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Jackie "the Librarian" I felt like I was missing a lot of the folkloric references when I read this book. For example, if I'd had more familiarity with, say, Hearn the Hunter, and other British myths, some of the scenes would have had a lot more depth, and made up for the lack of character development.
But overall, I prefer Diana Wynne Jones. :)


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Jon So you recommend this anthology?

Firebirds An Anthology of Original Fantasy and Science Fiction

I've read myriad novelizations of Arthurian legend and Celtic folklore so the references to those myths were welcome reminders.

The British Isles definitely have some interesting myths and legends to fuel the fires of folklore and fantasy. :)



Jackie "the Librarian" I haven't read Firebirds, but that's quite a line-up of great authors! I've seen a lot of positive reviews for it here, too.
My favorite Diana Wynne Jones are The Ogre Downstairs, Howl's Moving Castle, and Dogsbody (which has a lot of mythological references as well). I've read several novelizations of Arthurian stories as well, but not enough of the Celtic stuff, I guess.


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Jon Just added this to my BookMooch Inventory. Reserved for my BookMooch friends for seven days.

Happy Mooching.


Sent this to a fellow BookMoocher in Minnesota today.


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