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Gossamyr
Gossamyr Book Cover, written by Michele Hauf
Gossamyr Book Cover, written by Michele Hauf
Author(s) Michele Hauf
Publisher Luna
Publication date May 1, 2005 (Paperback)
September 1, 2009 (eBook)
Media type Paperback
eBook
Length 416 Pages
ISBN 978-0373802203 (Paperback)
ASIN B002KJA8VK (eBook)

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Gossamyr is a novel written by Michele Hauf. In this work the character The Red Lady is a Succubus.


Overview

  • Title: Gossamyr
  • Author: Michele Hauf
  • Published By: Luna
  • Length: 416 Pages
  • Format: Paperback & eBook
  • ASIN: B002KJA8VK (eBook)
  • ISBN-10: 037380220X (Paperback)
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373802203 (Paperback)
  • Publishing Date: May 1, 2005 (Paperback)
September 1, 2009 (eBook)


Plot Summary

Disenchantment threatens those who enter the mortal realm . . .

The Red Lady plots to destroy faeries who linger in the mortal world, by draining their essence. Only those without glamour can withstand the succubus's wicked enticements. so now Gossamyr de Wintershinn, half faery, half mortal, vows to use her wits, fighting ability and a hint of glamour to face the Red Lady in her Paris lair.

But this is Gossamyr's first trip to the war-ravaged mortal realm, and it seduces with its own enchantments. With her new traveling companion -- a soul shepherd with more than one secret -- Gossamyr takes the first steps to save her people. Yet as she strives to defeat the Red Lady, she discovers that incredible power can be found in the truth -- and in learning true names. And a danger, as well . . .


Book Review

The following review can be found in the External Links below:

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beguiling fantasy
  • Reviewed On: April 27, 2005
  • Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner

The world of faery has known peace for a very long time but now the realm's very existence is threatened by the Red Lady, a faerie banished to the Otherside (the mortal realm). She is stealing the essence of faeries who stay too long in Paris controlled by English King Henry and his soldiers. Shinn, leader of Glamourseige knows that Gossamyr, the half mortal-half faery, is the only warrior who can defeat The Red Lady because as a female she is not susceptible to the lure of the succubus.

Although she lacks wings and contains only the glamour from her years of living in faery, she crosses to the Otherside with the help of Shinn. She meets Ulrich who participated in a fairy Dance and lost two decades. His wife remarried and a dragon killed his daughter. He hopes to bring her back to the mortal world because he has an alacorn (a unicorn's horn) and when he gives it back to its owner he gets one wish. The pair teams up, helping each other when one gets into trouble. When she learns the truth about her origins that Shinn kept from her, Gossamyr's priorities change although she remains determined to save faery by defeating The Red Lady.

Gossamyr is a beguiling fantasy that blends elements from many genres to produce a work that will enchant readers who will place it on their keeper self to reread when they want an uplifting experience. The protagonist is an amazon warrior in a besieged Paris who battles a succubus, her ex-lover, and wins the heart of a mortal who is on a quest of his own. Michele Hauf has the magic touch that she imbues in her storyline.


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