Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Mythopoeia

Mythopoeia: The creation of a myth or myths. –Oxford English Dictionary

Find The Wood Wife in the SPL catalogHow do you decide if it’s a mythopoetic book? I’m not entirely sure, but to me these books display a deep and believable magical system, drawn from old gods and stories. They create myths that I want to believe in. Possibly one of the best examples of this, The Wood Wife by Terri Windling, changed my understanding of the desert, art and poetry. It’s a mesmerizing combination of entrancing language, compelling characters, and deep mysteries.  Continue reading “Fantasy Checklist Challenge: Mythopoeia”