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Eyes Like Leaves

Written by Charles de Lint

Average Score: 73(3)

Taking a delightful departure from his more common urban-fantasy settings, this epic tale from acclaimed author Charles de Lint weaves elements of Celtic and Nordic mythology while bringing sword and sorcery to the forefront. Summer magic is waning in the Green Isles, and the evil Icelord is encasing the lands in a permanent frost while coastal towns are pillaged by snake ships. Mounting one last defense against the onslaught, a mysterious old wizard instructs his inexperienced apprentice in the art of shape-changing. Mercilessly pursued by the Icelord's army, this newfound mage gathers allies—a seemingly ordinary young woman and her protective adoptive family—and they flee north in a desperate race to awaken the Summerlord. Time is running short for the Summerborn, especially when a treacherous family betrayal is discovered.

Book Details

Paperback, 336 Pages
Published by Tachyon Publications on January 16, 2012
First Published by Subterranean in 2010
ISBN-10 1616960507
ISBN-13 978-1616960506


Library Journal | Jackie Cassada
Review Rating: 80
...bears de Lint's characteristically lyrical prose and hypnotic storytelling.
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SFRevu | Gayle Surrette
Review Rating: 80
Nothing is easy in de Lint's fantasies but they are definitely worth reading.
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Fantasy Literature | Marion Deeds
Review Rating: 60
I enjoyed the book and I think the classic Good versus Evil plot still holds up, but Eyes Like Leaves is most interesting as a look back at a gifted writer's beginnings.
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