A haunting entry in the World Fantasy Award winning Mythago CycleIn Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an intricate world spun from the stories of Irish and English mythology, a great forest steeped in mystery and legend, whose heart contains secrets that will change all who behold them.Young Tallis is one such seeker When she was just an infant, she lost her brotherA haunting entry in the World Fantasy Award winning Mythago CycleIn Mythago Wood, Robert Holdstock gave us an intricate world spun from the stories of Irish and English mythology, a great forest steeped in mystery and legend, whose heart contains secrets that will change all who behold them.Young Tallis is one such seeker When she was just an infant, she lost her brother Harry to Ryhope Wood Her adolescent fancies now cause her to suspect that he is still alive and in grave danger Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed only with magic, masks, and clues left by her grandfather Eventually the primitive forest gives way to Lavondyss itself, a fascinating and terrible realm where she is forced to confront the mythagos, physical manifestations of the legends of humanity s collective unconscious.Join Tallis on her quest into the ultimate unknown, and be invited into one of the finest and most compelling mythologies you will ever encounter A stunningly good book conveys the haunting power of old heroes and lost gods Locus Magical It is rare to find a sequel which measures up to its original but Lavondyss surpasses it Times Literary Supplement
Lavondyss A haunting entry in the World Fantasy Award winning Mythago CycleIn Mythago Wood Robert Holdstock gave us an intricate world spun from the stories of Irish and English mythology a great forest steep
ANNOUNCEMENT TO FELLOW BOOK PROSPECTORS Literary GOLD has been discovered.I am NOT hyperbolizing when I say that Robert Holdstock was a very special writer and his Mythago Wood Cycle is something unique and extraordinary in the world of adult fantasy, specifically mythical fiction Like the mythagos of his stories, I consider Holdstock to be an archetypal figure representing the truly literate fantasy writers who steal our breath away and unleash our imagination with their eloquent, masterly pros [...]
2.5 3 stars downgraded from a previous 5 I am not quite sure where my previous 5 star rating for this book came from I love Holdstock s Mythago Wood, but on this re read I found the second book of the Mythago cycle to be a sl o o o w burn which unfortunately never really seemed to ignite I may simply not have been in the mood for this book at this time, but I think it s than that There are significant pacing issues that drag the book down and Holdstock s desire to both go deeper into the meanin [...]
Rating 2.5 of five p79 BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGAs good as Mythago Wood was, that is how good this book wasn t I can t replace it, Tallis called If it hasn t grown back then it wasn t meant to grow back What can I do I can t stick it back on It s mine, now The tine belongs to me, You can t be angry Please don t be angry Broken Boy roared The sound carried across the land It drowned the somber tone of the Shadoxhurst bell It mark [...]
Ryhope Wood in Hertfordshire, England is where myth comes alive It draws images from the dreams and the collective unconscious of human beings and produces beings called Mythagos heroes, shamans, fantastic beasts and beautiful damsels from the primordial depths of the psyche, walking about in flesh and blood Robert Holdstock, award winning author of Mythago Wood, follows up the first tale of his fantastic realm with an even daring one a journey to The Old Forbidden Place, Lavondyss, where all m [...]
Tallis Keeton es una ni a que vive apegada al extra o Bosque de Ryhope Es capaz de ver los seres que lo habitan, y da nombre a lugares y encrucijadas La trama principal de la novela tiene que ver con la b squeda de la joven Tallis de su hermanastro Harry, perdido en el bosque Lavondyss Lavondyss, 1988 , del brit nico Robert Holdstock, es la segunda novela del Ciclo Mitago, aunque puede leerse de manera independiente Si el primer libro me pareci sublime, este segundo se me ha hecho cuesta arriba, [...]
ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Many times I don t like sequels because there s nothing new to learn Authors tend to give us all of their world building in the first novel, so I m often bored by a sequel But Lavondyss blew my mind It is, I have no doubt, one of the best fantasy novels ever written In Mythago Wood, Harry Keeton entered the forest with Steven and he s been there for years We got the sense back then that Harry had some secret personal purpose for going in it wasn t just to [...]
gr mata ir Mythago Wood turpin jums Darb ba norisin s 1950 tajos gados Rhyope wood tuvum , tas ir 10 gadus p c pirm s gr matas notikumiem tikai oreiz jau no cita skatu punkta Galven varone Tallis Keeton visu b rn bu ir pavad jusi me a tuvum un vi as jaunais pr ts mijiedarb b ar me u ir rad jis tr s amanes, kas vi u apm ca atv rt v rtus uz citu pasauli Lavondyss ar masku pal dz bu Tallis galvenais m r is, ieejot Mitago me , ir atrast un izvest no t savu br li Harry Keeton, kur taj pazudis o gr ma [...]
If the very thought of Carl Gustav Jung is enough for you to want to skip and click your heels together then this is the book for you Hugely impressive the first time that I read it as the traditional fantasy quest is here transformed into a quest through the subconscious A subconscious that teems with archetypes, in fact with an archaeology of archetypes, since as the child heroine grows to adulthood within the collective mythological unconscious she journeys back in time towards basic and fun [...]
Less a sequel to Mythago Wood than a deepening of it, Lavondyss is the story of Tallis Keeton, younger half sister to Harry Keeton, the scarred airman of that first novel When, shortly after coming back from the Second World War, Harry disappears into nearby Ryhope Wood, Tallis is determined to one day follow and find him To do so, she must learn the ways of this strange woodland, and begins her education in its dreamy, savage, folkloristic magic, endeavouring to learn the secret names and stori [...]
It s nearly six years since I read Mythago Wood, this book s predecessor, and I have to say that I went into this remembering very few details, only the general warm feeling of fondness I had for it at the time I didn t realise afterwards that it had a sequel and it is only after this books inclusion into the revamped Fantasy Masterworks Series that I spotted it and decided to pick it up Now having finished this book I can t tell whether it s because my tastes have changed or whether it s just n [...]
We all make choices everyday that allow the immediate world to unfold in a particular way This was the message in Holden s book Lavondyss We are creating and influencing life on multiple dimensions with every thought and action and these multiple dimensions and universes are all happening simultaneously Trying to follow a linear trail back to where we or anything started is almost impossible His writing incorporated concepts of reincarnation, transmigration of the soul, mystical or shamanistic i [...]
I have a bad habit of overusing the word haunting Ergo, I worry that when I use it here, it won t pack the punch it really should Let me just say, then, that when I say Lavondyss is haunting, I mean it This book settled into my bones like a hard winter It will stay in my mind forever I feel like I ve lived a whole second life by reading it, and I ll probably read it again at my earliest convenience just to see if I catch anything I missed the first time I had trouble getting into the previous bo [...]
U prvn d l ze s rie Le Myt g mn uchv til U Lavondyss se mi nejv ce l bil za tek cca do dvou p tin , pak st ed jsem etl s men m nad en m a fin le mne op t bavilo o n co v ce Kdybych to m l n jak shrnout do jedn , dvou v t, tak nap i fantasy pro dosp l pohybuj c se u na sam hranici opravdov ho velk ho rom nu Prost draci, up i a podobn propriety youth fantasy not included xD
Back to weird Started off very good with an engaging tale between a young granddaughter her doting grandfather which promised much within the lands of the Mythago s, as they re called, however we re very soon left with a teenage girl it s very much a story for the YA out there sorry but I couldn t go on finish Many will like it as its not bad at all jus wrong genre YA for me
I read these books some years ago and have kept them with the intention of reading them again, but every time I pick them up I am SPOOKED all over again Such was the profound effect they had on me so this book 2 I am not usually such a scaredy pants and love a good gripping story but I have to confess that I was truly spooked out reading this book, while at the same time unable to put it down That is not to say that it is not a good bookon the contrary, it is so well written and the scenes so be [...]
I have just finished this book and I find myself kind of hollow, sad and full of after tought I found this book to be grim and it goes further than the first book in alot of things It is so deep and I feel like I have just scraped the first layer, it is defently a re read becouse I feel like I have missed alot of it Not grasping the whole picture.It was a haunting sometimes hard sometimes funny ride, to Lavondyss But it was a good ride thanks to Holdstocks fantastic writing.
Hard to know how to rate this one the writing was excellent, and the concepts interesting, but reading it, I felt like I was slogging my way through a morass of unfocused melancholy For much of the story I experienced the frustrating feeling of being trapped in a labyrinth This may well have been intentional, but I can t say that it was always an enjoyable experience.
4.5 stars, really, but I m rounding up on account of Robert Holdstock s very heady signature cocktail of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell Only it s not a cocktail at all, but a visionary paste made of viscous golden sap mashed up with wildwood and heartwood, berries and blossoms, vivid algae and foul fungal decay, marsh stems and leaves sharpened like arrows, a hallucinatory mixture to be daubed on the temples and third eye Set aside your mortar and pestle and find a comfortable position as you joi [...]
I would compare this story to really nice, slow cooked ribs It s so good when you pick it up, but you can t help but notice that as you eat, a larger portion of it is falling off the bone You are trying to eat fast enough, but it s all falling on the floor now and now your dog is horking it down without any appreciation for how long it took to make and ugh sauce is all over your hands and you re just holding the bone and that wasn t NEARLY enough food and it started out so yummy but dinner is no [...]
Tallis is a girl unlike others as a baby, a mysterious stag that haunts the countryside appears at her house and leaves her a gift of sorts later, phantasmagorical figures follow her as she explores Ryhope wood near her home the same wood in which her brother Harry one of the main characters in the first book of this series disappeared many years before This piece of high fantasy tells the story of Tallis entry into the fantastical world beyond the woods, and her attempts to reach Lavondyss, whe [...]
I immediatley started to read this after reading Mythago Wood I enjoyed this book even , due to feeling that I had a better understanding of what was going on I grasped it in the first book, but still liked the futher explanation of the Wood This is an extremely well written book, very original, and extremely thought provoking Even after finishing the book, I believe I fully understood what I read, but on many levels I am sure I have missed certain elements of what the author was trying to get a [...]
The style of writing is still excellent, but the plot was difficult to follow Often, things happened with no explanation for why they happened, and that bothered me In other words, I generally need some kind of rhyme or reason to link events, in this book it didn t happen lt seems to be the same problem that happen s in Robert Jordan s books characters will wind up fighting some weird duel in other realms, with no explanation of how they got there or where the powers suddenly came from However, [...]
Desarrollos del concepto original que son similares en la forma pero distintos en el tono G nero Narrativa Fant stica.Lo que nos cuenta Tallis Keeton es una ni a atra da por el bosque Ryhope, junto al que naci y se ha criado y con el que tiene muchos m s lazos en com n de lo que ella piensa Tallis puede ver cosas que otras personas no perciben, y est convencida de que su desparecido hermano Harry se encuentra en el bosque, un lugar que la cambiar Segundo libro de la serie Bosque Mitago Quiere sa [...]
The first half of the book gets 5 stars, i loved everything about it, but when she entered the magical woods and the weirdo Ice Age shamanic second half began, it just totally lost steam and sense It was a struggle to get to the end, and by then my mind was reeling with disturbing cannibal and cave man details It just got a little too weird.
Sadly I caught onto the twist ending about two thirds of the way though the book and the middle was a little repetitive It wasnt as amazing as Mythago Wood but it gave you facts about the woods and Mythagos and the writing was still superb so I loved it for that
Dalo se tu it, e druh d l Lesa myt g posune la ku S SF, kter jsem p e etla, zase o kus d l Tentokr t n s doprovod jelen Mrz ek a k sam mu srdci Ryhopsk ho lesa.A ta n lo na konci, tu mohl sp chat jedin Holdstock
i first read this book when i was around twelve and i m reading it again for probably the fifth time when i first read it, i started making masks and totems and leaving them in the yard for the dog to chew and bury it s haunting and the best in this loose series.
I don t know what made him try again, but I m glad he did Mythago Wood was a landmark in modern fantasy, a book that attempted to fuse the dream like ambiance that suffused the faerie worlds of Lord Dunsany with the long ago world of Irish and English mythology, setting it all in an extremely weird forest and simultaneously trying to remind us that most myths aren t built on super pleasant foundations and just because something might seem like a dream, let s not forget nightmares are considered [...]
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In the 1950s, young Tallis Keeton forms an unusual bond with the woodland that lies beyond her house, Ryhope Wood But she cannot enter the wood until she learns the true name of the meadow that separates it from her home As she struggles to achieve this, she realises her brother Harry is lost in the woodland, and to find him she must seek out the realm of ice and fire in the heart of the wood, the realm known as LavondyssLavondyss is a stand alone companion novel to Robert Holdstock s earlier My [...]