Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel by British writer Robert Holdstock, published in the United Kingdom in It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Bosque Mitago by Robert Holdstock at – ISBN – ISBN – Ediciones Gigamesh – – Softcover.

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It demands your attention, stretches your imagination, and leaves you wanting…I loved this book and have no doubt that so too would you!!!!!!!!!!!! A sample of Holdstock’s writing: Jung defined his concept of the archetype as a formula that is the result of “countless experiences of our ancestors”.

Mythago Wood (Mythago Wood, #1) by Robert Holdstock

Tolkien and the Roots of Modern Fantasy Literature. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Product details Paperback Language: I wish I’d written this book! They all know that the woman whom they are fixated on isn’t real–the author goes to great pains let us know through them that she is made of branches, leaves and soil.

What starts as an mitqgo concept begins to unravel due to poor pacing and plotting. There are also airborne defences to prevent aircraft from getting too close, such as vortices of air or air elementals that throw an aircraft off course.

I kept wanting Steven to ground us somehow with the less familiar legends, to reassure us that elements of them had indeed passed down through the collective memory of British culture, even if the stories themselves had been lost to roberh mists of time. I remember reading it one time when I was going to Hong Kong.

Despite it it this book is easy to recommend. Instead, when things happen everyone simply takes them for granted.


The Best Books 2nd ed. Aug 27, Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves: The setting of a myth-rich magical Celtic wood itself, along with its existence side by side with the modern everyday world, are characteristics of particular interest to critics.

Within the fantasy genre Mythago Wood has drawn critical attention for a variety of reasons over a span of years. Guinevere is also a character which is based on older myths, but she has become gentrified. I am not going to summarize the story as much better reviewers than I have already done so, many times before. Martin’s Press,pages Books by Robert Holdstock.

The family estate borders the enigmatic Ryhope Wood, a forest whose ,itago had mitagk their father, and now threaten to consume Christopher as well. Both had seen mythagos as children, but their father explained them away as travelling Gypsies.

Want to Read saving…. Ryhope Woods is full of mythological creatures, familiar heroes such as Robin Hood, and Hercules, but boque mythological creatures that existed before written memory. I can see myself rereading this book in a few years and gleaning more wonderful insights. James Guide to Fantasy Writers 1st ed. When it is focused on plot, I think it’s great. Against the brighter torches she was a small silhouette, walking confidently to the middle of the glade, her spear held across her body, ready to be used if necessary.

A study of epic fantasy 1st ed. And they ignored all of the things that I found intiguing: Instead, the denizens of the wood exist in a whirling, aggressive, noncommunicative mishmash.

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The Mythagos, if destroyed, return later, alive and well. I want to reiterate that this is truly a piece of literature first and a novel of fantasy second. The book is elegantly written, and does not bog down with weighty psychological preponderance, but you will find yourself needing to pause in your reading ever so often so the blocks in your brain have a chance to shuffle.


This is a profoundly creative book, and should not be lumped in with ninety-three volume series books about teenaged girls with Special Gifts and serious badass ‘tudes. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The interior of Ryhope wood is a pre-Christian British setting in which pagan and shamanistic rituals are common, and one scholar notes that death and mortal remains are prominent and disturbing part of these works.

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When he kills C the decay of the landscape will reverse. View all 3 comments. I also thought the recollections of Steven roberr Christian about their father’s work and coldness toward their family was poignant.

Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Feb 01, Laure rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay so how does that work well the story itself is pretty straight forward, what the real mystery is and really the most intriguing character are the woods themselves. Two weeks after Christian hiked into the woods, Steven finds a woman’s body buried under the chicken huts As the story progresses we begin to discover some of the mysteries uncovered by the elder Huxley and see that the wood is much more than a simple forest Not a whole lot going on for very long stretches.

It seemed darker, somehow, more alive, and I noticed that the shrill September bird-sound of the migago edge was replaced, here, by a sporadic mournful song. He paints a complex canvas where most details are made vivid and real.