MYTHAGO WOOD won the WORLD FANTASY AWARD FOR BEST NOVEL and is regarded as one of the finest fantasy novels of the 20th century.
Deep within the wildwood lies a place of myth and mystery, from which few return, and of those few, none remain unchanged.
Ryhope Wood may look like a three-mile-square fenced-in wood in rural Herefordshire on the outside, but inside, it is a primeval, intricate labyrinth of trees, impossibly huge, unforgettable ... and stronger than time itself.
Stephen Huxley has already lost his father to the mysteries of Ryhope Wood. On his return from the Second World War, he finds his brother, Christopher, is also in thrall to the mysterious wood, wherein lies a realm where mythic archetypes grow flesh and blood, where love and beauty haunt your dreams, and in promises of freedom lies the sanctuary of insanity ...
Holdstock has a beautifully subtle imagination that conjures up worlds and events with enviable ease ... a writer of both heart and fire
Britain's best fantasist - THE TIMES
Sonorous, vivid, and utterly enthralling - TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Incredibly enchanting ... a celebration of fantasy - SPECTATOR
Robert Holdstock gave up his career in medical zoological research to be a full-time writer. His first novel Ryhope Wood and his most famous work, MYTHAGO WOOD, won the World Fantasy Award in 1985. He lives in London, collects masks and escapes to the wildwoods whenever he can.
Previous titles include:
Gate Of Ivory;
Gate Of Horn;