Lavondyss At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend from which few return and none emerged unchanged Lavondyss the ultimate realm the source of all myth When Harry Keeton disappeared int

  • Title: Lavondyss
  • Author: Robert Holdstock
  • ISBN: 9781473211995
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lavondyss Mythago Wood, by Robert Holdstock Lavondyss is Holdstock at the peak of the summit of the top of his considerable game Before I continue, I do want to caution potential readers of the following as beautiful as the prose is, this is not an easy read and will take a commitment on the part of the reader.but it is SO WORTH IT. Lavondyss Wham The skyrocket to your grave is fueled partly by self destruction, partly by self survival Guess why we like rollercoasters so much Lavondyss Journey to an Unknown Region A Novel of the Lavondyss is a brilliant as, if not a bit better than the first book in the series, Mythago Wood Some characters from the first book appear in Lavondyss and others are mentioned only by name but this is very much a stand alone novel featuring the same myths, legends and concept. Lavondyss by Robert Holdstock, Paperback Barnes Noble Jul , The bright moon, hanging low over Barrow Hill, illuminated the snow shrouded fields and made the winter land seem to glow with faint light It was a lifeless, featureless place, and yet the shapes of the fields were clear, marked out by the moonshadow of the dark oak hedges that bordered them. Lavondyss Walmart Walmart Tallis follows Harry into the primal Otherworld armed only with magic, masks, and clues left by her grandfather Eventually the primitive forest gives way to Lavondyss itself, a fascinating and terrible realm where she is forced to confront the mythagos, physical manifestations of the legends of humanity s collective unconscious.

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    At the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none emerged unchanged Lavondyss the ultimate realm, the source of all myth.When Harry Keeton disappeared into Ryhope Wood, his sister Tallis was just an infant Now, thirteen years old, she hears him whispering to her from the Otherworld He is in danger He needs her help UAt the heart of the wildwood lies a place of mystery and legend, from which few return and none emerged unchanged Lavondyss the ultimate realm, the source of all myth.When Harry Keeton disappeared into Ryhope Wood, his sister Tallis was just an infant Now, thirteen years old, she hears him whispering to her from the Otherworld He is in danger He needs her help Using masks, magic and clues left by her grandfather, she finds a way to enter the primitive forest and begin her search Eventually she comes to Lavondyss itself, a realm both beautiful and deadly, a place in which she is changed forever .Robert Holdstock s Mythago Wood won the World Fantasy Award and is among the most praised post war novels of the fantastical In this haunting sequel, Lavondyss, we are returned to the Wildwood and the mythos that Holdstock has made his own.Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1989.

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    • Stephen says:

      ANNOUNCEMENT TO FELLOW BOOK PROSPECTORS: Literary GOLD has been discovered.I am NOT hyperbolizing when I say that Robert Holdstock was a very special writer and his Mythago Wood Cycle is something unique and extraordinary in the world of adult fantasy, specifically mythical fiction. Like the “mythagos” of his stories, I consider Holdstock to be an archetypal figure representing the truly literate fantasy writers who steal our breath away and unleash our imagination with their eloquent, maste [...]

    • Terry says:

      2.5 - 3 stars (downgraded from a previous 5)I am not quite sure where my previous 5-star rating for this book came from. I love Holdstock’s Mythago Wood, but on this re-read I found the second book of the Mythago cycle to be a sl-o-o-o-w burn which unfortunately never really seemed to ignite. I may simply not have been in the mood for this book at this time, but I think it’s more than that. There are significant pacing issues that drag the book down and Holdstock’s desire to both go deeper [...]

    • Richard Derus says:

      Rating: 2.5* of five (p79)BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGAs good as Mythago Wood was, that is how good this book wasn't.”I can't replace it,” Tallis called. “If it hasn't grown back then it wasn't meant to grow back. What can I do? I can't stick it back on. It's mine, now. The tine belongs to me, You can't be angry. Please don't be angry.”Broken Boy roared. The sound carried across the land. It drowned the somber tone of the S [...]

    • Nandakishore Varma says:

      Ryhope Wood in Hertfordshire, England is where myth comes alive. It draws images from the dreams and the collective unconscious of human beings and produces beings called Mythagos: heroes, shamans, fantastic beasts and beautiful damsels from the primordial depths of the psyche, walking about in flesh and blood. Robert Holdstock, award-winning author of Mythago Wood, follows up the first tale of his fantastic realm with an even more daring one: a journey to The Old Forbidden Place, Lavondyss, whe [...]

    • Oscar says:

      Tallis Keeton es una niña que vive apegada al extraño Bosque de Ryhope. Es capaz de ver los seres que lo habitan, y da nombre a lugares y encrucijadas. La trama principal de la novela tiene que ver con la búsqueda de la joven Tallis de su hermanastro Harry, perdido en el bosque.‘Lavondyss’ (Lavondyss, 1988), del británico Robert Holdstock, es la segunda novela del Ciclo Mitago, aunque puede leerse de manera independiente. Si el primer libro me pareció sublime, este segundo se me ha hech [...]

    • KatHooper says:

      ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature.Many times I don't like sequels because there's nothing new to learn. Authors tend to give us all of their world-building in the first novel, so I'm often bored by a sequel. But Lavondyss blew my mind. It is, I have no doubt, one of the best fantasy novels ever written. In Mythago Wood, Harry Keeton entered the forest with Steven and he's been there for years. We got the sense back then that Harry had some secret personal purpose for going in — it wasn't [...]

    • Ints says:

      Šī grāmata ir „Mythago Wood” turpinājums. Darbība norisinās 1950-tajos gados Rhyope wood tuvumā, tas ir ~10 gadus pēc pirmās grāmatas notikumiem tikai šoreiz jau no cita skatu punkta. Galvenā varone Tallis Keeton visu bērnību ir pavadījusi meža tuvumā un viņas jaunais prāts mijiedarbībā ar mežu ir radījis trīs šamanes, kas viņu apmāca atvērt vārtus uz citu pasauli – Lavondyss ar masku palīdzību. Tallis galvenais mērķis, ieejot Mitago mežā, ir atrast un iz [...]

    • Jan-Maat says:

      If the very thought of Carl Gustav Jung is enough for you to want to skip and click your heels together then this is the book for you. Hugely impressive the first time that I read it as the traditional fantasy quest is here transformed into a quest through the subconscious. A subconscious that teems with archetypes, in fact with an archaeology of archetypes, since as the child-heroine grows to adulthood within the collective mythological unconscious she journeys back in time towards more basic a [...]

    • Murray Ewing says:

      Less a sequel to Mythago Wood than a deepening of it, Lavondyss is the story of Tallis Keeton, younger half-sister to Harry Keeton, the scarred airman of that first novel. When, shortly after coming back from the Second World War, Harry disappears into nearby Ryhope Wood, Tallis is determined to one day follow and find him. To do so, she must learn the ways of this strange woodland, and begins her education in its dreamy, savage, folkloristic magic, endeavouring to learn the secret names and sto [...]

    • Simon says:

      It's nearly six years since I read Mythago Wood, this book's predecessor, and I have to say that I went into this remembering very few details, only the general warm feeling of fondness I had for it at the time. I didn't realise afterwards that it had a sequel and it is only after this books inclusion into the revamped Fantasy Masterworks Series that I spotted it and decided to pick it up. Now having finished this book I can't tell whether it's because my tastes have changed or whether it's just [...]

    • Vic says:

      We all make choices everyday that allow the immediate world to unfold in a particular way. This was the message in Holden’s book Lavondyss. We are creating and influencing life on multiple dimensions with every thought and action and these multiple dimensions and universes are all happening simultaneously. Trying to follow a linear trail back to where we or anything started is almost impossible. His writing incorporated concepts of reincarnation, transmigration of the soul, mystical or shamani [...]

    • Kelly says:

      I have a bad habit of overusing the word “haunting.” Ergo, I worry that when I use it here, it won’t pack the punch it really should. Let me just say, then, that when I say Lavondyss is haunting, I mean it. This book settled into my bones like a hard winter. It will stay in my mind forever. I feel like I’ve lived a whole second life by reading it, and I’ll probably read it again at my earliest convenience just to see if I catch anything I missed the first time. I had trouble getting in [...]

    • Shotgun says:

      Už první díl ze série Le Mytág mně uchvátil. U Lavondyss se mi nejvíce líbil začátek (cca do dvou pětin), pak střed jsem četl s menším nadšením a finále mne opět bavilo o něco více. Kdybych to měl nějak shrnout do jedné, dvou vět, tak napíši: "fantasy pro dospělé" pohybující se už na samé hranici opravdového velkého románu. Prostě draci, upíři a podobné propriety youth fantasy not included. xD

    • Andy says:

      Back to weird!Started off very good with an engaging tale between a young granddaughter & her doting grandfather which promised much within the lands of the Mythago’s, as they’re called, however we’re very soon left with a teenage girl & it’s very much a story for the YA out there. sorry but I couldn’t go on & finish. Many will like it as its not bad at all jus wrong genre (YA) for me

    • ☼♄Jülie  says:

      I read these books some years ago and have kept them with the intention of reading them again, but every time I pick them up I am *SPOOKED* all over again!!Such was the profound effect they had on me. so this book #2. I am not usually such a scaredy pants and love a good gripping story but I have to confess that I was truly spooked out reading this book, while at the same time unable to put it down!That is not to say that it is not a good bookon the contrary, it is so well written and the scenes [...]

    • Tina says:

      I have just finished this book and I find myself kind of hollow, sad and full of after tought. I found this book to be more grim and it goes further than the first book in alot of things. It is so deep and I feel like I have just scraped the first layer, it is defently a re-read becouse I feel like I have missed alot of it. Not grasping the whole picture.It was a haunting; sometimes hard sometimes funny ride, to Lavondyss. But it was a good ride thanks to Holdstocks fantastic writing.

    • Theo Logos says:

      Hard to know how to rate this one; the writing was excellent, and the concepts interesting, but reading it, I felt like I was slogging my way through a morass of unfocused melancholy. For much of the story I experienced the frustrating feeling of being trapped in a labyrinth. This may well have been intentional, but I can't say that it was always an enjoyable experience.

    • Sienna says:

      4.5 stars, really, but I'm rounding up on account of Robert Holdstock's very heady signature cocktail of Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell. Only it's not a cocktail at all, but a visionary paste made of viscous golden sap mashed up with wildwood and heartwood, berries and blossoms, vivid algae and foul fungal decay, marsh stems and leaves sharpened like arrows, a hallucinatory mixture to be daubed on the temples and third eye. Set aside your mortar and pestle and find a comfortable position as you j [...]

    • Phoebe says:

      I would compare this story to really nice, slow cooked ribs. It's so good when you pick it up, but you can't help but notice that as you eat, a larger portion of it is falling off the bone. You are trying to eat fast enough, but it's all falling on the floor now and now your dog is horking it down without any appreciation for how long it took to make and ugh sauce is all over your hands and you're just holding the bone and that wasn't NEARLY enough food and it started out so yummy but dinner is [...]

    • Ollie says:

      Tallis is a girl unlike others: as a baby, a mysterious stag that haunts the countryside appears at her house and leaves her a gift (of sorts); later, phantasmagorical figures follow her as she explores Ryhope wood near her home - the same wood in which her brother Harry (one of the main characters in the first book of this series) disappeared many years before. This piece of high fantasy tells the story of Tallis' entry into the fantastical world beyond the woods, and her attempts to reach Lavo [...]

    • Rebecca Saxton says:

      I immediatley started to read this after reading Mythago Wood. I enjoyed this book even more, due to feeling that I had a better understanding of what was going on. I grasped it in the first book, but still liked the futher explanation of the "Wood". This is an extremely well written book, very original, and extremely thought provoking. Even after finishing the book, I believe I fully understood what I read, but on many levels I am sure I have missed certain elements of what the author was tryin [...]

    • Menion says:

      The style of writing is still excellent, but the plot was difficult to follow. Often, things happened with no explanation for why they happened, and that bothered me. In other words, I generally need some kind of rhyme or reason to link events, in this book it didn't happen. lt seems to be the same problem that happen's in Robert Jordan's books-characters will wind up fighting some weird duel in other realms, with no explanation of how they got there or where the powers suddenly came from. Howev [...]

    • Olethros says:

      -Desarrollos del concepto original que son similares en la forma pero distintos en el tono.-Género. Narrativa Fantástica.Lo que nos cuenta. Tallis Keeton es una niña atraída por el bosque Ryhope, junto al que nació y se ha criado y con el que tiene muchos más lazos en común de lo que ella piensa. Tallis puede ver cosas que otras personas no perciben, y está convencida de que su desparecido hermano Harry se encuentra en el bosque, un lugar que la cambiará. Segundo libro de la serie Bosqu [...]

    • Kate says:

      The first half of the book gets 5 stars, i loved everything about it, but when she entered the magical woods and the weirdo Ice Age shamanic second half began, it just totally lost steam and sense. It was a struggle to get to the end, and by then my mind was reeling with disturbing cannibal and cave man details. It just got a little too weird.

    • Kat Young says:

      Sadly I caught onto the twist ending about two thirds of the way though the book and the middle was a little repetitive. It wasnt as amazing as 'Mythago Wood' but it gave you more facts about the woods and Mythagos and the writing was still superb so I loved it for that :)

    • Barbora Romanovská says:

      Dalo se tušit, že druhý díl Lesa mytág posune laťku S/SF, které jsem přečetla, zase o kus dál. Tentokrát nás doprovodí jelen Mrzáček až k samému srdci Ryhopského lesa.A ta nálož na konci, tu mohl spáchat jedině Holdstock!

    • Tanya says:

      i first read this book when i was around twelve. and i'm reading it again for probably the fifth time. when i first read it, i started making masks and totems and leaving them in the yard for the dog to chew and bury. it's haunting and the best in this loose series.

    • Michael Battaglia says:

      I don't know what made him try again, but I'm glad he did."Mythago Wood" was a landmark in modern fantasy, a book that attempted to fuse the dream-like ambiance that suffused the faerie worlds of Lord Dunsany with the long ago world of Irish and English mythology, setting it all in an extremely weird forest and simultaneously trying to remind us that most myths aren't built on super-pleasant foundations and just because something might seem like a dream, let's not forget nightmares are considere [...]

    • Ettelëa says:

      Temné, tajemné, šílené, nechutné, imaginativní, magické.

    • Adam Whitehead says:

      In the 1950s, young Tallis Keeton forms an unusual bond with the woodland that lies beyond her house, Ryhope Wood. But she cannot enter the wood until she learns the true name of the meadow that separates it from her home. As she struggles to achieve this, she realises her brother Harry is lost in the woodland, and to find him she must seek out the realm of ice and fire in the heart of the wood, the realm known as LavondyssLavondyss is a stand-alone companion novel to Robert Holdstock's earlier [...]

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