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Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees
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Jan 03, 10

bookshelves: fantasy, fiction

This is one of the most lovely stories I have read about Fairyland. Lud-in-the-Mist is a town east of the Debatable Hills which contain the roads into Fairyland. The fairy characters in the novel are the perfect blend of mischievous, wicked and whimsical. I enjoy the way the tales of them are mixed up with tales of the dead returned. The characters are complex and subtle. The message of the story is nuanced and open to interpretation. The book's villain has excellent motives. The description of Fairyland itself is perhaps the most interesting in the book. It's bittersweet to say the least.
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