Yay! Some of the favourite books of my childhood these. And now there will be a sequel.
Garner writes beautifully crafted, complex novels set in the real landscape around his home and drawing on the layers of myth and story and invention that have grown up around the English countryside. I loved The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath and was enthralled and spooked by The Owl Service. Red Shift and Thursbitch are poetic and confusing as all hell, set as they are in multiple intersecting time periods. It’ll be most interesting to see what he does in this third book, which will feature a grown up Colin rather than the child of Brisingamen and Gomrath.