Jack, the Giant-Killer

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Ace Books, 1990 - Fiction - 186 pages
Behind the everyday streets of the ordinary world lies a Faerie world, where trolls and goblins lurk. Jacky Rowan didn't believe in trolls and goblins, but she has been marked for destruction--and sent on a quest that only a fool would dare take in order to save both the human and the Faerie worlds from a nightmarish demise.

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User Review  - Kellswitch - LibraryThing

This was the second Charles De Lint book I ever read and it remains one of my favorites and that made me a fan of the author. I like the sense of fun it has, the easy blending of the modern world and ... Read full review

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User Review  - the1butterfly - LibraryThing

Jack, The Giant-Killer by Charles De Lint uses just a tad of the old Jack myth (well, it uses the name and the giant killing...) and lots of faeries in the cities, much like in Emma Bull's War for the Oaks. Like the last book it was interesting, but not all that exciting. Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Charles de Lint, an extraordinarily prolific writer of fantasy works, was born in the Netherlands in 1951. Due to his father's work as a surveyor, the family lived in many different places, including Canada, Turkey, and Lebanon. De Lint was influenced by many writers in the areas of mythology, folklore, and science fiction. De Lint originally wanted to play Celtic music. He only began to write seriously to provide an artist friend with stories to illustrate. The combination of the success of his work, The Fane of the Grey Rose (which he later developed into the novel The Harp of the Grey Rose), the loss of his job in a record store, and the support of his wife, Mary Ann, helped encourage de Lint to pursue writing fulltime. After selling three novels in one year, his career soared and he has become a most successful fantasy writer. De Lint's works include novels, novellas, short stories, chapbooks, and verse. He also publishes under the pseudonyms Wendelessen, Henri Cuiscard, and Jan Penalurick. He has received many awards, including the 2000 World Fantasy Award for Best Collection for Moonlight and Vines, the Ontario Library Association's White Pine Award, as well as the Great Lakes Great Books Award for his young adult novel The Blue Girl. His novel Widdershins won first place, Amazon.com Editors' Picks: Top 10 Science Fiction & Fantasy Books of 2006. In 1988 he won Canadian SF/Fantasy Award, the Casper, now known as the Aurora for his novel Jack, the Giant Killer. Also, de Lint has been a judge for the Nebula Award, the World Fantasy Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Award and the Bram Stoker Award.

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