Ryhope Wood is three square miles of Herefordshire woodland which is, once inside, much, much more: a labyrinth which spreads over space and time, wherein live all the creatures and configurations - the mythagos - of ancient legend. This great primal forest is fascinating and terrible, steeped in myth and mystery, and no one who passes into it comes out unchanged - if they come out at all. Ryhope Wood is quite unlike anything anyone could ever have foreseen, beyond reality, beyond imagination.
In MYTHAGO WOOD, Stephen Huxley has already lost his father to Ryhope Wood; he returns from war to find his brother Christian has followed the family obsession.
LAVONDYSS finds young Tallis Keeton adventuiring into the very heart of the realm.
Accolades (Mythago Wood)
Winner World fantasy Award 1985
Winner BSFA Award 1985
Robert Holdstock gave up his career in medical zoological research to be a full-time writer. His first novel of Ryhope Wood, MYTHAGO WOOD, won the World Fantasy Award. He lives in London, collects masks and escapes to the wildwoods whenever he can.