Book Reviews of Into the Green

Into the Green
Into the Green
Author: Charles de Lint
ISBN-13: 9780812522495
ISBN-10: 0812522494
Publication Date: 1/15/1995
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 33 ratings
Publisher: Tom Doherty Assoc Llc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
This is the story of Angharad, who has the power in triplicate: tinker, harper and witch. I loved this book. The writing was lyrical, magical and very Celtic in nature. A fast read, once I started, it was so hard to put down! {Hubby had to make dinner!!}
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Helpful Score: 1
Fantasy. Celtic folklore woven into a tale of loss and redemption/
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Fantastic nature fantasy.
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An ancient artifact of evil is found by chance and enters the world. A young woman named Angharad, who is "Summerborn" i.e. a witch, learns that it is her mission to track down this artifact (a puzzle-box) and face its evil at the risk of great danger to herself, lest all magic be destroyed by its great evil. Her task is complicated by the fact that the general public in her pseudo-medieval world are severely prejudiced against witches, and sometimes lynch them - or worse.
With the help of a young boy, a wizard, and an alcoholic veteran - and the more ambiguous association of an enigmatic assassin - she sets out on this quest.
This book is not up to DeLint's usual standards. It's overwhelmingly typical, and overall quite mediocre. It's further compromised by the fact that the first half of the book was rewritten (?) from previously published short stories, which means it just sort of meanders around, and the plot doesn't actually get going until the second half of the book.
Not dreadful, if you're a fan of classic fantasy, but there's much better out there.