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Solid urban fantasy set in Ottawa and sticking pretty close to the traditional British Isles faerie creatures Sidhe the Slaugh trolls kelpies giants hobs spriggans the Wild Hunt shapechangers dwarves pooka hags bogans swan maidens and swan men and goblins Characters in these two books do mention that the fae came across to the New World with European settlers to find that the natives had their wn magical beings already but these beings are never seen in these stories Jack f Kinrowan is actually two books riginally published separately I liked this book It s rough around the edges apparently it s ne Harvest to Hydrosol: Distill Your Own Exquisite Hydrosols at Home of de Lint s earlier works but it s a great adventure just the sameJacky Rowan is the main character in this collectionf two novels She s a Jack in the Hunchback old sensef the word she s full Buddy of tricks and a lotf luck If you re a fan The Space Child's Mother Goose of de Lint you know what comes next Faeries are everywhere and they re under attack Jacky wants to help but is she lucky enough for THISI m a sucker forld school fantasy and this fits the bill It s a romping adventure that features faerie biker gangs and god like fiddlers I recommend to anyone who loves urban fantasyGiving it three stars for a good story I The Quotable Hitchens from Alcohol to Zionism: The Very Best of Christopher Hitchens only wish it were polished Onef the best The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told: Seventeen Incredible Tales of the best This book was my introduction to the writingf Charles de Lint One f the very best authors ever I started with his Jack f Kinrowan and then read Moonheart and never left I wish Goodreads allowed half stars because I think this book is really a 35 Jack the Giant Killer retells the Jack motif from Charles De Lint is a fairly well known name among urban fantasy authors and seems to be highly regarded As I ve read most Cómo ligar con esa chica que tanto te gusta y a la que le gusta otro of the books by his contemporaries Emma Bull recently but I d also include Tim Power and James Blaylock amongst that list it seemed like someone worth trying at some point especially since he has a decently fervent fan baseThis is anmnibus Death Threat of sorts collecting two novels based around the same character Jacky Kinrowan a young woman recently reeling from a breakup who decides to cut her hair and fall into the worldf faerie in that rder but not intentionally so Along the way she finds she has to deal with the Seelie and Unseelie Courts and their endless war against each ther navigate her role as The Jack despite the fact she has no magical abilities although she does have the accidental luck f Inspector Gadget n her side Oh and she s Canadian which means she s probably nicer than anyone you knowThese are somewhat early novels by De Lint but not super early in his career apparent beloved fan favorite Moonheart was published almost three years before the first novel here in 1984 and they definitely come across as a combination f someone still figuring ut his style and a collection Porter Rockwell: A Biography of moments that remind youf Satire other better moments inther fantasy novels even Deflower the Boss ones that were done later In De Lint s world much like a lotf Hebrew magic amulets other fantasy writers the faerie world exists alongsideurs but can t really be seen but nce seen brings the protagonist into a world f magic and wonder and danger that involves them in a situation they don t ask for but with a variety Being There of pluck and friends in the right places they manage tovercome all the stuff that should be working against themThe problem is that a lot هذه بلادنا: الجواء of it feels weightless without much depth to it Problems abound from thepening scenes Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom of Jack the Giant Killer where a boyfriend bereft Jacky witnesses the Wild Hunt a bunchf guys n motorcycles which nly reminded me f a similar and effective scene in Matt Wagner s comic series Mage It doesn t take long for Jacky to get involved in a rescue situation where she has to save the daughter f a powerful ruler from the Unseelie Court enlisting the help Witness to the Martyrdom: John Taylor's Personal Account of the Last Days of the Prophet Joseph Smith of new friends in the process and relyingn the fierce sassy attitude f her best friend KateDe Lint has clearly done his research and even if he does get bonus points for setting the action in Ottawa f all places there are times when it seems that the story exists to depict the various members f the world f faerie and give us reasons to go meet them all leading eventually to slight plot coupon feel where Jacky has to collect the new magical bject r talk to the next interesting person to move forward in her plans most The War at Home: One Family's Fight Against PTSD of which seem to fall into place by happenstance anyway She comes across as nice and willing but innocuous with the hintf romance between her and another faerie ddly chaste and lacking almost all chemistry anyway so for the most part you re impressed at the scenery as the parade f various denizens f the mystical realms. Jack f Kinrowan An acknowledged classic f contemporary fantasy Jack f Kinrowan brings together in Ten Thousand Goddam Cattle: A History of the American Cowboy in Song, Story and Verse one volume Charles de Lint's rollicking sagaf wild faerie magic Set Theory, Logic and Their Limitations on the streetsf the city Hurled into the mythical land f Faerie by a faceless gang f bikers young Jacky Rowan is stunned when she is immediately hailed as the legendary hero
Appear to either help r harass poor Jacky The problem is that De Lint ften has a hard time making this feel magical Where a John Crowley can imbue such a situation with a dreamy weight that feels like a half remembered dream The Stringbean Murders or Neil Gaiman can impart a feelingf impending lost innocence and deadly menace De Lint mostly plods along without breaking a sweat too much relying that we want to see Jacky succeed because her and Kate are nice people and the أساطير شعبية من قلب جزيرة العرب: الجزء الرابع other court is capital E evil than anything anyone doesr earns While he gets credit for including two women as lead characters stripped Stricken (Asphalt Cowboys, of any sensef the personal that the best fantasy can have whether it s Matt Wagner basically writing a metaphorical version The Sporty Game of his autobiography in Mager Emma Bull constructing a version American Yakuza II of her life that never existed in War for the Oaks and making it feel real through her connection with the music scene you re left with a story where the magic is all in the funny names and bizarre situations While Jacky does her best to struggle it never feels like anything is at stake in the same way that War for the Oaks where the decision to stick itut versus running for her life felt like a choice with real conseuences for everyone involved It all lopes along easily but the closest it comes to actual magic is the character Inventions That Changed the World: Working Wonders of the gruagargh thenly person that seems to have a sense Love Onboard: Cupid's Caribbean Cruise of weight and age and mystery that the restf the novel seems to lack the hint that there are mysteries that can t be explained and probably won t be something that Little Big and even Holdstock s Mythago Wood seem to do effortlessly The Vertical Mind: Psychological Approaches for Optimal Rock Climbing only thing effortless seems to be the climax which achieves Gaiman levelsf But it s the journey that s important right But it s a pleasant read even if it s not super memorableUnfortunately Blood Love once the shockf the new wears ff you re left with another story in pretty much the same style when he returns to the characters for Drink Down the Moon Jacky and Kate have roles in their new jobs but for the most part the story focuses n new characters a fiddler that gets caught up in events when someone tries to steal the power f the moon and a friend who is half faerie but has a sister who is fully in the realm f faerie De Lint spends too much time focusing n them and not enough n what could be the far interesting story Jacky screwing up her first real crisis and all the conseuences that stem from that and how everyone has to deal with the fact that the girl in charge they re all trusting to solve their problems doesn t have the slightest idea what she s doing But again it all slides down easily as everyone romps around in situations that don t hold any surprises As lacking in inner lives as Jacky and Kate are at times Kate s wacky best friend shtick is light years entertaining than the ften colorless supporting characters that the novel introduces Even the villain who is supposed to be dangerous enough to ruin everything holds none f the mystery and swaggering menace that he barely gathers to himself before he s revealed and afterwards isn t much better than a B grade villain ranting and raving his ne trick briefly taking Jacky ut DIY, Dammit!: A Practical Guide to Curse-Free Crafting of the picture isn t something he apparently is able to repeat even after he s in a position to do it again giving everyone time to fumble together a way to stop him Andnce again the climax comes far too easily and uickly ending it n a note so lightweight you might find yourself wondering if you somehow missed the climax a variation n music brings ut the real magic done far better and viscerally in the rock and roll riented War for the OaksBut both these novels stand as missed Civil rights, tool of communist deception opportunities given a chance to really evoke a worldf wonder and mystery De Lint ften seems like he s coasting n Cutthroat our memoriesf An Eastern Orthodox Response to Evangelical Claims other better novels and is willing to hope that his audience is so eager to read stories like what they already adore that they ll devour anything that even partially resembles it even if the result is a hollow facsimile trapping the echoesf The Claiming of the Shrew other works inside itself and hoping that if the structure warps the sound enough you won t recognize it from its source If you ve exhausted your fantasy library and absolutely have to read something that mentions faeries then this is a harmless but toothlessption never raising its pulse Summoned over pleasant But there sther work far worth your time perhaps even stuff by De Lint himself This is merely a shadow I thought I d found all the magic worlds I could love and believe in but this book proved me wrong It feels like it wasn t written by a man and I mean that as a comp. Ack f Kinrowan and directed to save the land from a treacherous evil forceContentsJack the Giant Killer A faceless gang f bikers n Wild Hunt through the streets f present day Ottawa hurtles young Jacky Rowan across the threshold into the perilous land Baghdad, Mon Amour: A Journey of Exile and Return of Faerie There to her dismay she is hailed as the Jackf Kinrowan a nce and future tric.
Liment since the protagonists are women He did well In Jack the Giant Killer the first f two novellas in this book Jacky Rowan has just realized that her life is not going where she wants it to go She drifts along refusing to take care f her life and just staying at home doing nothing She decides to change her life after a nasty breakup In a fit f piue she goes The Taste of Spruce Gum out drinking alone Staggering home she sees a little man being chased by 9 menn motorcycles She tries to help him but the little man is killed She runs to a nearby house to try to get help but no ne answers the door She runs back to where the little man s body was nly to see it disappear leaving behind She Stoops to Conquer only a red capThe next day she almost convinces herself that the alcohol was just making her see things that weren t there but she can t explain where she got the cap from She puts itn and starts to see people straight ut f Faerie She eventually finds Orb out that the Unseelie Court has been getting stronger and stronger and has actually stolen the local Laird s daughter The Seelie Court is so weak that everyone is afraid to go in searchf the poor girl Jacky decides to just go looking herself With a hob s stitcheries giving her invisibility and swiftness the help The Dandy and Lady Penelope of her best friend Kate and a whole heapf a Jack s luck Jacky sets ut to set the local Faerie courts to rightsI loved how Jack becomes Jacky in this story Who says women can t be clever lucky tricksters She fills the role f Jack perfectly coming up with ingenious solutions to problems and avoiding pitfalls in the tradition Multi-Family Therapy of the best fairy tales I also loved how Jacky reachedut and took control National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America, 7th Edition of her life Itbviously can be done but it s usually easier to just keep going with the flow It takes real bravery to make a real changeWhat I have always loved about Charles de Lint is the way he weaves fantasy into modern life Yeah urban fantasy is common now but de Lint was ne f the earliest authors in the genre Reading this for the first time years ago I loved how urban Faerie have developed a tolerance for iron And why wouldn t the Wild Hunt appear n Harleys This is taking place in the 20th century after all I just liked the idea that there is to the world than meets the eye and fairies are not fragile creatures who can nly survive in the wilds They would have to be adaptable I love Charles de Lint because A History of Prophecy in Israel, Revised and Enlarged of his characters I can t say that Jacky and her friend Kate are somef my favorites but I do love to read about their friendship They are silly and brave and honest with each Think good thoughts about a pussycat other and neither would ever abandon thether The One, Two, Three Me other novella Drink Down the Moon was not as strong for me Jacky has gotten a littlever confident and makes some big mistakes As a result an evil force has wrought havoc n the wild faerie and has started causing big damage in her area f Faerie Kinrowan Kate is the true hero who realizes what s going Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos on and starts actingn it There are two parallel plots throughout most f this story I was most interested in Jacky and Kate s story On a straight read it gets a little ld to read about the humans Johnny and Henk going through the same bewilderment that Jacky and Kate went through as they adapted to Faerie in Jack the Giant Killer The books were published years apart and reprinted together later so that s not entirely de Lint s faultThe wild faeries that Johnny and Henk stumble Tea for Ruby onto are a little too belligerent and blood thirsty for my taste They have been through a lot but it s not the humans fault I did like mercurial Jemi and her relationship with Johnny but the rest were very angry and bitterSo 4 stars for Jack the Giant Killer and 3 stars for Drink Down the Moon I ll round up to 4 because I love de Lint so much His Newford books are still my favorites but this was a very strong entry in his bodyf work The two books contained in this The Life of Saint Philip Neri omnibus edition are about Jacky and Kate twordinary Ottawa women who get drawn into the machinations f Faerie Definitely not my favorites by de Lint Charles de Lint is ne f the pioneers f urban fantasy This book set in Ottawa Ontario Canada is a brilliant trip into this genre I absolutely devoured this book in just a few sittings The characters are likeable the story is rich and de Lint s style makes it easy to get into and tough to put down I live in Ottawa so the areas described in the book are well known to me however de Lint is brilliant at making you know the area the story takes placeThis is simply a great trip into a great fantasy world I m re reading all the Charles de Lint books I I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 own and setting them free 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Kster hero whose lot is to save the Elven Courts from unimaginable evilDrink Down the Moon Once the realmf Faerie drew its power from the Moon herself But now a ghastly creature has stolen that power and enslaved the Fair Folk and Jacky Rowan herself Only Johnny Faw a handsome fiddler unaware f his magical gifts has the power to set them fre.
Charles de Lint is the much beloved author of than seventy adult young adult and children's books Renowned as one of the trailblazers of the modern fantasy genre he is the recipient of the World Fantasy Aurora Sunburst and White Pine awards among others Modern Library's Top 100 Books of the 20th Century poll conducted by Random House and voted on by readers put eight of de Lint's b