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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The author is so obviously infatuated with his main female character it makes you feel dirty reading it. The fale were a little two-dimensional, with the character of Mark Blackman in particular being there simply for exposition, but the fairy encounters more than made up for it.

They only change their routine by making their two sons stay near the house. It was like watching the old, original Battlestar Galactica as a child and then re-watching it as a college student- I guess I liked the Vipers, but gosh, I didn Faerie Tale is one of those books, for me at least, that does not get better with age.

Feist which I also read as a teenager. Lang geleden eens gelezen. Despite a couple small complaints, this was a solid, entertaining read. Blackman and Dad rush to save Patrick, but they’re beaten to the punch by Sean, who with guidance from an old Irishman sets off on an quest into the fairy lands to save his twin. I found the story dated and formulaic, and the ending a bit too pat and rushed.

This exchange prompted me to start reading rather than just add to my very long TBR list. I interacted a bit with the author on FB and he made a comment about updating the book. The last part of the book just spiraled downward and ended about how you might expect. I always found domestic scenes to be quite disturbing, but this was just over the top. Those who love Celtic myth and Shakespeare will recognize magical elements of The Fool, elf-shot, Trooping Faeires, and more.


The family has young children and a mostly grown daughter who is, of course, attractive. Refresh and try again. Return to Book Page. Books by Raymond E. Feist[1] first published in Feist currently lives in San Diego with his children, where he collects fine wine, DVDs, and books on a variety of topics of personal interest: This was mostly towards the finale and I can’t hold too much of a grudge against Feist for an otherwise compelling adventure.

I spotted a used copy at a library sale a few weeks ago and debated buying it but I have too many books to read already. Journal of the Fantastic raymojd the Arts.

Although the book was written inthis is an even more relevant premise today. And suddenly I question.

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It would definitely need modernising. View all 7 comments.

This is one scary tale, on multiple levels. I recommend you avoid this one. That scene alone told me more than I ever wanted to know about Raymond E. Not to say that the book doesn’t have a few flaws that I’ve probably overlooked over the years, if it’s true than I will just have to defend it and say that this book is flawsome!

Typically, he sets his stories in the Realm he first began to create with “Magician: Mixing the devilishness of fairies with a cheeky splendour. It’s my favorite genre, but is much better served by authors such as Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Emma Bull, and others of that ilk. Feist, like King and children themselves, knows that kids are often feish targets of the Bad Things and that they must and do tlae with evil; he doesn’t shy away from these truths.


Raymond E Feist has built an impressive catalog, and even been likened to a modern day Tolkein. Feist’s “Riftwar Saga”, and was I ever super-glad I did! This is one of my favorite stories of all time, and if I could would be the one book I would raymohd into a movie. He wrote the novel two years later, and it was published in by Doubleday. It is fantasy; it is horror.

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I came to believe that this one would tilt more in the “horror”-direction and it did in parts and all should have been well with that if it wasn’t for problem two; mythology and mythological creatures. The blurbs refer to the book as “harrowing” and “forboding.

He takes his time in the beginning of the book. Only, it isn’t really anything like Charle De Lint. No edition or publication date stated, no numberline. Written before there was such a term as ‘urban fantasy’, this book would fall into that category: 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. Other books like this.

For with the Magic came the Bad Take, and the Faerie, and then the cool.