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Mythago Wood

Robert Holdstock's Mythago Wood is seriously one of the best faerie books I've ever read. Although there no "faeries" as such (at least not in the sense of little winged people or cold-eyed maidens), this dense work captures the primal mystery that is Faerie more effectively than any work by Gaiman or de Lint.* The tale of a man living on the edge of a haunting (and haunted) forest, Holdstock's masterwork is back in print for the first time in years:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0765307294/qid=1108401257/sr=2-1/ref=pd_ka_b_2_1/103-0790073-0099023

After a long disappearance, Holdstock has recently returned to publishing. At the moment, there are several sequels to Mythago Wood in print. I can't vouch for the quality of the others, as I haven't read them yet. Even so, I highly recommend the first book in the Mythago Cycle. Check it out!

- Phil Brucato,
Author of Deliria: Faerie Tales for a New Millennium, Mage: The Ascension, and Mage: The Sorcerers Crusade.

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* = Note that I'm a huge fan of both authors, and do not insult their talent in any way. They're both great, but this book exists on a different plane entirely.
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