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Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale: 12/05/14

cover artSeven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de Lint is the follow up / companion piece to The Cats of Tanglewood Forest. A mother and her seven daughters move to a home on a hill, where their only nearby neighbor is an older woman, presumed to be a witch.

Sarah Jane is the one sister who believes all the tales of faeries and magic told about the forest. She's desperate to meet a faerie and doesn't realize how dangerous such a wish could possibly be.

Things go awry when Sarah Jane rescues a little wooden man, thus taking sides in an ages long faerie battle. Soon she finds family in the middle of the battle as her sisters are kidnapped by opposing sides.

It's a fairly standard faerie war story but it's rendered down to a tightly told story, taking less than 300 pages. Text wise, it's probably only 200 pages but the book is filled with the lovely watercolor illustrations of Charles Vess (who has illustrated a number of Neil Gaiman's books and graphic novels).

 

 

Four stars

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