Avilion (Mythago Cycle, #5)
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by Robert Holdstock
Release date: July 14, 2009
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy

Mythopoeic Fantasy Award nominee 2010.

Robert Holdstock, one of the finest crafters of myth of the twentieth century, redefined fantasy literature with Mythago Wood, which won the World Fantasy Award and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire. Avilion, the first true sequel and twenty-five years in making, shows the master myth-maker at his best. So step back in the Ryhope Wood, and discover another haunting masterpiece of fantasy.

Jack and Yssobel, the half human, the half mythago children of Steven Huxley and the legendary Celtic princess Guiwenneth of the Green, were born deep in Ryhope Wood – Mythago Wood. They live in a ruined Roman villa, surrounded by mystery.

Jack and Yssobel are close, but as they grow to adulthood, so Yssobel becomes infatuated with the very heart of the wood, which is known by many names: Lavondyss, Avalon... Avilion. Jack, however, longs to find the real world that is his father's heritage.

Then Yssobel disappears, and if he is to find her, Jack must make the long trek outwards, to the real world. For through the wildwood part of him, Jack has discovered that his sister is in great jeopardy – for her dream has turned against her...

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