Publisher: Charles de Lint | Date published: 04/16/2002
Tamson House, in modern, urban Ottawa, is a rambling, eccentric curiosity of a house -- and a place of hidden Power. Built at a point where the leylines meet, upon land that was once a sacred site, it is the gateway to a spirit-world where Celtic and Native American magicks mingle and leak into our own.
In the overgrown garden of Tamson House, a Coyote man waits, green children walk, and music rises to greet the moon. From the garden, a vast and primal wood is just one spirit-step away... and in that wood is something that threatens the very existence of Tamson House, and all who dwell within.
"A rich and believable blend.... [de Lint] again displays his talent for fluid cross-world fantasy."
"For more than a decade, Charles de Lint has enjoyed a reputation as one of the world's leading fantasists, thanks largely to his enchanting 1984 novel Moonheart. Now, at last, de Lint re-weaves the spell in Spiritwalk, a sequel that ranks among the spring's top releases.... Deftly and repeatedly crosses back and forth between dimensions to create a unique tone that links familiarity with compelling foreignness. Newcomers to de Lint's work should also note that Spiritwalk is a self-contained novel that's firmly linked to Moonheart, but can easily be enjoyed on its own."
"Deftly blends native American and Celtic folklore, classic good-versus-evil conflicts, and contemporary elements with tender human moments.... sure to have wide appeal."