The old house Kellygnow, an artists' and writers' colony, welcomes and shelters those who are looking for a little more out of life, a little less reality. Bettina San Miguel is not an artist, but a model, who thought to stay at Kellygnow for only as long as it took to find an apartment in Newford . . .but a week turns into a month and before long she realises she's home.Then the brujeria in her blood calls out to the spirits and she finds herself walking in myth time, that piece of the past or the future where the city didn't exist yet or is long gone, maybe. There she meets one of los lobos, the wolves, who are drawn to humanity, to take their warmth for their own . . .
As a child, Donald MacIntosh's heroine was Mary Kingsley, a nineteenth century traveller who successfully took on the forbidding forests and swamps of West Africa. It was an adventure he was to follow for much of his adult life, spending thirty years as a forester in the so-called 'white man's grave'. MacIntosh, however, more than lived to tell his tales, which he does so here with characteristic gusto and relish. Here are stories of a somewhat salty nature, both in style and subject matter. In Africa, MacIntosh writes, the sea never sleeps and Forest of Memories is equally vibrant. As always, the tales are rich with characters and humour: Laval, the temperamental but highly successful fishing baboon; Jig-time Charlie, ladies' man and local footballing legend; and the beautiful Titi, who employed both feminine guile and cat droppings to win an international angling competition.As sharp and cutting as the teeth of the tigerfish, this latest collection finds Donald MacIntosh in splendidly wicked form once again.
In the Old Country, they called them the Gentry: ancient spirits of the land, magical, amoral, and dangerous. When the Irish emigrated to North America, some of the Gentry followed...only to find that the New World already had spirits of its own, called manitou and other such names by the Native tribes. Now generations have passed, and the Irish have made homes in the new land, but the Gentry still wander homeless on the city streets. Gathering in the city shadows, they bide their time and dream of power. As their dreams grow harder, darker, fiercer, so do the Gentry themselves--appearing, to those with the sight to see them, as hard and dangerous men, invariably dressed in black. Bettina can see the Gentry, and knows them for what they are. Part Indian, part Mexican, she was raised by her grandmother to understand the spirit world. Now she lives in Kellygnow, a massive old house run as an arts colony on the outskirts of Newford, a world away from the Southwestern desert of her youth. Outsider her nighttime window, she often spies the dark men, squatting in the snow, smoking, brooding, waiting. She calls them los lobos, the wolves, and stays clear of them--until the night one follows her to the woods, and takes her hand.... Ellie, an independent young sculptor, is another with magic in her blood, but she refuses to believe it, even though she, too, sees the dark men. A strange old woman has summoned Ellie to Kellygnow to create a mask for her based on an ancient Celtic artifact. It is the mask of the mythic Summer King--another thing Ellie does not believe in. Yet lack of belief won't dim the power of the mast, or its dreadful intent. Donal, Ellie's former lover, comes from an Irish family and knows the truth at the heart of the old myths. He thinks he can use the mask and the "hard men" for his own purposes. And Donal's sister, Miki, a punk accordion player, stands on the other side of the Gentry's battle with the Native spirits of the land. She knows that more than her brother's soul is at stake. All of Newford is threatened, human and mythic beings alike. Once again Charles de Lint weaves the mythic traditions of many cultures into a seamless cloth, bringing folklore, music, and unforgettable characters to life on modern city streets. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Tallis is learning how to deal with loss and violence as she and her friends traverse the forests of Selkirk trying to find the reason behind the elven uprising. Not to mention why they keep hissing her name. But the further into the forests they go, Tallis is finding that the elves' depravity can still surprise her and thoroughly test the bonds of friendship, family, and love. Tallis's journey eventually leads to answers they're not prepared for. Now Tallis begins to wonder just who she really is, and if she's the evil that will end up destroying Selkirk. But she cannot stop processing these revelations, as an unforeseen betrayal lands those she loves at the feet of the very monster responsible for all the hurt and heartbreak. Coming face to face with her foe, Tallis discovers all too late she has no idea how to deal with this level of pain and death. One way or another, the monster's path ends here, and all Tallis can hope to do is bring those she loves safely out of the heart of the forest.
The author recounts his experiences traveling among the Ashaninaca tribe in the Brazilian rainforest, and documenting the political violence in Peru
Reprint of the original, first published in 1870.
Showcases 134 forests across nine northeastern states, offering helpful recommendations on where to go, how to get there, and what to see of approximately 400,000 acres of ancient forests that are still thriving in the region. Original.
Stretching from the redwoods of California to the vast stands of spruce and hemlock in southeast Alaska, coastal temperate rain forests have been home to one of the highest densities of human settlements on the continent for thousands of years. However, the well-being of this region is increasingly threatened by diminishing natural capital, declining employment in traditional resource-based industries, and outward migration of young people to cities. The Rain Forests of Home brings together a diverse array of thinkers -- conservationists, community organizers, botanists, anthropologists, zoologists, Native Americans, ecologists, and others -- to present a multilayered, multidimensional portrait of the coastal temperate rain forest and its people. Joining natural and social science perspectives, the book provides readers with a valuable understanding of the region's natural and human history, along with a vision of its future and strategies for realizing that vision. Authors describe the physical setting and examine the geographic and evolutionary forces that have shaped the region since the last glacial period, with individual chapters covering oceanography, climate, geologic processes, vegetation, fauna, streams and rivers, and terrestrial/marine interactions. Three chapters cover the history of human habitation, and the book concludes with an exploration of recent economic, political, and cultural trends.Interspersed among the chapters are compelling profiles of community-level initiatives and programs aimed at restoring damaged ecosystems, promoting sustainable use of resources, and fostering community-based economic development. The Rain Forests of Home offers for the first time a unified description of the characteristics, history, culture, economy, and ecology of the coastal temperate rain forest. It is essential reading for anyone who lives in or cares about the region.
Advance praise for Beyond the Forests of Yesteryears "We meet pain, fear, shame, uncertainty, and insecurities in her stories. Sharon has captured those feelings in the allegories she shares with us. The journey of a thousand miles often begins with a single step-walk with her; this is a journey you won't want to miss!" -Donna Messer, CEO, ConnectUs Communications, Canada "A significant contribution to emerging literature using allegory as an instrument to persuade the reader toward a journey into the fight of good over evil. The author's stories are persuasive and compelling . . . this book will have an enormous appeal inside and outside the traditional Christian discipline." -Reverend Anita L. Keith, author of Sacred Children, Sacred Teachers, Sacred Learning, For Our Children, Our Sacred Beings, and Rise Up! Each spiritually fulfilling allegory in Beyond the Forests of Yesteryears addresses our essential needs and longings and explores a number of life experiences, from the desire for acceptance to the regret of unfulfilled dreams. Sharon Dumas's characters spring to life and tackle universal anxieties and fears. After searching for courage and hope throughout life's obstacles, they ultimately find the strength where it's always been: within.
In the tales of World Fantasy Award-winning author Patricia McKillip, nothing is ever as it seems. A mirror is never just a mirror; a forest is never just a forest. Here, it is a place where a witch can hide in her house of bones and a prince can bargain with his heart...where good and evil entwine and wear each others' faces... and where a bird with feathers of fire can quench the fiercest longing...
Aranya: Lessons from the Heart of the Forest Aranya, the third collection of poetry by Raven J. Demers, takes you on a journey through the forests of the world to speak with a multitude of trees and learn the lessons they offer. This evocative volume of work also includes three short stories and over forty coloring pages from or inspired by classic and ancient works. The pieces within this collection celebrate renewal and honor heartbreak. They sift through the soil to where the secrets are buried, and lift readers higher through "the crescendo and the afterglow."
Venturing to the desolation beyond the Enclaves, Gahzee and Lisa, accompanied by their coyote, walk the line between the Dreamtime and the Realtime in hopes of recovering a lost chip with information vital to their people and their magic heritage. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.