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Someplace to Be Flying by Charles  de Lint
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Nov 07, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy
Read in November, 2008

An excellent Newford book which tells the backstory for Jack Daw, Kerry, and Katy. A photographer (Lily) is rescued from a mugging by a passing gypsy cab driver (Hank). The mugger turns on him, but before he can kill Hank, he and Lily are saved by the crow girls, and healed. This begins an odd adventure, as they discover that it wasn't a random mugging, and that Lily has something the cuckoos want. And that it has something to do with Raven's pot, and with Cody trying to remake the world again. This is a deeply mythic adventure, without much reference to the outer world.

I found the description of The Rookery (Raven's home, and home of many of the characters) to be oddly like Neil Gaiman's Doll's House story in Sandman, which I really loved. Similar characters in some ways, and definitely some similar themes. This was really cool.
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