Wednesday, March 11, 2009

free Charles de Lint e-book!

All right. I'm not reviewing this book because it has been a while since I read it. And I have a copy, so I don't need the free e-book. But, if you haven't read Charles de Lint's Spiritwalk, now is your chance. Tor is offering it free in various e-formats.

Charles de Lint is one of my favourite authors of fantasy ever. My favourite stories are from his fictional city of Newford, but there's also several tales set in Ottawa. And I know Ottawa, which makes his urban fantasies set there even cooler. One of my favourite sets of books are his tales of the Jack of Kinrowan. Others are set at Tamson House, and Spiritwalk is one of these.

Patrick Nielsen Hayden says, of Spiritwalk, that de Lint "skilfully combines a contemporary sensibility, a great sensitivity to the rhythms and patterns of myth and folktale, and a set of simply likeable characters whose lives you find yourself wanting to hang out in."

For me, the draw of de Lint is partially his dark, lovely, painful magic, and partially his characters who are all complex, interesting people whether you like them or not. If you haven't read Spiritwalk, or any de Lint at all, this is a good opportunity to try.


Ana S. said...

I downloaded it! And I recently won a copy of Moonheart in a giveaway, so the timing couldn't be better.

Unknown said...

No kidding! I think you can read Spiritwalk standalone, but it will be better for having read Moonheart. Enjoy! Do you think you'll review them? I look forward to seeing your take!