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by Charles De Lint

Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Sci-fi
Author: Charles De Lint
ISBN: 0441379702
ISBN13: 978-0441379705
Language: English
Publisher: Ace (January 1, 1990)
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Jack, the Giant Killer Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1990. by Charles De Lint (Author). This is one in a series of retellings of fairy tales put out by Ace Books. While De Lint's storytelling is in keeping with his talents, still it is a retelling of two basic tales.

Jack, the Giant Killer Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1990. There were a few nice additions (Judith), and a resolution that I did not anticipate. Best of all, this is how Faerie should be portrayed: dangerous, ambivalent and always with consequences.

Jack of Kinrowan Book 1. by. Charles de Lint. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, or it was not purchased for your use only, then please return to Smashwords. com and purchase your own copy. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away to other people. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

JACK, THE GIANT-KILLER A book from Fairy Tales. Charles de Lint is one of the major pioneers of the modern тАЬcontemporary fantasyтАЭ novel-stories that bring ancient folk tales, themes and characters into modern

JACK, THE GIANT-KILLER A book from Fairy Tales. a series of fantasy novels retelling classic tales FEE FI FO FUM He was big, this giant. Bigger than any creature Jacky had ever seen. His head alone was more than two feet high, almost a foot and a half wide. Charles de Lint is one of the major pioneers of the modern тАЬcontemporary fantasyтАЭ novel-stories that bring ancient folk tales, themes and characters into modern. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63.

Jack, the Giant Killer (1987) is a contemporary fantasy novel by Charles De Lint. The book is set in present-day Ottawa (where de Lint himself lives), but incorporates many elements of fantasy, folklore, and myth. This book was included, along with Drink Down the Moon (1990), in Jack of Kinrowan (1995).

Charles de Lint, an extraordinarily prolific writer of fantasy works, was born in the Netherlands in 1951. In 1988 he won Canadian SF/Fantasy Award, the Casper, now known as the Aurora for his novel Jack, the Giant Killer. Due to his father's work as a surveyor, the family lived in many different places, including Canada, Turkey, and Lebanon. De Lint was influenced by many writers in the areas of mythology, folklore, and science fiction. De Lint originally wanted to play Celtic music. Also, de Lint has been a judge for the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award and the Bram Stoker Award.

Jack, the Giant Killer book. Charles de Lint's books are very meaningful to me and, in many ways, have been life-changing, but apart from The Cats of Tanglewood last year (which I didn't like much and was disappointed with and scared it meant the end of my love affair with his books) I hadn't read him in a few years.

ISBN 13: 978-20623-31-2. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. Jack the Giant-Killer.

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In a contemporary retelling of the classic tale, Jacky Rowan's discovery that she possesses the ability to see into the faerie world leads her into a quest to claim a treasure and a confrontation with a giant
Comments to eBook Jack, the Giant Killer
Modred
For best describing the mood; it should be all of the above!
It's hopeful, yeah, but also dark, suspenseful, funny, and much more~

Basically, Jacky -- a female, modern-day Jack -- starts off getting out of a s***ty, toxic relationship. And she's a complete mess from it.
After a bit of binge drinking, she accidentally winds up seeing the world of faerie.

But, after bringing home a piece of it, her Sight doesn't go away when her hangover does.

She finds out all of Kinrowan -- her little corner of the faerie world -- and all the rest of it, for that matter, are in terrible trouble.
She winds up going to save the Laird's Daughter (think princess) with her best (girl) friend and a Prince she rescues along the way -- as well as other fun characters! -- from the Giants Keep, finding herself, her courage, and her strength, along with some new friendships, along the way.

It passes the beschdel test, has realistic, complex characters, and is a must-read for any girl (or guy!) of any age.

Best fantasy novel I've ever read, much less Modern Fantasy.
11/10, actively recommend on a regular basis.
Ndyardin
I always enjoy this authors work. Probably the best urban fantasy writer out there.
Groll
Jacky Rowan has just ended a bad relationship. Soon after, she witnesses a murder. When visiting her best friend Kate Hazel the next day, Jacky is sure of nothing except wondering what in her life is real. She is about to find out.

The only proof of what she saw: a red cap belonging to the murder victim, and a mysterious Harley rider not even Kate can see. Soon both women find themselves caught up in a quest that becomes more real than either imagined. Monteal in October transforms into the faerie kingdon of Kinrowan in the weeks before Samhaine.

Spurred on by the enigmatic Gruagagh, Jacky, Kate and the hob Finn must rescue Lorana, daughter of the Laird if Kinrowan They are aided by the faeries Arkan and Eilian- and Jacky's magical name. Those insistent bikers constantly appear to put a stop to any effort. The girls have stumbled(?) into the perpetual battle between the Courts of Faerie.

This is one in a series of retellings of fairy tales put out by Ace Books. While De Lint's storytelling is in keeping with his talents, still it is a retelling of two basic tales. There were a few nice additions (Judith), and a resolution that I did not anticipate. Best of all, this is how Faerie should be portrayed: dangerous, ambivalent and always with consequences. Disney did not invent them.

"He closed his eyes, not to shut out the sight of what lay in front of him, but to seek counsel inside. He let his inner turmoil rise and fret, caught each fear and loosed it from inside him like so many freed birds until only silence lay there, deep and soothing. And filled with possibilities. They lay like threads in front of his closed eyes, going every which way, unraveling into pasts and presents and times yet to come. He couldn't work them, couldn't weave them, that was for other hands more skilled than his,but he could take one thread, one possibility, and tie his need to it, then send it forth from his silence like a summoning call."
The Sphinx of Driz
Very loose adaptation adds bikers, bogles, bogans and more.

Definitely an archetypal example of the urban fantasy novel, if a bit lighter and more fairyish than some of the more recent examples.

Here, Jack is a girl, and she gets involved with the world of Faerie after he boyfriend gives her the arse, and taking a friend along for the ride ends up having the usual sort of experiences that you would expect if you ran across faery bikers and other such oddities.

3.5 out of 5
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