Avilion

Avilion

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The triumphant return to the world of MYTHAGO WOOD, one of the greatest fantasy novels of the twentieth century

At the heart of Ryhope Wood, Steven and the mythago Guiwenneth live in the ruins of a Roman villa close to a haunted fortress from the Iron Age, from which Guiwenneth's myth arose. She is comfortable here, almost tied to the place, and Steven has long since abandoned all thought of returning to his own world. They have animals, protection and crops.

They also have two children, a combination of human and mythago. Jack is like his father, an active boy keen to know all about `the outer world'; Yssobel takes after her mother, even to her long auburn hair.

But this idyll cannot last. The hunters who protected Guiwenneth as a child have come to warn her she is in danger. Yssobel is dreaming increasingly of her Uncle Christian, Steven's brother, who disappeared into Lavondyss, and Jack wants to see 'the outer world' more than anything. Events are about to overtake them.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 258.55g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0575083026
  • 9780575083028
  • 270,456

About Robert Holdstock

Robert Holdstock gave up his career in medical zoological research to be a full-time writer. His first novel of Ryhope Wood, MYTHAGO WOOD, won the World Fantasy Award. He died in 2009.
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244 ratings
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5 29% (71)
4 41% (99)
3 23% (57)
2 5% (12)
1 2% (5)
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