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July 31, 2007


This is probably well-known, but Dana's story (as well as many other Chronicles of Faerie characters) continues in Melling's 4th novel in this series, The Book of Dreams. This book is particularly fascinating for anyone studying the mythic landscape as it pertains to Canada, as Melling interweaves the folktales of the indigenous and immigrant peoples (and faeries!) of Canada into a brilliant, seamless and powerful work of young adult fiction.

Yes, I do know about the fourth book...just learned about it today...and was delighted to see that it continues the Faerie Chronicles in Canada. This was originally published as a Penguin Books Canada -- Amulet/Abrams has been reissuing the Faerie Chronicles (with great covers) in the US. So I am hoping we will see the American edition of the fourth book soon.

Firstly, go raibh míle maith agat for the wonderful review! Actually, the Amulet/Abrams editions are revised and expanded versions. The new Light-Bearer's Daughter is triple the size of the original. I am currently re-working The Book of Dreams for US publication, Fall 2008. It has been a wyrd journey re-visting and re-writing the four books.

Oooooh, I didn't know that was out!

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  • The Journal of Mythic Arts was a pioneering online magazine dedicated to Mythic Arts: literary, visual, and performance arts inspired by myth, folklore, and fairy tales. Published by The Endicott Studio, co-edited by Terri Windling & Midori Snyder, JoMA ran from 1997 to 2008.

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