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Mythago Wood

by Robert Holdstock

Part of the Fantasy Masterworks Series

Mythago Wood Synopsis

Deep within the wildwood lies a place of myth and mystery, from which few return, and of those few, none remain unchanged. Ryhope Wood may look like a three-mile-square fenced-in wood in rural Herefordshire on the outside, but inside, it is a primeval, intricate labyrinth of trees, impossibly huge, unforgettable ... and stronger than time itself. Stephen Huxley has already lost his father to the mysteries of Ryhope Wood. On his return from the Second World War, he finds his brother, Christopher, is also in thrall to the mysterious wood, wherein lies a realm where mythic archetypes grow flesh and blood, where love and beauty haunt your dreams, and in promises of freedom lies the sanctuary of insanity ...

Mythago Wood Press Reviews

Holdstock has a beautifully subtle imagination that conjures up worlds and events with enviable ease ... a writer of both heart and fire Britain's best fantasist - THE TIMES Sonorous, vivid, and utterly enthralling - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT Incredibly enchanting ... a celebration of fantasy - SPECTATOR

Book Information

ISBN: 9781473205451
Publication date: 27th November 2014
Author: Robert Holdstock
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Fantasy,

About Robert Holdstock

Robert Paul Holdstock was born in a remote corner of Kent, sharing his childhood years between the bleak Romney Marsh and the dense woodlands of the Kentish heartlands. He received an MSc in medical zoology and spent several years in the early 1970s in medical research before becoming a full-time writer in 1976. His first published story appeared in the NEW WORLDS magazine in 1968 and for the early part of his career he wrote science fiction. However, it is with fantasy that he is most closely associated. 1984 saw the publication of MYTHAGO WOOD, winner of the BSFA and WORLD FANTASY AWARDS ...

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