Author: Robert Holdstock
Title: Mythago Wood (Ryhope Wood #1)
Edition: Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks, Paperback
Robert Paul Holdstock was a British s/f and fantasy writer best known for his Ryhope Woods sequence. Novels that draw inspiration from Celtic mythology and the classic tropes of fantasy to create something original and mysterious, but decidedly not hear-warming. Readers beware, magic comes at high cost here and every bit of happiness is accompanied by pain and loss.