From Library Journal
Morrow. Feb. 1991. c.544p. ISBN 0-688-10366-9. $22.95. fantasy When musician Janey Little discovers a hidden book in her grandfather's Cornwall home, the magic within its pages unleashes a chain of events that stretches across the sea to America, where a self-styled magician senses and covets its power, and to Madrid, where a sailor responds to a deeper, more lasting call. The author of Moonheart (Ace, 1984) and other fantasy novels asserts his unique ability to weave together a seamless pattern of magic and realism as this story within a story unfolds with elusive grace. Highly recommended.
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"A keeper, intricate and entertaining...I read it straight through in one sitting!" --Robert Jordan
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"What a great, galloping wonder of a book--deep and wide and witty and wise. And absolutely impossible to put down." --Jane Yolen
"A must for all connoisseurs of high imagination." --Greg Bear
"A masterful blend of the sinister and the fantastic." --Julian May
"An intricately structured novel, full of a wealth of detail about music, Cornwall, and things magical and arcane. I think it is one of de Lint's best." --Patricia McKillip