Welcome to Newford: to the music clubs, the waterfront, and the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the grey harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street, gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost. Dreams Underfoot, a collection of nineteen stories, is a must-read book, not only for fans of urban fantasy but for all who seek magic in everyday life.
by Charles De Lint
by Patricia Cornwell
by Stephanie Barron
by Catherine Anderson
by Carolyn Haines
by Lisa Harris
"These 19 related stories take place in the underground of the mythical city of Newford, where characters wander into each other's stories. The characters find magic around them as they make their own way outside the mainstream as artists, street musicians, mermaids, and spirits of the night. Kate Reading tells their stories as if she knows her characters well and is familiar with their tales. She uses pace, timing, and tone to reflect the personalities of the main characters without neglecting the minor players. With a light touch she takes the unexpected and bizarre in stride and provides continuity and a unifying voice to the collection. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"
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