Home Feed
Home
Search
Search
Add Review, Blurb, Quote
Add
Activity
Activity
Profile
Profile
Lud-in-the-Mist
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
18 posts | 19 read | 39 to read
The book that New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman considers "one of the finest [fantasy novels] in the English language" Between the mountains and the sea, between the sea and Fairyland, lay the Free State of Dorimare and its picturesque capital, Lud-in-the-Mist. No Luddite ever had any truck with fairies or Fairyland. Bad business, those fairies. The people of Dorimare had run them out generations ago--and the Duke of Dorimare along with them. Until the spring of his fiftieth year, Master Nathaniel Chanticleer, Mayor of Lud-in-the-Mist and High Seneschal of Dorimare, had lived a sleepy life with his only son, Ranulph. But as he grew, Ranulph was more and more fond of talking nonsense about golden cups, and snow-white ladies milking azure cows, and the sound of tinkling bridles at midnight. And when Ranulph was twelve, he got caught up with the fairies, and Nathaniel's life would never be the same.
Amazon Indiebound Barnes and Noble WorldCat Goodreads LibraryThing
Pick icon
100%
blurb
thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

Found this by happy chance today - intriguing cover quote from Neil Gaiman (whose books I‘ve never really meshed with but I know he‘s a Diana Wynne Jones fan - so I kinda trust him?)

Quite cool scrolling through the Litsy feed for this book and seeing all the different and rather amazing covers this story has had.

ValerieAndBooks I‘m intrigued now! Stacking. 4mo
68 likes4 stack adds1 comment
blurb
MommyOfTwo
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

Looking forward to starting this book today. Love this cover and it‘s sounds like an interesting story. #CoverLove

review
Endowarrior21
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
Pickpick

A curious little book, combining Tolkien's bucolic fantasy and the social commentary of Dickens and Austen with gentle humor and a story that takes its time. Still not *quite* sure what happened in the ending, but it wins eternal points from me for possibly the most realistic description of a dream-state I've read. It's a lost fantasy classic and worth the read just for its place in history alone.

review
ofbooksandme
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image
Pickpick

A fantasy written by a woman and before Tolkien? Yes, please.
The inhabitants of Lud-in-the-Mist are very proper law abiding people, but in their borders lies the town of Faerie, with its dangerous fruit. What will happen if said fruit came back to be eaten in the rational town of Lud?
While the writing is a bit pompous and outdated at parts, I found fascinating all the elements of high-fantasy it incorporates, and how funny it is!
🌟🌟🌟🌟

32 likes1 stack add
review
jfount
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image
Mehso-so

I‘m not quite sure how to review this one. I enjoyed it as I was reading it but it wasn‘t really captivating to me.

blurb
jfount
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

One of those books that I thought looked good in the shop, and then I remembered that we own it 🤓

blurb
KarmonR
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

My SO and I met in an online book group. While we often read the same books, we do so when the mood strikes. We‘ve decided to do a “buddy read,” and he choose this book based on a recommendation from Neil Gaiman. It is a fantasy novel that has been around since 1926, but it is definitely new to me. I am looking forward to it.

blurb
TheKidUpstairs
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

#agameoffavorites Part 2! I'm sure you all recognize the smouldering stare of Mr. Gaiman. I fell in love with his books reading Neverwhere, and it will always have a place in my heart. His favourite fantasy novel? Lud-in-the-Mist by Hope Mirrlees. (Continued in another post, because I found something amazing!)

@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

88 likes2 stack adds
review
Shadowfat
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image
Pickpick

It took me a little bit to get into the story and get used to the writing style but once I did I thought it was good. It was written when fantasy wasn't as big of a genre as it it today so it was an interesting change of pace.

quote
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

“I‘ve got a #sudden silly whim that we should take an oath.... We... swear by the Living and the Dead, by the Past and the Future, by Memories and Hopes, that if a Vision comes begging at our door we will take it in and warm it at our hearth, and that we will not be wiser than the foolish nor more cunning than the simple, and that we will remember that he who rides the Wind needs must go where his Steed carries him.”

#QuotsyMarch18

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Letter count defeated me but I feel compelled to add that the names of the 2 gentlemen taking this oath are Nathanial Chanticleer and Ambrose Honeysuckle. That is all. 2y
TK-421 ❤️ 2y
mcipher Those names! ❤️ 2y
59 likes4 comments
blurb
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

The cover on the left depicts events in the book, but lacks a certain flare. The one on the right is all flare with no connection to the story.

So I guess they both qualify as #BadCovers #Riotgrams

CSeydel 😂 2y
72 likes1 stack add1 comment
quote
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

“The cattle crouched round them in #soft shadowy clumps, placidly munching, and dreaming with wide-open eyes. The narrow zone of colour created by the firelight was like the planet Earth - a little freak of brightness in a universe of impenetrable shadows”

This book is so good. #QuotsyFeb18

GrilledCheeseSamurai This was such a good book! ❤️🤗👍 2y
71 likes3 stack adds1 comment
blurb
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

My first thought for #fruit was James & the Giant Peach, but I forgot to take a picture when I was in my classroom. So my back-up is the fairyfruit that floats down the river from Faerie into the town of Lud. Eating the fruit is illegal, but since everyone in Lud pretends that Faerie doesn't exist if you're caught with it you are charged with smuggling silk.

#MayBookFlowers

LeahBergen Say what now? 😂 3y
Otherworld_Library Haha good choice actually! I read this one years ago. 3y
68 likes1 stack add2 comments
blurb
brennahawleycraig
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

Bought some sidewalk chalk today on a whim (because why not?!) and decided to get creative with today's read.

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
Suzze Wow! I can't even make my name look good in chalk. Beautiful work. 3y
brennahawleycraig @Suzze thank you! 😊I thought the cover was so fun and a good excuse for drawing a rainbow. 🌈 3y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oh I do love this book with all my heart. Lovely. 3y
BrittanyReads ♥️♥️♥️ 3y
25 likes5 comments
quote
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

"It was not so much a modification of the darkness, as a sigh of relief, a slight relaxing of tension, so that one felt, rather than saw, that the night had suddenly lost a shade of its density... ah! yes; there! between these two shoulders of the hills she is bleeding to death.”

I'm challenging myself to post #AQuoteaDay for April. This is my favorite description of a sunrise paired with a picture from my morning walk with the pup.

quote
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

"Let a thing be but a sort of punctual surprise, like the first cache of violets in March, let it be delicate, painted and gratuitous, hinting that the Creator is solely occupied with aesthetic considerations, and combines disparate objects simply because they look so well together, and that thing will admirably fill the role of a flower." - Hope Mirrlees

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Photo from our trip to the Biltmore House a few years ago. #springflingreading #springfling 3y
Faibka What beautiful and delicate flowers! 💕 3y
43 likes2 comments
blurb
TobeyTheScavengerMonk
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

I tracked down this classic fantasy from the '20s because I had repeatedly heard Neil Gaiman reference it as a favorite (in his short story "The Price" the fictional Neil narrating is trying to adapt it for the BBC). I kept ordering used copies and they kept having rotten boring covers. After maybe four ugly editions I came across this beauty. The book is amazing, by the way. Lyrical and funny and dream-like. #judgedbyitscover #marchintoreading

DeborahSmall I'm going on a search for this now 3y
33 likes7 stack adds1 comment
blurb
Minispok
Lud-in-the-Mist | Hope Mirrlees
post image

Good night #littens 🌛