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  • ISBN 0765307294
  • ISBN13 978-0765307293
  • Language English
  • Author Robert Holdstock
  • Publisher Orb Books; Reprint edition (September 1, 2003)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats rtf azw doc lrf
  • Category Fantasy
  • Subcategory Fantasy
  • Size ePub 1380 kb
  • Size Fb2 1585 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 158

Myth and Terror in the Forest Deeps

The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation.

For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths come to life, "mythagos" that can change you forever. A labyrinth where love and beauty haunt your dreams. . .and may drive you insane.

"This is a winning novel with a fine feeling for the interface between airy dreams and sweaty reality."--Publishers Weekly


Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel by British writer Robert Holdstock, published in the United Kingdom in 1984. It won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1985.

Mythago Wood is a fantasy novel by British writer Robert Holdstock, published in the United Kingdom in 1984. It served as the first in a series of novels known as the Mythago Wood or Ryhope Wood cycle. It belongs to a type of fantasy literature known as mythic fiction. It has received critical acclaim for the quality of its prose, its forest setting, and its exploration of philosophical, spiritual and psychological themes.

Myth and Terror in the Forest Deeps The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest.

7 primary works, 11 total works. Book 1, 2. The Mythago Cycle, Volume 1. by Robert Holdstock. Shelve The Mythago Cycle, Volume 1. Want to Read.

Have noticed too that the enrichment of the pre-mythago zone is more persistent, but concomitant with this, am distinctly losing my sense of ti. me. I treasured this piece of paper for many reasons, but particularly for the moment or two of my father’s passionate interest that it represented – and yet, it locked me out of its understanding, as he had locked me out at home.

Mythago Wood, set after the Second World War, tells the story of how a father’s obsession drags his two sons into a. .Robert Holdstock was a famed fantasist during his lifetime and created a whole cycle of stories around Ryhope Wood, with this being the first book.

Mythago Wood, set after the Second World War, tells the story of how a father’s obsession drags his two sons into a world of myths and legends. Of course this is not the only interesting point about this story. The book is well written and draws you in so that, although you may not always understand what is happening to Steven as he on his quest, by the end of the book, for all its savagery, you are hoping that there is, somewhere in this world, a wood like this in existence.

Ryhope Wood, Mythago Wood, is the great forest steeped in mystery, whose heart contains secrets that change all who come there. Alex Bradley is a damaged and visionary child. Little does he know that the distorted creations of his mind are alive inside nearby Ryhope Wood

Ryhope Wood, Mythago Wood, is the great forest steeped in mystery, whose heart contains secrets that change all who come there. Little does he know that the distorted creations of his mind are alive inside nearby Ryhope Wood. But inside Ryhope, Alex has created a hundred forms of the Trickster-all of them seeking their maker, and all of them deadly. At the Publisher's request, this title is being.

The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Robert Holdstock's novels include Mythago Wood, which won the World Fantasy Award; Lavondyss; and Gate of Ivory

The mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. Now, after his death, his sons have taken up his work. But what they discover is numinous and perilous beyond all expectation. For the Wood, larger inside than out, is a labyrinth full of myths come to life, "mythagos" that can change you forever. Robert Holdstock's novels include Mythago Wood, which won the World Fantasy Award; Lavondyss; and Gate of Ivory.

Mythago Wood The Mythago Cycle.

Myth and Terror in the Forest DeepsThe mystery of Ryhope Wood, Britain's last fragment of primeval forest, consumed George Huxley's entire long life. It is extremely well written, very visual and moving, and the characters are also excellent and believable.

His fingers curled around the wood. His teeth sparkled, his lips drawn back in a determined gesture of challenge. I will eat your bones. Tallis came close, unafraid. but his slanted eyes narrowed slightly, small points of brilliance following her approach. When the woman crouched down and raised the first of her masks, Tig laughed, spat, then shook the bars of his prison with surprising strength. He faced the Hollower. He stared contemptuously at Gaberlungi and laughed at the Silvering.

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Virtual
At first, I honestly didn’t like this novel and was tempted to put it down. Holdstock has a peculiar manner of relating himself through his words, which I often found distracting for various reasons. Often, he skips words, which are necessary in the construction of a solid sentence, and their absence made it difficult to discern his meaning and follow the book. Furthermore, early explanations of the wood and its power were often confusing. It wasn’t until 100-150 pages into the novel that I began to understand what was going on and enjoy the novel as it began to pick up the pace. With that being said, I liked the novel’s concept and was surprised by its ending. That doesn’t happen too often, so that was pretty exciting for me. However, a lot of the names found within the novel are exotic and difficult to keep straight, and although this novel is the first in a series and I enjoyed the time I spent lost within its pages, I have no desire to read more. I feel like the book ended in a good place and want to leave it at that. Despite everything, I would highly suggest that you read this book; you just have to get past the initial third and it’ll sweep you away!
Truthcliff
What if there were a magical forest that produced every mythical and legendary character that ever existed in a culture, and you could journey there to experience them all at once? A place where time and space didn't follow the usual rules they must observe in our own universe? A place of great brutality but also wondrous love? That's the premise behind Robert Holdstock's "Mythago" series, of which _Mythago Wood_ is the first installment. "Mythago" is a contraction of "mythic imago" ("imago" meaning image). The narrator, Steve, has always lived near a magical woodland, but only when he returns from fighting in WWII does he discover just how weird the place actually is. He thinks he's going home to his brother and new sister-in-law after his father's death, but he discovers things aren't at all as they seem; they are much more complicated and stranger than he can even imagine. He must unravel the mystery of his late father's apparent madness, his brother's strange behavior, and the forest that keeps creeping further and further into the land outside the house. He falls in love with Guninnevere, a creature produced by Mythago Wood, who is suddenly and violently kidnapped, and eventually undertakes a quest into the enchanted forest to regain the love of his life. Dark and strangely compelling, you will enjoy this book if you are a fan of British history and legend and don't mind fantasy that is gritty and complex. Do not, however, expect gossamer and happy endings, because you won't get that here.
Hinewen
A story that hits the ground running with very little preamble and a hook that immediately submerses you in the concept. I wasn't surprised to later learn that the novel originally started as a shorty story initially as the pacing certainly has that feel; from the opening pages, through the early scenes which tumble together with tension and mystery inciting you to just one more chapter. In this sense it was a real page-turner.

The story itself has a dreamlike and spiritual quality, the protagonists entering into a parallel world via a "ghost wood" populated by the folklore characters of ancient man. As the protagonists delve deeper into the wood, they reach further within their own psyche and the Id made manifest.

For fantasy fans, this story is more about the internal conflict and fears of man than swashbuckling action so fans of the more traditional fantasy genre may not feel a connection with this story.

Personally, I found that the initial momentum trailed off about halfway through and there was never any real raising of the stakes or great risks that upped the ante. I wasn't totally taken on the protagonists motivation - there seemed grander things available but they were not tapped in to. It was very much a flat plateau of events that lead to a rather unsatisfying conclusion, which was a real shame for what had been a very eerie, intriguing, dark story
Cae
The author skillfully tells a tale of a young man who encounters the intesection between fantasy & reality, who inadvertently becomes part of a myth, in a world where mythology becomes real through subconscious thought.

A great read & a suspenseful (but not a cliffhanger) ending that has me ready to read the next book in the series!