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The Butter Spirit's Tithe [Kindle Edition]

Charles de Lint
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Book Description

Short story. The Butter Spirit’s Tithe first appeared in Emerald Magic, edited by Andrew M. Greeley; Tor Books, 2004, and was most recently reprinted in Muse and Reverie, Tor Books, 2009.

Conn O'Neill is trying to make a go of it as a Celtic guitarist until he inadvertently runs afoul of a vengeful spirit. Cursed for seven years, at the end of which his soul is promised as a tithe to the fearsome Grey Man, Conn's only hope lies with his musical partner Miki Greer. Miki knows a thing or two about Irish spirits, having lost her brother to them in de Lint's novel Forests of the Heart. She's not about to let them claim someone else.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 172 KB
  • Print Length: 33 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Triskell Press (7 April 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #358,400 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent! 25 May 2012
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This thoughtful little tale has been published before in one of Charles de Lint's anthologies. However, it's nice to have it on Kindle too. It tells the story of a young musician who upsets a 'butter spirit' who not only plays nasty tricks but wants the boy for the tithe to a much nastier spirit, the Grey Man. Luckily, Conn's fellow musician, Miki, who is a de Lint regular character, knows just how to fight the world of fey, and it's a race against time to save her friend from... well, read it and find out. As usual, de Lint draws you in and makes the story happen right in front of your eyes. A keeper!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Butter Spirit 8 May 2014
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Enjoyed this magical short story of love and deception. Charles de Lint weaves a magic spell of words and dreams that help his books enchant and lead you to another land
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love the Kindle edition Charles DeLints work 15 Mar. 2013
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Charles DeLint is one of my favorite authors. So far I have not read a book or story by Charles DeLint that I did not like. I received a Kindle in 2010 so was very happy to be able to get some of Mr. DeLint's never work in Kindle format
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite Enjoyable 29 Dec. 2012
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If you like Charles de Lint, then you will enjoy this book. If you don't know de Lint, this story will give you a slight taste of what he is about. However predictable his stories might be, it is always enjoyable to spend time in his fantasy world, hanging with his characters, whether human, fey or manitou. Contemporary fantasy so good, some swear it's true.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love 2 Dec. 2013
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I love the characters here even if it's a short story, they're easily relatable. The music is described so well, I can feel my feet tapping when they start playing. Conn is a musician whose behavior unintentionally begets the ire of a butter spirit. He has to stop the butter spirit's intention to offer his soul to the Grey Man with the help of his musician partner, Miki and her friends. This is a story about helpful friends and true love.
5.0 out of 5 stars Urban Fantasy by the Master 26 Oct. 2013
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We have all heard of Newford and the strange and unusual things that happen there. It is a city where fae, and human mix and often one cannot tell the difference between the two. This often leads to problems when humans fall into conflict with members of the Faery Realm. Conn O' Neill knows this well.

Charles de Lint is one of the masters of Urban Fantasy and is often called the "Father of Urban Fantasy" for good reason. This book blends a hefty dose of Celtic myth and legend with modern Irish pragmatism.De Lint presents a picture in which the Fae are weakened because people no longer believe in them but, they are by no means powerless. His writing is impressively detailed. Frankly this is one of the best short stories I have ever read by de Lint and I am rather surprised that I did not run into this little gem in the original collection it was published in.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Read 15 Sept. 2013
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I never tire of Charles DeLint' s marvelous writing. His characters all live and breathe on the page, in the wires, and best of all in his readers hearts.
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