Mists of Everness
Young Galen Waylock is the last watchman of the dream gate beyond which the ancient evils wait, hungry for the human world. For a thousand years, Galen's family stood guard, scorned by a world that dismissed the danger as myth. Now, the minions of Darkness have stirred in the deep and the long watch is over. An army of mythic monsters has invaded our world, and Galen and his friends have begun to fight them. This volume continues a towering fantasy that will inspire readers every-where.
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- Paperback | 432 pages
- 140 x 210 x 31.75mm | 181.44g
- 12 Jun 2006
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
- New edition
- New edition
"Drawing on Arthurian legend and more, Wright's novel is a creative and imaginative re-envisioning with political undertones of the theme of the battle between the forces of the Dark and the Light, in which the victory of the latter promises a new world for humankind but not necessarily freedom. An interesting band of protagonists works to protect the House of Everness--the mysterious "Raven, the son of Raven," his fairy wife Wendy, and Peter, Galen's wounded war-veteran father. Paragraphs teeming with imagery, fantastical place names and personages, including Prometheus, the Reaper, and the fallen Morningstar; plus ghost ships and treacherous selkies. . . .exciting." --"VOYA" on "Mists of Everness""Boisterous Agglutination of modernized myths. . . .Wright follows in the footsteps of Neil Gaiman and Tim Powers with his own distinctive style and ideas. . . .a highly enjoyable ride."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Mists of Everness"""""Mists of Everness" rips along at the same manic pace as the first half, veering between high-toned mysticism and farce, lashings of derring-do and moments of hilarious absurdity. . . .Wright gives us adults permission to sit back and let that inner child behave badly and bravely by turns, while speaking in tongues and remembering forgotten mythologies." -"Locus" "The second volume of Wright's War of the Dreaming series dives headlong into the action that ended the first, making for a confusing start for the new reader. There's plenty of backstory, however, to catch one up, and the story is well plotted and intriguing. Wright blends our everyday world with the dark world of nightmares. He manages to pull off a scary and inventive version of the fantasy cliche about the magic worlds in cellars and behind closet doors." -"Romantic Times Bookclub" "
About John C. Wright
John C. Wright, a former lawyer, lives in fairytale-like happiness with his beloved wife and fellow author L. Jagi Lamplighter, and their three children, Orville, Wilbur and Juss Wright.