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Eyes Like Leaves by Charles de Lint
Review by Gayle Surrette
Subterranean Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9781596062825
Date: 01 November 2009 List Price $35.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

In the introduction to Eyes Like Leaves, Charles de Lint explains how this early work ended up never being published. It was finished around 1980. He edited it trying to stay true to the writer he was at the time it was written. I have to say that even knowing it's an earlier work, this is vintage de Lint. There are characters that come alive on the page and writing that pulls you into the story and makes you care about the people that inhabit the pages and what is happening to their world. This is a must have for any fan of de Lint's works.

From official release/information:

Product Description: Magic is already fading in the Green Isles, but it's still a time when myths walk the world and the children of the ancient gods are engaged in one final confrontation. But when legendary creatures wage war, it s the ordinary people who suffer the consequences--unless they, themselves, can find a way to bring an end to the hostilities. The trouble is, not all of them are able to pick a side.

Eyes Like Leaves was written in the days of Moonheart and Charles de Lint's other high fantasy novels. The tale slept like a long-forgotten lover until he recently chose to revisit (and polish) this never-before-published gem.

Eyes Like Leaves is a long (100,000 words) never-before-published novel. Our other recent de Lint collections (Woods & Waters Wild, Quicksilver & Shadow) sold out immediately and had unfilled orders for thousands of copies. We expect demand for Eyes to be even stronger, given that it is a novel, and do not plan additional printings to meet increased demand.

(Source: Subterranean)

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