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Magic and its attendant beings, the Elves, have returned from time’s abyss, reigning over our descendants, while the fallout of previous millennia has resulted in mutations: some people have evolved into dwarves, gnomes and trolls. Young Shea Ohmsford is a human-elf hybrid, who, as our story opens, does not realise that he is of royal blood. Urged to find the fabled sword of Shannara by the druid Allanon, a somewhat unreliable narrator whose talent for misdirection is balanced by his generally benign nature, Shea must undertake a perilous quest to defeat the malign Warlock Lord, all the time evading the demonic Skull Bearers, the be-winged nemesis of Shea and his bold companions.
26 LEWIS CARROLL Read on Bones of the Moon; Kissing the Beehive; Black Cocktail Graham Joyce, Dreamside; Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale LEWIS CARROLL (aka CHARLES LUTWIDGE DODGSON) (1832–98) UK THE ANNOTATED ALICE (edited by Martin Gardner, 1960) Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and its sequel Through the Looking Glass (1871) are amongst the most acclaimed novels for children ever written, revealing the bizarre, nonsensical dreams of their charmingly stubborn and self-possessed heroine.
His eyesight was weak and he wrote no novels but his disarmingly modest, slender stories are substantial enough. Throughout his writing life, Borges was an unrepentant acolyte of Poe, >> Lovecraft and Wells. His late work is neglected in comparison to his more feted early material, but The Book of Sand is a thematically perfect introduction to the recurrent contemplations of The Fantastic’s premiere figurehead. G. Ballard, The Unlimited Dream Company John Barth, Chimera Donald Barthelme, The King Dino Buzzati, The Tartar Steppe >> Angela Carter, The Passion of New Eve Adolfo Bioy Casares, The Invention of Morel Samuel R.