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Fertile Public Library SF ATW (Text) 33500013184502 New Available -
Fosston Public Library SF ATW (Text) 33500013184510 New Checked out 03/05/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 0756414849
  • ISBN: 9780756414849
  • Physical Description: xii, 306 pages ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Daw Books, Inc., [2019]

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"Orphaned when still a toddler, Nicholas Withybeck knows no other home than Locksley Abbey outside Nottingham, England. He works in the scriptorium embellishing illuminated manuscripts with hidden faces of the Wild Folk and whimsical creatures that he sees every time he ventures into the woods and fields. His curiosity leads him into forbidden nooks and crannies both inside and outside the abbey, and he becomes adept at hiding to stay out of trouble. On one of these forays Nick slips into the crypt beneath the abbey. There he finds an altar older than the abbey's foundations, ancient when the Romans occupied England. Behind the bricks around the altar, he finds a palm-sized silver cup. The cup is embellished with the three figures of Elena, the Celtic goddess of crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. He carries the cup with him always, listening as the goddess whispers wisdom in the back of his mind. With Elena's cup in his pocket, Nick can see that the masked dancers at the May Day celebration in the local village are actually the creatures of the wood: The Green Man--known to mortals as Little John--and Robin Goodfellow, Herne the Huntsman, dryads, trolls, and water sprites. Theirs are the faces he's seen and drawn into his illuminations. Guided by Elena along secret forest paths, Nick learns that Little John's love has been kidnapped by Queen Mab of the Faeries. The door to the Faery mound will only open when the moons of the two realms align. That time is fast approaching. Nick must release Elena so that she can use sorcery to unlock that door, allowing Nick's band of friends to try to rescue the girl. Will he have the courage to release her as his predecessor did not?"--Publisher descripton.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2
    Atwood puts a twist on the legend of Robin Hood in her first novel that combines the history of Sherwood Forest and the realm of faerie. A young monastic initiate, Nick, is guided on a quest to help the few fey left in Sherwood Forest in a battle with the evil faerie Queen Mab of Celtic legend. With the help of Abbot Maeson, Robin Goodfellow (aka Robin Hood) and Little John, this band of eclectic heroes must save both Little John and Robin's romantic interests along with all of England from Queen Mab's evil clutches. Nick is entrusted with the pitcher of the Lady Elana, the Celtic goddess of the crossroads, sorcery, and cemeteries. She helps him to guide his friend Dom to a restful passing, to decisions that help him to stay on his path of faith, and to a door that bridges both faerie and human worlds. Nick is the key to reuniting the worlds, so that religion and the regencies of the land can live in peace. This elegant historical fantasy will have readers anticipating Atwood's next book. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Rachel Atwood is the author of Walk the Wild with Me. She grew up enchanted with British History. Now she writes historical fiction with enchantments. Every time she visits the British Isles, she basks in the shadows of standing stones and glories in ancient crypts while drinking in the lush accents of the people she meets. She thinks driving on the left is natural and roundabouts are efficient as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Subject: Abbeys > England > Fiction.
Artists > England > Fiction.
Crypts > England > Fiction.
Goddesses, Celtic > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Abbeys.
Artists.
Crypts.
Goddesses, Celtic.
Magic.
Quests (Expeditions)
England.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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