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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Ok, first let me go ahead and say that this is a true “GoodReadsstar-rating”, that is “it was ok” and nothing else. I loved the ending. The author is so obviously infatuated with his main female character it makes you feel dirty reading it.
The last part of the book just spiraled downward and ended about how you might expect. I wish a studio would option it for production. Interesting, the Da Vinci Code released intobut I read it first came to my mind as well with the conspiracy part of the story.
This was mostly towards the finale and I can’t hold too much of a grudge against Feist for an otherwise compelling adventure. Please provide an email address. To ask other readers questions about Faerie Taleplease sign up. I had forgotten the details of the plot so this was almost like a fresh read. The adults were a little two-dimensional, with the character of Mark Blackman in particular being there simply for exposition, but the fairy encounters more than made up fo Really a 4.
That being said, Faerie Tale is different from his usual works. Faeries are not merely human with pointy ears and gem-colored eyes; they are hyper-sexual, capricious creatures that have few features of humanity about them at all. The adults were a little two-dimensional, with the character of Mark Blackman in particular being there simply for exposition, but the fairy encounters more than made up for it.
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I reread it as an adult not that long ago and it is still really creepy. Feist’s “Riftwar Saga”, and was I ever super-glad I did!
I was a tad concerned after reading some of the comments but it’s a gripping read. It would definitely need modernising. The blurbs refer to the book as “harrowing” and “forboding. The land of Faerie has intersected with the mundane world and the consequences can’t be anything but frightening, amazing, fantastic, and at times slightly horrific. I’m something of a student of Faerie, and I found that the evil character didn’t ring fearie to the lore Fawrie have read.
Faerie Tale is a supernatural thriller, falling within the subgenre of contemporary fantasyby American writer Raymond E. It was like watching the old, original Battlestar Galactica as a child and then re-watching it as a college student- I guess I liked the Vipers, but gosh, I didn Faerie Tale is one of those books, for me at least, that does not get better with age.
As Phil’s twins, Sean and Feiat, soon discover, there is more to their new home than was expected. Sets up the characters and the normal world with twinges of the odd and unsettling. I found the story dated and taerie, and the ending a bit too pat and rushed.
Despite loving the Riftwar books and all the subsequent sequels and series, I had never even heard of this book until a coworker told me about it. The daughter has a trust fund in the millions, and her boyfriend is somehow also a great screenwriter in the making.
Although set firmly in late s New England, Feist draws upon various strands of faerie lore including Shakespeare, the tale of Thomas the Rhymer and Scottish and Irish folklore.
For those of you who get mad at a lot of books because they don’t have good endings, you have nothing to worry about here.
However, instead of continuing to build and escalate, the tension plateaued and remained steady. Written before there was such a fejst as ‘urban fantasy’, this book would fall into that category: Raymond E Feist reads like an early Dan Brown, the characters are there primarily to move the action forward.
It is creepy, dark, at times violent, at times sexual and always a page-turner.
If only the human world could have been equally lavishly rendered, but with the most tiresomely cardboard thing and wholly unengaging imitations of real people particularly the women I can’t help but find myself rooting for the insane and twisted Erlking. Nov 24, Elizabeth rated it it was ok. The plot taoe along fairly well after the initial slowness, and there are some interesting twists and developments with secret societies and ancient history. Feist first published in But it was sloppily and disturbingly written.