tamson House, in modern, urban Ottawa, is a rambling, eccentric curiosity of a house—and a place of hidden Power. Built at a point where the leylines meet, upon land that was once a sacred site, it is the gateway to a spirit world where Celtic and Native American magicks mingle and leak into our own.
In the overgrown garden of Tamson House, a Coyote Man waits, green children walk, and music rises to greet the moon. From the garden, a vast and primal wood is just one spirit-step away... and in that wood is something that threatens the very existence of Tamson House, and all who dwell within.
Charles de Lint returns to the spirit-world of his bestsellingMoonheartin a splendid work of urban fantasy, bringing myth, music, and magic into our modern world.

About the author

span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"">CHARLES de LINT is the author of more than seventy adult, young adult, and children’s books. Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre, he is the recipient of the World Fantasy, White Pine, Crawford, and Aurora awards. The first book of the Wildlings trilogy, Under My Skin, won the 2013 Aurora Award for Young Adult Fiction. De Lint is a poet, songwriter, performer, and folklorist, and he writes a monthly book-review column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.


De Lint and his wife, MaryAnn Harris, a fellow artist and musician, recently released companion CDs of their original songs, samples of which can be heard on de Lint’s website. They live in Ottawa, and their respective websites are and 


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Editorial Reviews

“A rich and believable blend. [de Lint] again displays his talent for fluid cross-world fantasy.” —Library Journal
“To discover de Lint's writing inSpiritwalkis to be lured into a compelling world of bikers, fairies, tricksters, shamans, and secret, invisible passages to other worlds. ” —Edmonton Journal
“For more than a decade, Charles de Lint has enjoyed a reputation as one of the world's leading fantasists, thanks largely to his enchanting 1984 novelMoonheart. Now, at last, de Lint re-weaves the spell inSpiritwalk, a sequel that ranks among the spring's top releases.... Deftly and repeatedly crosses back and forth between dimensions to create a unique tone that links familiarity with compelling foreignness. Newcomers to de Lint's work should also note thatSpiritwalkis a self-contained novel that's firmly linked toMoonheart, but can easily be enjoyed on its own. ” —Toronto Star
“Deftly blends native American and Celtic folklore, classic good versus- evil conflicts, and contemporary elements with tender human moments. ” —Booklist

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