Dreams Underfoot - Newford, Bk 1 Author:Charles de Lint Welcome to Newford.... — Welcome to the music clubs, the waterfront, the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the... more » lost. Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the grey harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song.
Like Mark Helprin's A Winter's Tale and John Crowley's Little, Big, Dreams Underfoot is a must-read book not only for fans of urban fantasy but for all who seek magic in everyday life.« less
Charles De Lint brought me around to the "fantasy" style of writing. I had never once found myself interested in a fantasy novel before him. Since then, I find myself scooping up every single book I've found by him.
This particular novel is a wonderful collection of short stories, incorporating favorite Newford characters we've all come to know and love. Good for a quick read or a quick fix on a long day.