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“Fabulous! DeLint is at his best with this book- it does a wonderful job of playing with relationships and blending folklore and fiction to create an enjoyable read. For everyone who loves the crow girls, they are out in full force here and some of their mystery is more explained.”see full review » see other reviews »
“One of the urban fantasy master's very best. I wanted to dance, sing, and yes, fly at the end!”Kerry Alan Denney wrote this review Thursday, March 7, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“All right, so I'm partial, but who can blame me? I love DeLint's work and must say that his mixture of urban fantasy and traditional folklore has burrowed its way into my heart with no intent of leaving anytime soon.
In this story, we don't really see any of the usual characters. They are mentioned, but never introduced. Instead there is a focus on a lesser known pair of characters, Lilly and Hank. When she goes in search of the animal people from Jack's stories, Lilly finds more then she bargained for. One of these people try to kill her, but Hank turns up just in time to lend a hand with some serious help from the Crow Girls. This first encounter with a world neither of them understand bring downtown Hank and uptown Lilly together, in ways that neither of them would have ever expected.
I think the great take away from this novel is family. Sometimes we make mistakes with our kin and we have to atone for them, sometimes our family resembles a pack of wolves out for blood and there is no atonement. Sometimes when we introduce a member of the family we add that they are the ones we chose, not the ones we born into. Hank had a rough life, his family is odd and a little damaged, but good.
I could not put this story down, I am always ready to dive headlong into a DeLint novel and only coming up for coffee. ”
“De Lint in the style of 'Forests of the Heart'. Plenty of characters that come together in a mythical adventure in modern society. The book reminded me of Karen Blixens 'Vejene omkring Pisa', where the story contains another story and then another and another...
It doesn't matter if you're a believer or not, this book will make you look twice next time a bird flies your way!”
“Native American Gods living in a junkyard near a large city deal with gangsters from New Orleans. ”carjug B wrote this review Tuesday, February 22, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“de Lint has taken a blend of Native American & European mythology to talk about the choices we make in the war of light and love against darkness & hate”Celtic_Witch wrote this review Friday, December 17, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My 2010 family book club choice. Decent book, but awesome discussion. ”Hannah L wrote this review Friday, December 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a great book. Crows, fantasy and believing in yourself.”Edge Z wrote this review Monday, October 18, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book took me a while to get into, but once I did the characters couldn't let me go. The story was so different and interesting. ”~MissieMonster™~ wrote this review Friday, April 30, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“interesting twists on some old themes. Nice characters and dialogue. Tough to get into but still a good read.”Marcus L wrote this review Wednesday, February 24, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No