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The Riddle of the Wren by Charles  de Lint
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Jul 06, 2009

really liked it
Read in August, 2009

(3.5 stars)

Classic high fantasy, 80's style. I found myself enjoying the tone a lot as I read, even as I acknowleged that the story was overrun by young-girl-epic-quest cliches. Still, an enjoyable work, by an author whose body of work is enormous. I am flabbergasted that this is the first work I have read of his, and am interested in hunting some more down. I was most intrigued by this book when the heroine was picking her way through the ruins of what felt like a long-abandoned NYC, and am excited to see that his specialty seems to be urban fantasy. I am curious to read some of the Newford books (incl. The Onion Girl) to see how his writing style evolved over time.

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