Lud-In-The-Mist

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781473225565

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A true classic – and the ‘single most beautiful…and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century’ Neil Gaiman

Lud-in-the-Mist is a prosperous country town situated where two rivers meet: the Dawl and the Dapple. The Dapple springs from the land of Faerie, and is a great trial to Lud, which rejects anything ‘other’, preferring to believe only in what is known, what is solid.

Nathaniel Chanticleer, a dreamy, melancholy man, is deliberately ignoring a vital part of his own past; a secret he refuses even to acknowledge. But with the disappearance of his daughter, and a long-overdue desire to protect his son, he realises Lud is changing – and something must be done.

Reviews

What we have here is that rarest of creatures, the fantasy novel of ideas
Michael Swanwick
[involves] fundamental questions of how a society and its members understand their own history, and how they make sense of the conflicts embedded in social class and political power
Mary Beard, TLS
The single most beautiful and unjustifiably forgotten novel of the twentieth century
Neil Gaiman
A Shakespearian tragi-comedy, a murder mystery and a multi-faceted allegory all in one; and a damn good story, too
Mary Gentle