"Bradford-on-Avon is an old town, and not all of its ghosts sleep the sleep of the just," the story aptly begins. Toby Dexter works at an independent bookstore in the city, but on a fateful ride home on the train, he meets a beautiful woman with "the most perfect mouth in the world." He follows her through a door and into the parallel realm of Mysterie, where the magical world reigns.
With the help -- and sometimes hindrance -- of myriad interesting characters, including a private eye demigod, a shape-shifter, a fallen angel, and human-sized mice, Toby discovers his destiny. It was fate that brought Toby to Mysterie, and as a focal point, his actions will determine the future of humankind.
Fans of magic realism should thoroughly enjoy Green's newest offering -- a funny, romantic fantasy. (C.A.)
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Still, if the ultimate outcome is never really in doubt, there's plenty of entertainment in the journey, and the engagingly-drawn characters -- Toby, Gyale, Norse godling Jimmy Thunder, a tribe of mischievous Mice -- are fun to travel with, even if they do spend a bit too much time sitting around...| Read Full Review of Drinking Midnight Wine
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