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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. However, instead of continuing to build and escalate, the tension plateaued and remained steady. It is fantasy; it is horror. I recommend you avoid this one. Feist’s psyche, and when i realized that nearly every subsequent book he wrote up until when I stopped giving him the benefit of the doubt ALSO included a similar scene, I gave up on him feixt an author and literally threw all the Feist books I owned from that period in the garbage.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But what the characters experience is anything but modern. Tald the Faerie Realm”. No edition or publication date stated, no numberline. If you are a book connoiseur like me, track down the Bantam Spectra 1st paperback edition with feits gatefold cover art by Chris Hopkins, which is incredible.

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Jan 27, Loederkoningin rated it really liked it Shelves: A terrific, chilling tale. Even the “good” faeries have a streak of weirdness and cruel humor. The last part of the book just spiraled downward and ended about how you might expect. It is creepy, dark, at times violent, at times sexual and always a page-turner.

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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.

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 any he dared imagine.

Oddness multiplies–leprechauns, rqymond, and other twinklies appear; the Hastings find a horde of gold on their property–and culminates in the kidnapping of Patrick.

They only change their routine by making their two sons stay near the house. Feist is certainly one of the best in the genre. I reread it as an adult not that long ago and it is still really creepy. It’s well written and well thought out. Deep in the woods, The Bad Thing and his Master are ready to break free of the centuries-old compact made to keep the Faerie world and the Human world at peace. Een Boosaardig Sprookje in Dutch.

Aug 10, LJ rated it really liked it Shelves: Tape 29, Jennifer rated it raymonr was amazing Shelves: Faerie Tale first edition cover.

I found the story dated and formulaic, rraymond the ending a bit too pat and rushed. Feist[1] first published in One thing I really loved about the book w its theme. It was also downright scary, so I would reccomend it to anyone who enjoys Faerie mythology, particularly the dark kind.

I used to like Feist when I was in my teens, but got quickly annoyed when formula writing got the better of him and he started pooping out two uninspired books a year. Jan 08, Stephen Robert Collins rated it it was amazing. To give this book ANY stars would be giving it too many. Faerie Tale is one of those taale, for me at least, that does not get better with age. Fans of Dan Brown. I really enjoyed this book!

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I contented myself with looking it up on Goodreads and I saw the alternate cover linked to this review. This book appears to have been arymond first and was easily the worst as the female character is actually described as WANTING it to take place for a portion of the rape.

I’d definitely nominate them as the main characters for a sequel.

He has written way better stuff. This is a darker version of faerie, alongside a more normal world, if that makes sense. Raymond E Feist has built an impressive catalog, and even been likened to a modern day Tolkein. It took me a long time to read the book just because I haven’t had a lot of time to read in the past month, but I always looked forward to getting back to the Hastings and finding out what was up with the weirdness in their world.

If you want a good take on a similar theme, I recommend just about anything by Charles De Lint or Holly Black — steer clear of this one however. But it was sloppily and disturbingly written.

Just don’t read it home alone, in the dark. Mar 06, Damon rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: