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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Faerie Tale by Raymond E. Phil Hastings was a lucky man-he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he’d just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic-and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than fist he dared imagine.
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For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the cool. Feist’s skillfully crafted prose illuminates many of the darker sides of fairy stories. Try it as a bedtime story. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published November 15th by Voyager first published January 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Faerie Taleplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Jan 08, Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing. I read this book back in one weekend back in the it’s real dark horror one of most creepy stories of its time if want a one of horror of outstanding performance in a book this is not just good it is fantastic. Jul 30, L rated it it was amazing Shelves: Feist is certainly one of the best in the genre.
His descriptions of the worlds he visits are vivid; you not only see them, you feel them. This is the first of Feist’s works that I read, and on re-reading, the magic holds. For my money, this is his best. Feist, like King and children themselves, knows that kids are often the targets of the Bad Things and that they must and do struggle with evil; he doesn’t shy aw Feist is certainly one of the best in the genre.
Feist, like King and children themselves, knows that kids are often the targets of the Bad Things and that they must and do struggle with evil; he doesn’t shy away from these truths. His magical beings live in a different, sometimes overlapping, reality, with it’s own rules.
The blurbs refer to the book as “harrowing” and “forboding. This is one talr tale, on multiple levels. Just don’t read it home alone, in the dark. Mar 21, Dee rated it really liked it Shelves: The first quarter of the book was slow and a little clunky; I felt it very contrived and awkward, almost like the author wasn’t quite sure how to get all his characters in one place, or how to introduce them once he brought them to the same location. Feist doesn’t exactly put a new “spin” on faeries, but his descriptions of them are marvelously complex.
Faeries are not merely human with pointy ears and gem-colored eyes; they are hyper-sexual The raymknd quarter of the book was slow and a little clunky; I felt it very contrived and awkward, almost like the author wasn’t quite sure how to get all his characters in one place, or how to introduce them once he brought them to the same location. Faeries are not merely human with pointy ears and gem-colored eyes; faerid are hyper-sexual, capricious creatures that have few features of humanity about them at all.
Even the “good” faeries have a streak of weirdness and cruel humor. The plot moves along fairly well after the initial slowness, and there are some interesting twists and developments with secret societies and ancient history.
Worth a read if talr are interested in the “modern faerie” type stories. I am shelving this with my other facetious “to-not-read-ever” reviews, even though I have nothing against the book. My parents owned a copy of it when I was very young and I was always fascinated and creeped out by the evocative cover with the lost shoe and the smear of blood. 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. I contented myself with looking it up on Goodreads and I saw the alternate cover linked to this revie I am shelving this with my other facetious “to-not-read-ever” reviews, even though I have nothing against the book.
I contented myself with looking it up on Goodreads and I saw the alternate cover linked to this review. And suddenly I question. I question why my parents just left lying around what is obiously some sort of weird monkey insect pedophilia fetish book.
I also question WTF was going on when this cover was illustrated. Mostly that second part. View all 7 comments.
Jan 06, Jonathon Dunstan rated it it was amazing. This is one of my favorite stories of all time, and if I could would be the one book I would convert into a movie. It would definitely need modernising. The story gets a little dark in places, but is otherwise a tottaly captivating read that blends real-life and faerie myth perfectly. My female friend who doesn’t read very often, couldn’t put this down, but couldn’t read it by herself at night.
Ok, first let me go ahead and say that this is a true “GoodReadsstar-rating”, that is “it was ok” and nothing else. It’s well written and well thought out. My own problems, however, were threefold; first, I really don’t like fantasy and it’s my firm belief that this will be my last book to fit into that category.
I came to believe that this one would tilt Ok, first let me go ahead and say that this is a true “GoodReadsstar-rating”, that is “it was ok” and nothing else. 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. Some are, when treated by a good writer, very good horror characters. Others, not so much. If neither of those are true, you are in for a chore.
The final pages could have been 30 and none would have been lost. At times i thought I mistakenly started over on a page, because whole chunks of story are rehashed with very little variation. Also yes I know I said 3, but this is not a ‘problem’ I had, more of an annoyance we are treated to the ‘child hero’, the one who has close to ruined some of Stephen King’s and other great novels, not to mention a number of movies.
It wasn’t so bad in this book, but I never enjoy them. View all 3 comments.
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Mar 23, Oliviu Craznic rated it did not like it. After a simplistic, yet somehow intriguing prologue a guy sees something, then he grabs a bottle and drinks I always found domestic scenes to be quite disturbing, but this was just over the top.
And I am no brave enough as a reader to Impossible to read. And I am no brave enough as a reader to venture further in raympnd a risky business, even if it may get better after a while. Despite loving the Riftwar books and all the subsequent sequels and farrie, I had never even heard of this book until a coworker told me about it. A family moves to a rraymond area, settling in an older home. The family has young children and a mostly grown daughter who is, of course, attractive.
There are all kinds of local stories and legends about some woods nearby, including a few mysteries occurrences. Where the book differed from so many horror movies is the faerie element. Instead of some demented killer in the woods, there are wonderful, terrifying, fantastic creatures from legend. This was an entertaining book, and I finished it in less than 2 days. One of the strengths was the portrayal of the raymnd faeries.
These are no simple, benign creatures. The faeries in this raymonf are fantastic, beautiful, but utterly alien creatures. I raymmond how the author showed their allure as well as their danger. I did have a few issues, though.
The pace was a bit slow as the author built tension. However, instead of continuing to build and escalate, the tension plateaued and remained steady. My other main issue is that throughout the novel I was never emotionally engaged.
Despite a couple small complaints, this was a solid, entertaining read. Aug 10, LJ rated it really liked it Ratmond They soon find they have more to contend with than they expected. It is fantasy; it is horror. It is creepy, dark, at times violent, at times sexual and always a page-turner.
Those who love Celtic myth and Shakespeare will recognize magical elements of The Fool, elf-shot, Trooping Faeires, and more. I bought this book because I was a big fan of Raymond E.
Feist’s “Riftwar Saga”, and was I ever super-glad I did! This book is better! This is urban fantasy that Charles De Lint would later make a full career out of. Only, it isn’t really anything like Charle De Lint. It would be more accurate to describe this as an urban fantasy as if written by Stephen King at the top of his form.