Mythago Wood

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Macmillan, Sep 1, 2003 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Myth and Terror in the Forest Deeps

The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation.

For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths come to life, "mythagos" that can change you forever. A labyrinth where love and beauty haunt your dreams. . .and may drive you insane.

"Utterly enthralling."
--Times Literary Supplement

"Robert Holdstock's is one of the voices at the very heart of modern fantasy."
-Guy Gavriel Kay

"One of the strangest, most beautiful and most compelling fantasies I have ever read. A marvel of a book." --Keith Roberts

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User Review  - Nandakishore_Varma - LibraryThing

Ryhope Wood in Hertfordshire, England is where myth comes alive. It draws images from the dreams and the collective unconscious of human beings and produces beings called Mythagos: heroes, shamans ... Read full review

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User Review  - fiverivers - LibraryThing

The best of the Mythago Cycle novels, Holdstock earns the accolades he's been accorded with Lavondyss. Wonderful characterization, tense plot, a Hardian sense of macrocosmic vs. microcosmic time ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Robert Holdstock's novels include Mythago Wood, which won the World Fantasy Award; Lavondyss; and Gate of Ivory. He lives in London.

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