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What to expect
At the heart of Tamson House is the Wood. And in that Wood is the Mystery.
Tamson House, in modern, urban Ottawa, is a rambling, eccentric curiosity of a house—and a place of hidden Power. Built at a point where the leylines meet, upon land that was once a sacred site, it is the gateway to a spirit world where Celtic and Native American magicks mingle and leak into our own.
In the overgrown garden of Tamson House, a Coyote Man waits, green children walk, and music rises to greet the moon. From the garden, a vast and primal wood is just one spirit-step away … and in that wood is something that threatens the very existence of Tamson House, and all who dwell within.
Charles de Lint returns to the spirit-world of his bestselling Moonheart in a splendid work of urban fantasy, bringing myth, music, and magic into our modern world.
“To discover de Lint’s writing in Spiritwalk is to be lured into a compelling world of bikers, fairies, tricksters, shamans, and secret, invisible passages to other worlds. “Edmonton Journal (Canada)
“Deftly and repeatedly crosses back and forth between dimensions to create a unique tone that links familiarity with compelling foreignness.”Toronto Star
“De Lint deftly blends native American and Celtic folklore, classic good-versus-evil conflicts, and contemporary elements with tender human moments. Characters battle private demons as well as mystical foes in these involving tales sure to have wide appeal.”Booklist
“In this sequel to Moonheart, de Lint revisits Tamson House, the sprawling Ottawa edifice that is a reservoir of psychic power and a gateway to many spirit worlds, particularly those of Native American and Celtic mythology…De Lint infuses his powerful story of sacrifice, revenge and the responsibility of power with an ancient sense of human unity with the natural world.”Publishers Weekly
“Rich and believable…[de Lint] again displays his talent for fluid cross-world fantasy.”Library Journal