The Wood Wife
Read at least 5 books that fit somewhere within the Once Upon a Time II criteria. They might all be fantasy, or folklore, or fairy tales, or mythology…or your five books might be a combination from the four genres.
Book 2: The Wood Wife by Terri Windling
From Publishers Weekly......
When writer Maggie Black learns that her friend and mentor, poet Davis Cooper, has died and left her his house in the arid hills outside Tucson, Ariz., she travels there intending to write his biography and to investigate the mysterious circumstances of his death. Every detail she uncovers about Cooper's past, however, only seems to raise more questions. When Maggie comes home one evening to find that the house has been ransacked, it becomes clear that she's not the only one looking for answers. To solve the puzzle of Cooper's life and death, Maggie will have to outwit the Trickster and the other powerful quasi-human creatures that roam the desert hills and feed on creative energy. Although at times Windling's humans come off as too sensitive and artistic, her Native American spirits comprise an intriguing blend of human folklore and alien emotion. Her debut novelis richly imaginative, a captivating mix of traditional fantasy and magical realism.
This book was a pleasant surprise. After seeing this book crop up a number of times on the lists of others for Carl's challenge and since I had read the review at amazon, and i do love cowboy and Indian "stuff", I thought I might like this book, so I ordered it from Amazon.
However, while I was waiting for the book to arrive, I read a few reviews of the book and began to doubt that this book would be one I would enjoy...
I am happy to say I was wrong!
It's a mystery.
It's a love story.
It's Indian Lore.
It is a well written, and easily read.....
It's a darn good book!
The Wood Wife was a change from my normally read books, but one that makes you realize that Fantasy Fiction can go in many directions. I don't think those that have this book on their list for the challenge will be disappointed.