Castalia House is extremely pleased to announce that the second book in A Tale of Moth and Cobweb, The Green Knight’s Squire Book Two, FEAST OF THE ELFS by John C. Wright, is now available. This is classic fantasy the way you remember it from your youth, true high fantasy in the mode of The Dark is Rising, The Chronicles of Prydain, and The Once and Future King.
Gilberec Parzival Moth is a strange and lonely boy who has grown up without a father, raised by a single mother who moves from town to town in fear of something she will not name. His only friends are animals, with whom he has always been able to speak. And although he has begun to learn about his true heritage of Twilight, he also discovers that the modern world is not always friendly towards monster-slaying knights errant, particularly when the police encounter them covered in blood that is not their own.
But the long arm of the Twilight world reaches even into the jail cells of Asheville, North Carolina. Gilberec soon finds himself bound to the service of an ancient writ and a higher law, and traveling to eldritch places filled with enchanted creatures, immortal lords and ladies, and dangerous temptations. FEAST OF THE ELFS is the second book of The Green Knight’s Squire, the first volume of A Tale of Moth and Cobweb, an astonishing new series about the magical worlds of Day, Night, and Twilight by John C. Wright.
John C. Wright is one of the living grandmasters of science fiction and the author of THE GOLDEN AGE, AWAKE IN THE NIGHT LAND, and IRON CHAMBER OF MEMORY, to name just three of his exceptional books. He has been nominated for the Nebula Award, for the Hugo Award, and his novel SOMEWHITHER was awarded the inaugural Dragon Award for Best Science Fiction Novel at Dragon Con 2016.
The Green Knight’s Squire Book Two, FEAST OF THE ELFS is 175 pages, DRM-free, and $4.99. If you enjoyed Mr. Wright’s SWAN KNIGHT’S SON, then you will definitely enjoy the next book in A Tale of Moth and Cobweb. It is, in the opinion of more than a few readers, some of his best work to date.
From the reviews of the first two Moth & Cobweb books:
- A sequel that’s better than its predecessor. It’s a great story written by a master of the English language.
- This latest offering from John C. Wright is one of his most charming. A modern coming of age story that stands head and shoulders above the genre by virtue of its moral clarity.
- John C. Wright, the celebrated author of Awake in the Night Land, Somewhither, and Iron Chamber of Memory, outdoes his already formidable body of fantastical works with his newest fantasy novel, Swan Knight’s Son.
- This is the kind of tale the Men of the West might have regaled their sons with, and if the dark tide is turned, may yet again.
- I wish I could give this book six stars. The writing was exceptional. You could feel the chivalry ringing in every word. Lifts the soul and makes you yearn to reflect what is righteous and true
- The book is even faster-paced than the original, and packed with more adventures…. Wright has already scored a classic in the genre here.