“A contemporary novel of masterful horror replete with magic, fantasy, and more than a little stylish sensuality.” (The Washington Post)
Phil Hastings was a lucky man – he had money, a growing reputation as a screenwriter, a happy, loving family with three kids, and he’d just moved into the house of his dreams in rural of magic – and about to be altered irrevocably by a magic more real than any he dared imagine. For with the Magic came the Bad Thing, and the Faerie, and then the Fool…and the resurrection of a primordial war with a forgotten People – a war that not only the Hastings but the whole human race could lose.
“Absorbing, thought-provoking, and thoroughly magical. Feist’s skillfully crafted prose illuminates many of the darker sides of fairy stories…. Try it as a bedtime story…but only on nights when you can take some time getting to sleep.” (The West Coast Review of Books)