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Bertram of Butter Cross (Western Lights #4)
Bertram of Butter Cross, the fourth volume in author Jeffrey E. Barlough's acclaimed "Western Lights" series of fantasy-mysteries, is a magical tale of yearning and loss and the tyranny of years. And like the other Western Lights books in the genre that Barlough has made all his own, it is a tale chock-full of mystery. What, for example, is the hideous, snake-necked ...more
Paperback, 270 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Gresham & Doyle
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This is the weakest entry so far in Jeffrey Barlough's Western Lights series but that doesn't mean it's not a good read. It's a light-hearted look at the travails of the residents of Market Snailsby in southern Fenshire (not to be confused with the benighted residents of Slopshire) as they try to push a road through haunted Marley Wood. There's little sense of menace (nor does Barlough intend to produce one) and the pleasure in reading is following the author's usual cast of quixotic characters ...more
If you haven't yet read Jeffrey Barlough's delightful "Western Lights" series, you are in for a treat. The setting is "the sundered world," the time after a great cataclysm of some sort occurred, but I can't really explain this very well -- here's a link to the Western Lights series website that can:
Author, veterinarian and research scientist, Author Jeffrey E. Barlough has been publishing scientific journal articles, novels, and non-fiction books on a variety of subjects since the 1970's.More about Jeffrey E. Barlough...
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