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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We should all remember fairy tales are not sweet stories. It would definitely need modernising.

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There is some magic, some shocking moments and the odd bit of engaging tension but all is very much drowned out by a writer who may well be able to craft brilliant fantasy but seems to have very little gift raymondd it comes to setting something engagingly within the real world.

I am shelving this with my other facetious “to-not-read-ever” reviews, even though I have nothing against the book. Functions of the Fantastic: Books by Raymond E.

Jan 06, Jonathon Dunstan rated it it was amazing.

I’d definitely nominate them as the main characters for a sequel. I DID like how the family reacted, it was a good concern for their daughter. Retrieved 6 September And I am no brave enough as a reader to Impossible to read. Trivia About Faerie Tale. Other books like this. Faeries are not merely human with pointy ears and gem-colored eyes; they are hyper-sexual The first quarter of the book was slow raymonx 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 rale to the same location.


Internet Speculative Fiction Database. 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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Feist was born Raymond E.

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Some of the images stayed with me for years. I found the story dated and formulaic, and the ending a bit too pat and rushed. Mixing the devilishness of fairies with a cheeky splendour.

This is the first rwymond Feist’s works that I read, and on re-reading, the magic holds.


The blurbs refer to the book as “harrowing” and “forboding. Feist’s “Riftwar Saga”, and was I ever super-glad I did! 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.

While I can understand the disgust this brings to some readers, I do strongly believe that was the intended reaction. It was translated and published in Dutch as Een Boosaardig Sprookje in It was this book that inspired me to adopt my “Amadan na Briona” handle.

Ok, first let me go ahead and say that this is a true “GoodReadsstar-rating”, that is “it was ok” and nothing else. I was actually pleasantly surprised by this piece of dark fantasy, which turns out to be a pretty entertaining and scary “bonfire tale”. This is urban fantasy that Charles De Lint would later make a full career out of.

This was mostly towards the finale and I can’t hold too much of a grudge against Feist for an otherwise compelling adventure.

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It is fantasy; it is horror. That being said, Faerie Tae is different from his usual works. I really enjoyed this book! The faeries in this story are fantastic, beautiful, but utterly alien creatures. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Mar 06, Damon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: However, instead of continuing to build and escalate, the tension plateaued and remained steady. The author did his res This book has been recommended to me by several people over the years.

Basically, it’s the equiv pages in and really enjoying the pacing of this story. The story takes place in modern day but manages to wind in lots of ancient faerie mythology. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone who really loves urban or mythic fantasy.

Be the first to discover new talent! While I don’t dispute that, I can say that I find Feist’s work eminently more accessible, and therefor more enjoyable than a trip to Middle Earth. Mass Market Paperbackpages. It’s probably disparaging the quality of the writing to compare him to Dan Brown but he is the first writer who popped into my mind as I became gripped in the tale.

Nov 30, Mein Hime rated it really liked it Recommends it for: A family moves to a rural area, settling in an older home. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If neither of those are true, you are in for a chore.

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