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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy
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'This is the omnibus version of the Lay Lines Trilogy - The Knight by the Pool, The Lady of the Flowers, The Stone of Oakenfast. It follows the story of poet, the Lady Marie de France, and her strange, marvellous and terrifying adventures both in the human world and the Otherworld of enchantment. Marie must cope with political plots, werewolves, shapeshifters of all kinds, Otherworldly rulers of extraordinary powers, and most painful and ambiguous of all, the road to knowledge of her own heart, and passionate love. There is a mixture of real historical figures and fictional characters, magic and realism in the book which makes it a potent spell. Steeped in the atmosphere of the Middle Ages, rich and exciting, erotic and elegant, funny and scary, this is a book that readers seem to love very much, taking you on a journey long ago and far away.'

Source: Author's website users.nsw.chariot.net.au/~smasson/ (Sighted 21/4/10)

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Notes

  • Author's note: 'The Forest of Dreams is based on the extraordinary stories of the great medieval French writer Marie de France, a mysterious poet who lived and wrote sometime in the mid to late twelfth century.'
  • Dedication: For Priscilla, Richard, Catherine and Rebecca

Contents

* Contents derived from the Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Bantam Books , 2001 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Knight by the Pool, Sophie Masson , single work novel historical fiction romance fantasy

'Marie de France, the young wife of an elderly Breton lord, finds the course of her life forever changed by an encounter with a mysterious knight in a deep and dangerous forest filled with magic. A year later, newly widowed, and on her way to her ancestral home, Marie comes face to face with another aspect of her destiny in a passionate encounter with the famous Richard the Lionheart. Like Marie, Richard is a poet and troubadour. But he's also the second son of the king of England, Henry Plantagenet, and his wife, Eleanor d'Aquitaine, not to mention betrothed to the king of France's daughter... But something even more dangerous than the political considerations of kings is stalking Marie, and when long shape-shifting shadows from the past reach out to claim her, she must face their terrifying powers...'.

Source: bookseller's website.

The Lady of the Flowers, Sophie Masson , single work novel historical fiction romance fantasy

'Marie de France, poet and lover of the famed Richard the Lionheart, is determined to free her faithful knight Llew from the spell that has transformed him into a swan. But to do so she must travel from France to St Non's Well in the magical land of Wales.

'Frustration mounts as the very heavens themselves seem to conspire against Marie's departure from the court of Richard's father, Henry II, at Anjou. And when at last she embarks for Britain, Marie finds she must interrupt her journey again to pay homage to Richard's brilliant, exiled mother, Eleanor of Aquitaine, at Salisbury.

'On reaching Eleanor's court, Marie's strange and vivid dreams of an ethereal lady of the flowers are the first hint of the machinations of the magical Otherworld in Llew's fate. And so begins an extraordinary adventure which will change Marie's life irrevocably'.

Source: bookseller's website.

The Stone of Oakenfast, Sophie Masson , single work novel historical fiction fantasy romance

'In answer to a call from the Otherworld, poet and troubadour Marie de France travels to the borderlands of Wales with her beloved knight and betrothed, Llew. When the travellers are set upon in a plot to steal Marie's ancient necklace, dwellers of the Otherworld of Oakenfast come to their rescue, led by the mysterious Greenleaf.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Bantam Books , 2001 .
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      Extent: xiv, 1103p.p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 1863252878

Works about this Work

Untitled Rosemary Horton , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 49)

— Review of Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel
Into the Otherworld Hamilton Adina , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Geomancer Ian Irvine , 2001 single work novel ; Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel
Saved by Love and the Maiden Van Ikin , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel
Comfort-Zone Escape Terry Dowling , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel ; Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel ; Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier , 1999 single work novel
Comfort-Zone Escape Terry Dowling , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2001; (p. 14)

— Review of The Ill-Made Mute Cecilia Dart-Thornton , 2001 single work novel ; Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel ; Daughter of the Forest Juliet Marillier , 1999 single work novel
Saved by Love and the Maiden Van Ikin , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel
Into the Otherworld Hamilton Adina , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 53-54)

— Review of Geomancer Ian Irvine , 2001 single work novel ; Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel
Untitled Rosemary Horton , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 49)

— Review of Forest of Dreams : The Lay Lines Trilogy Sophie Masson , 2001 selected work novel
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