Gate of Ivory, Gate of Horn (Mythago 6) Paperback – 5 Aug 2002
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About the Author
Robert Holdstock is the winner of the World Fantasy Award for his classic fantasy novel MYTHAGO WOOD. He is regarded as one of the 20th century's leading writers of myth and fantasy, and has written novels for over twenty years, including the MYTHAGO sequence, the novel of John Boorman's film, THE EMERALD FOREST and THE FETCH. Robert Holdstock was born in Kent, and lives in North London.
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Perhaps more than any of the other books in the Mythago sequence this one is bursting with interesting characters- the heroes who have populated 10000 years of story and legend awaking from their own stories to join the impossible hunt from the Mabinogion's tale of Culhwch and Olwen.
Packed with psychological and mythic resonance, this book stands alone, head and shoulders above the crowd of fantasy literature. But it is also an iteration, another layer on the story of Mythago Wood and after reading it, you can go back to that book and you will find it has changed as well.
Steven's brother, who has never recovered from his mother's suicide after an terrible attack by a band of Mythago warriors when he was only a small boy, is now a grown man and goes exploring into the Wood. There he joins the Long Person, a makeshift group of forgotten figures from past legends, among which Guiwenneth, with whom he'll deeply fall in love. After living with them for a while, he learns that they're here to help the warrior Kylhuk's Legion in his quests, and soon Christian discovers he has a role to play too.
What I enjoyed in this fifth volume is the diversity of interesting characters and their stories. It was also great to read Christian's side of the story. Indeed in this tome he appears as a much less barbaric and more humane person than in the first one.
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Robert Holdstock's Mythago series are among the very best fantasy novels ever written. If you love fantasy/sci-fi I strongly recommend these in fact, all of his books, he was a... Read morePublished on 4 Dec. 2013 by adrian crutcher