Deep into the Heart of a Rose by G. T. Denny

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On a crisp autumn morning, in his cottage in the idyllic land of the Vale, Mr. Edward T. Cozzlebottom composed the following letter for his secret love, the graceful and lovely Mizz Ezmerelda Wimbish.

Dear Mizz Wimbish,

Confessions are something to admire. Don't you agree? Far more confessors, of the subtle variety, would make this world a place more agreeable for all. It is in this spirit that I concoct this missive and subtle confession.

I have been taken with you for some number of years. I notice that you are quite fond of roses, as am I.

Given our mutual interests, and the proximity of our lives, I think it is time for us to meet fate halfway and talk of things that affect us both. We could discuss your roses, or my books, or any matter that concerns you. There are many seemingly quiet things that happen on our very street that I think could fill an evening, if not a lifetime.

If my suggestion intrigues you, I will meet you beyond the honeysuckle on the far side of Embry Lane by the fourth gaslight. I will be there Wednesday just before the lamplighter arrives.

I encourage you to consider my offer, as it is filled with gravity.

Most sincerely and with the respect due to a lady of your type,
Edward T. Cozzlebottom

P.S. If it rains, bring an umbrella.

Though these two lonely souls occupy homes separated by a matter of feet and inches, they soon discover that it will take many miles of treacherous travel before they can master the short distance between their hearts and doors.

Each one goes on a separate journey that takes them from the startling beauty of the Many Mirrored Way to the blackest woods of the Great Dorianic Forest. Along the way, they encounter the Trench Systers, the Wicked Tinker, the Walrus King, and the Brothers of the Black Lodge.
 

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G. T. Denny is the author of the book Deep into the Heart of the Rose and its upcoming sequel in the Book of Broken Bindings series, Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal. Denny holds degrees in philosophy and law. A reformed trivia addict, he has appeared on both Jeopardy! and Who Wants to be a Millionaire? He enjoys old movies, old books, and old wine. His books are written for "all those who were children once.
 
Published December 25, 2011 by Night Watch Fiction. 479 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Discovering his love vanished without explanation, Cozy enlists his friend Eddy to secure her safety and both parties venture in different directions into the uncertainty of the Outlands, the Western Hills and the Great Dorianic Forest, all encircled by the high peaks of the Bruste Mountains—Denn...

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Denny has degrees in philosophy and law, two intellectual and logical pursuits, yet he has written a fantasy, Deep into the Heart of a Rose, for “all those who were children once.” Setting aside the sometimes comedic names of characters, there are concepts and situations in this book that will st...

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