Beloved author Peter S. Beagle (The Last Unicorn) returns with this long-anticipated new novel, a beautifully bittersweet tale of passion, enchantment, and the nature of fate itself.
It was a typically blustery Puget Sound winter before the arrival of Lioness Lazos. An enigmatic young waitress with strange abilities, when the lovely Lioness comes to Gardner Island even the weather takes notice.
As an impossibly beautiful spring leads into a perfect summer, Lioness is drawn to a complicated family. She is taken in by two disenchanted lovers—dynamic Joanna Delvecchio and scholarly Abe Aronson — visited by Joanna’s previously unlucky-in-love daughter, Lily. With Lioness in their lives, they are suddenly compelled to explore their deepest dreams and desires.
Lioness grows more captivating as the days grow longer. Her new family thrives, even as they may be growing apart. But lingering in Lioness’s past is a dark secret — and even summer days must pass.
This book comes out September 30th 2016
What an enjoyable book, I loved the fantasy elements and the writing style. As a fan of Mr. Beagle this book did not disappoint I loved the characters especially Lioness, and the book kept me interested and could not put the book down. I would recommend this to fans of the Last Unicorn or fans of the fantasy genre and Mr. Beagle.
5 out of 5 stars