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Science Fiction
  • Author:
    Charles de Lint
  • ISBN:
    0441722296
  • ISBN13:
    978-0441722297
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  • Publisher:
    Ace Fantasy Books; 1st edition (June 1, 1984)
  • Pages:
    295 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Science Fiction
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Ace Fantasy Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016.

This book may not be reproduced in whole or in part, by mimeograph or any other means, without permission. Ace Fantasy Books are published by The Berkley Publishing Group, 200 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10016. Printed in the united states of america. for my mother Geradina. The Riddle of the Wren. as we perceive our dreams at centrifugal spin. so green leaves grow.

My first exposure to Charles de Lint's writing, Riddle of the Wren made me a forever fan! I go back to this one about .

My first exposure to Charles de Lint's writing, Riddle of the Wren made me a forever fan! I go back to this one about every year, and find I'm always having to purchase new copies because the ones I lend to friends. I still read it every year or so. Minda Sealy is plauged by dreams sent by the "Dream Master" who oft dream kills individuals. To escape destruction Minda goes yondering through the gate stones to other worlds to ultimantely fight the Dream Master and discover her own potential. I need another copy of this book! Mine is about worn out.

Charles de Lint takes us once again into lands infused and transformed by magic. Charles de Lint began his chronicles of the extraordinary city of Newford in "Memory & Dream" and the short-story collection "Dreams Underfoot. Magic that grows in the roots of old oaks and dances by moonlight among standing stones. In "The Ivory and the Horn, " this uncommonly gifted craftsman weaves a new tapestry of stark realism and fond hope, mean streets and boulevards of dreams, where you will rediscover the power of love and longing, of wishes and desires, and of the magic that hovers at the edge of everyday life.

Charles de Lint is one of the major writers of what has come to be termed 'urban fantasy'. My current goal is to pick some key sf/fantasy writers and read their works from earliest to most current. This might not be the brightest idea I've ever had: Many, if not most, writers grow into their work over time, particularily if they've done a large body of work. The Riddle of the Wren (De Lint's first book in terms of when he started writing) is a case in point

Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. At its heart, The Riddle of the Wren is a story about growing up and finding one's place.

Charles de Lint is the modern master of urban fantasy. Folktale, myth, fairy tale, dreams, urban legend-all of it adds up to pure magic in de Lint's vivid, original world. Minda discovers that her place is not even remotely like what she had imagined living and working in her father's inn. Perhaps that is one of the reasons that I so enjoy this book; it let me know that one did not have to live the life mapped out by circumstance and that the extraordinary was possible.

Charles de Lint, an extraordinarily prolific writer of fantasy works, was born in the Netherlands in 1951. Due to his father's work as a surveyor, the family lived in many different places, including Canada, Turkey, and Lebanon. De Lint was influenced by many writers in the areas of mythology, folklore, and science fiction. De Lint originally wanted to play Celtic music. He only began to write seriously to provide an artist friend with stories to illustrate.

The Riddle of the Wren is a Celtic fantasy novel written by Canadian author Charles de Lint. Published in 1984 by Ace Books, it was de Lint's first novel. It was republished in 2002 by Firebird Fantasy, an imprint of Penguin Group

The Riddle of the Wren is a Celtic fantasy novel written by Canadian author Charles de Lint. It was republished in 2002 by Firebird Fantasy, an imprint of Penguin Group. The Riddle of the Wren is set in an alternate universe, and is heavily influenced by the works of J. R. Tolkien, particularly The Hobbit. The novel's main character Minda Sealy journeys into other worlds to confront Ildran the Dream-master and save the Lord of the Moors.

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Charles de Lint - Auteur canadien né en 1951, Charles de Lint mêle dans ses nombreux romans et nouvelles les mythes (celtiques, gitans ou amérindiens) à la vie urbaine contemporaine.

Other books by Charles de Lint. Mulengro: a romany tale. Mynfel, whose very name was a charm against the riddling unknown, who sharpened Cat's intuition and filled the hollow places inside her with a quiet gladness, who made of simple living an art and made art a soaring swan with moon-tipped glittering wings.

Minda Sealy is afraid of her own nightmares. Then, one night, while asleep, she meets Jan, the Lord of the Moors, who has been imprisoned by Ildran the Dream-master-the same being who traps Minda. In exchange for her promise to free him, Jan gives Minda three tokens. She sets out, leaving the safety of her old life to begin a journey from world to world, both to save Jan and to solve "the riddle of the Wren"-which is the riddle of her very self. The Riddle of the Wren was Charles de Lint's first novel, and has been unavailable for years. Fans and newcomers alike will relish it.

lacki
My first exposure to Charles de Lint's writing, Riddle of the Wren made me a forever fan! I go back to this one about every year, and find I'm always having to purchase new copies because the ones I lend to friends... Never. Come. Home!!!
Hellstaff
Can't wait!!! The beginning already has me wanting more!
Yananoc
I picked this up reflexively, thinking that I had found a new De Lint. I had not realized that I had found a re-release of his second book, nor that it was intended for a YA audience.

For serious De Lint fans (me!) it is interesting to see how his themes have developed over the years. This is much more representative of his later work than something like Wolf Moon. Unfortunately it is nowhere near as polished as something like Forests of the Heart or Moonlight and Vines and the age is visible from the state of the craft. The plot is overly complicated for the length of the book, and the character of Minda is a shadow of the female characters who appear in later novels.

First time readers of De Lint probably want to begin elsewhere. De Lint fans should expect an enjoyable read, but one not quite up to the level that his work normally achieves.
Zicelik
I read this book 30 years ago and loved it, glad to find it again.
Golden freddi
Great Experience, book was delivered quickly and as described.
Velan
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Tam
a fairly light read for an adult, maybe a brilliant introduction to the genre for younger readers, a nice streak of folklore, well worth the purchase.
Out of all de Lint's books this is my favorite. I have a battered thrice owned copy that's been dropped in the river and worse...I still read it every year or so. Minda Sealy is plauged by dreams sent by the "Dream Master" who oft dream kills individuals. To escape destruction Minda goes yondering through the gate stones to other worlds to ultimantely fight the Dream Master and discover her own potential. I need another copy of this book! Mine is about worn out.