The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm

The Faery Reel Tales from the Twilight Realm Some of today s best fantasists draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature in this companion anthology to the World Fantasy Finalist The Green Man Authors include Tanith
  • Title: The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm
  • Author: Ellen Datlow Terri Windling Holly Black Ellen Steiber Nina Kiriki Hoffman Patricia A. McKillip Gregory Maguire Hiromi Goto
  • ISBN: 9780142404065
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm
    Some of today s best fantasists draw on the great wealth of world faery lore and classic faery literature in this companion anthology to the World Fantasy Finalist The Green Man Authors include Tanith Lee, Holly Black, and Neil Gaiman.
    The Faery Reel: Tales from the Twilight Realm By Ellen Datlow Terri Windling Holly Black Ellen Steiber Nina Kiriki Hoffman Patricia A. McKillip Gregory Maguire Hiromi Goto,
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  • Ellen Datlow Terri Windling Holly Black Ellen Steiber Nina Kiriki Hoffman Patricia A. McKillip Gregory Maguire Hiromi Goto

    Ellen Datlow has been an award winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co edited a large number of award winning original anthologies Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After the last three with Terri Windling.She is the winner of multiple awards for her editing, including the World Fantasy Award, Locus Award, Hugo Award, International Horror Guild Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Bram Stoker Award She was named recipient of the 2007 Karl Edward Wagner Award, given at the British Fantasy Convention for outstanding contribution to the genre And has been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Horror Writers Association She co hosts the popular Fantastic Fiction at KGB Bar series of readings in New York City where she lives.


  • I skimmed the preface, intro and the poem by Charles De Lint Sorry, poetry just isn t for and because my reading time is so sparse and this book is such a tome I wanted to get straight to the stories.Catnyp by Delia Sherman I loved this one about a human child kidnapped by the faery, renamed Neef and raised as a changeling On a whim, she makes a bet with a broken hearted swan maiden that humans know about love than faeries do Unfortunately, she knows nothing about love and ventures into the lib [...]

  • Here s another good fantasy anthology edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling known for their Adult Fairy Tales series of anthologies and many years of The Year s Best Fantasy and Horror It begins with a fine essay by Windling on the origins of faeries, from medieval times to today, and includes a list of recommended reading and even of faery related music The stories I particularly liked were Bruce Glassko s Never Never , a wry tale of Peter Pan from Captain Hook s point of view Nina Kiriki H [...]

  • Preface by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling a nice reasoning for why they decided on faeries.Introduction The Faeries by Terri Windling A lot of this I knew, and a lot I did not I am not sure I was aware that the wee folk are found in every culture, I was primarily familiar with the UK faeries.The Boys of Goose Hill by Charles de Lint a nice little poem I do like how the editors have decided to have a mini biography for the author, and the author s thoughts at the end of their contribution Mr de [...]

  • I am always on the hunt for new fantasy authors, and anthologies like this provide some useful introductions Indeed, it was a previous anthology that led me to Charles de Lint, and a subsequent anthology of just his own works that introduced me to several of his literary stomping grounds 3.6 starsIntroduction The Faeries by Terri Windling An interesting little history of faery loreThe Boys of Goose Hill by Charles de Lint A lovely little poem Catnyp by Delia Sherman A changeling discovers a fair [...]

  • Over the years, Datlow and Windling have established a reputation as editors of quality fantasy anthologies This particular anthology contains various modern adult retellings of classic fairy tales which are essential reading for the fairy tale addicted such as myself Windling starts off with a fine introductory essay on the origins, varieties, and attitudes toward fairies in different cultures and, in particular, their treatment in English literature and art If you re expecting stories about qu [...]

  • This is a short story collection edited by acclaimed anthologists Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling Most of the stories have a modern twist, and most were mediocre or downright terrible I may also be a little biased because I went into the book not expecting almost every story to take place in modern America, my least favorite setting for fantasy novels The Boys of Goose Hill, Charles de Lint dumbCatnyp, Delia Sherman , stupidElvinbrood, Tanith Lee , only thing I enjoyed was the surprise at the en [...]

  • I loved this book This was collection of short fairy tales and poems that are all pretty modern, from many of the modern fairy tale authors, such as Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Charles De Lint, Gregory Maguire, etc What I liked most about this book was that, and I was presently surprised to find out after I started reading it, it is multicultural Almost all of the fairy tales take place in a different part of the world, and include cultural references to how that cultural perceives fairies Elvenbr [...]

  • A better than average collection of YA short stories and a few poems with a faerie theme I rejected a fair number of stories for whiny protagonists with trivial problems, and a few for being basically incomprehensible a short story is, well, short, and I need to know the rules within a couple of pages Also, I m weirdly uncomfortable witih writers who are palpably WASPs writing stories in other folkloric traditions, but I don t know whether that makes sense or whether it s just a quirk.Kelly Link [...]

  • Anthologies are hit or miss, win win or lose lose This festive overladen work of fantastical tales written by amazing authors was mostly gold than dross It took me a while to read through it because this book deserved my attention all the months I spent reading it The nature of the writing styles and content make it difficult to sit through in a single reading and give these authors the respect their work deserves I had no intention of disrespecting their efforts The only reason it doesn t have [...]

  • Stories are hit or miss throughout but the hits are great enough to make this a worthwhile anthology Personal favorites De La Tierra, Elvenbrood, Tengu Mountain, Screaming for Faeries, CATNYP, and The Night Market.

  • I thought it was the famous Wyrm ish classic, but it turns out it was just a collection of short stories Not what I expected, but I did finish it in any manner.

  • After finishing up Firebirds Rising, I was still hungry for fantasy short stories When I was out at Borders, I came across The Faery Reel, an award winning anthology printed by Firebird Books, and edited by two women known for their talent as editors When I looked at the list of authors who contributed and found Holly Black, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Gregory Maguire AND Patricia A McKillip, I knew that I needed to pick this up right away.The collection is based around th [...]

  • 1 Preface Ellen Datlow Terri Windling 5 Introduction The Faeries Terri Windling 33 The Boys of Goose Hill Charles de Lint poem 37 Catnyp Delia ShermanEntertaining but very YA story about a human changeling who lives in New York Between the parallel, faery version of NYC She meets a very attractive young man who wishes nothing than to get to the real NYC but, through an adventure at the midtown public library, has to make some decisions about what she herself wants 68 Elvenbrood Tanith LeeAnothe [...]

  • Reviewing as I go along Catnyp, by Delia Sherman 1 Star The main character, Neef, is annoying Her narrative irritated the fuck out of me The characters were completely one dimensional I knew practically nothing about them except their names and whether they were fairies or changelings or what have you So when the climax of the story came, I didn t care at all whether Neef and her idiotic lover would die or not In the story, Neef falls in love with a guy named Byron Immediately Love at first sigh [...]

  • I don t often read anthologies or I haven t for quite a long time I read this mainly because I couldn t find any of the books I wanted in the library and this one caught my eye as I was browsing the YA section Because its an anthology and there were parts I liked far than other parts, I feel I can t write a review the way I normally do So, instead I will just list my favourite stories poems from The Faery Reel and a little blurb telling you what each of them is about The Boys of Goose Hill by C [...]

  • Ellen Datlow e Terry Windling estabeleceram ao longo dos anos uma reputa o como editores de antologias de fantasia de qualidade The Feary Reel , uma antologia de hist rias YA originais sobre fadas tamb m mant m um bom padr o Estas n o s o hist rias vitorianas pitorescas sobre fadas com asas Estas remetem antes ao folclore sobre as criaturas que podem ser boas ou m s, perigosas ou bondosas.Muitos dos nomes mais conhecidos da fantasia moderna est o representados neste volume Charles de Lint, Delia [...]

  • ed by Terri Windling and Ellen DatlowI finished this one in a hurry last night because it was due back at the library So my thoughts on the last few stories are sketchier than for some of the earlier ones.I liked Catnyp by Delia Sherman quite a bit It had a fun twist on even the Beauty and the Beast, heroine saving the hero, theme And I naturally loved the library setting Your Garnet Eyes by Katherine Vaz was gorgeous beautifully written, with lovely characterization, and an unusual and interest [...]

  • In the past I have not been a huge fan of short story collections but this book has changed my mind I really enjoyed nearly every story in this anthology The only story that sticks in my mind as less than satisfactory It was a Peter Pan story from Captain Hook s point of view I don t generally like this kind of story and even though this one had some interesting ideas it didn t manage to strike a chord with me Neil Gaimen s poem was, on the other hand, brilliant Another gem was Screaming for Fae [...]

  • This one took quite a while to finish, as it was very thick I don t usually read too much fantasy, but I guess after reading The Green Man a similar anthology I highly reccomend and Wings one of my most favorite books ever I was interested in this collection of retellings and fairy stories from across the globe Stories poems I liked The Boys of Goose Hill, CATNYP, The Faery Handbag, The Price of Glamour, The Night Market, Never Never, Screaming for Faeries, Immersed in Matter, Undine, The Oakthi [...]

  • It s been nearly seven years since I first read this and there are still several stories that stand out vividly in my mind Chief among them is The Annals of Eelin Ok , which is a wonderfully imaginative story about a fairy that can only come to life inside sandcastles built by children, and its entire lifespan is the amount of time it takes the tide to come in and wash the sandcastle away Then there is Tengu Mountain , which takes place around from what I can tell near ancient Japan and chronicl [...]

  • The Boys of Goose Hill by Charles de Lint Fun sort of folk song 4 5 Catnyp by Delia Sherman About a changeling in New York Between and mostly set in the library PERFECTION 5 5 Elvenbrood by Tanith Lee Pretty standard changeling sort of story I liked the family dynamics in this one 4 5 The Faery Handbag by Kelly Link The ending of this one made me go ARRRRGGGHHH and it felt like it took advantage of my extreme interest during the rest of the story 3 5 The Price of Glamour by Steve Berman Faery th [...]

  • I kinda wish I wasn t this brief, but I m not in a mood for a longer review now, especially for a collection of short stories and not just one novel So just a few words on this one I liked this collection of faerie stories because its target was to depict these magical beings as they were known before they became a safe creatures for children The introduction is a well written background on the history of fairies in literature and myths, from the description of their Seelie and Unseelie Courts t [...]

  • I ve always been in love with fairytales so I just had to have this book I practically heard it calling me from the bookshelf of one of my favorite bookstores LOL.I loved the variety of faerie culture that this book has offered and I enjoyed reading different tales about the Fair Folk.I can t say that I specifically had a favorite but there were stories that stood out to me than the others, like Undine by Patricia McKillip and the Night Market by Holly Black The latter was very significant to m [...]

  • Named after a poem song by Neil Gaiman, The Faery Reel is full of goodies about the fey Although I cannot call myself a connoisseur of faery, I have read my fair share the most notable being Susannah Clarke s work and am compelled to recommend this book to anyone even remotely interested What I love about this anthology is that it covers a very wide definition of fairies selkies, mermaids, Tam Lin I loved the modern interpretations and was thrilled by those based in ancient folklore For sure a g [...]

  • Uno de los primeros audiolibros que puedo escuchar de principio a fin Confieso que llegu a l por ciertos autores, pero me llev una grata sorpresa con el resto Lo mejorcito para mi fueron las historias de Gregory Maguire, Charles de Lint, Patricia A McKillip, Jeffrey Ford y Tanith Lee, pero lo dem s no tiene desperdicio.

  • Most of the short stories were good in this book A few of them kind of tainted the overall quality of the book Having read the folklore of faeries, all of these stories have the touch of the original fairy tales and not the watered down pathetic ones that Disney has today I particularly liked Catnyp by Delia ShermanElvenbrood by Tanith LeeTengu Mountains by Gregory FrostThe Faery Handbag by Kelly LinkThe Price of Glamour by Steve BermanThe Night Market by Holly Black Never Never by Bruce Glassco [...]

  • I have not finished the entire book Faery Reel Tales from the Twilight Realm A splendid introduction, with a very interesting look at faeries from a comparative mythological perspective Was followed by short story upon short story of generally bland, teenage oriented stories Filled with cheap, juvenile romantic titter tatter and unsatisfactory eroticism The stories that did not have this, felt shallow and without any edge to them After getting through a few of these stories, I decided it was not [...]

  • Atmospheric, whimsical Engaging, lyrical.This is good for ya through adult ideal for lovers of folktales About half the stories are set in the USA or in Europe and half are in other countries Half also fall into the category of urban fantasy Good choice for people who love the modern fantasists Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen,Patricia McKillip, and Holly Black.

  • A couple of memorable stories, a few good but forgettable ones, and a few I just downright skipped My favorite stories generally involved the main character making a choice, with the aid of the fey There were a couple McKillip, and Link with an interesting writing style I only know about half of the authors, and only a little then half of these names have I read before even if only a sample from one of their books Only some of them convinced me to keep trying of their work The stories I keeped [...]

  • Wide ranging, but very focused collection of excellent short stories involving the otherworldly beings of the title None of them are about little winged fairies by any means some of the fae involved are quite dangerous A number of striking stories by good authors, including Gregory Frost s Tengu Mountain and Kelly Link s The Faery Handbag Multicultural approach means that the reader is exposed to a lot of different denizens of the realms Not at all a flyaway collection of frivolities, the book h [...]

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