Lud-In-The-Mist

Lud-In-The-Mist

Lud-in-the-Mist – a prosperous country town situated where two rivers meet: the Dawl and the Dapple. The latter, which has its source in the land of Faerie, is a great trial to Lud, which had long rejected anything ‘other’, preferring to believe only in what is known, what is solid.

Nathaniel Chanticleer is a somewhat dreamy, slightly melancholy man, not one for making waves, who is deliberately ignoring a vital part of his own past; a secret he refuses even to acknowledge. But with the disappearance of his own daughter, and a long-overdue desire to protect his young son, he realises that something is changing in Lud – and something must be done.

Lud-in-the-Mist is a true classic, an adult fairy tale exploring the need to embrace what we fear and to come to terms with ‘the shadows’ – those sweet and dark impulses that our public selves ignore or repress.

Featuring a foreword read by Neil Gaiman’

(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018
Read More

On Sale: 25th April 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781473227880

Reviews

A Shakespearian tragi-comedy, a murder mystery and a multi-faceted allegory all in one; and a damn good story, too
Mary Gentle
[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
What we have here is that rarest of creatures, the fantasy novel of ideas
Michael Swanwick