The Kind Folk (Hardcover)

By Ramsey Campbell

Tor Books, 9780765382450, 224pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

Advertisement

Description

In Ramsey Campbell's The Kind Folk, fairies are real . . . and they're coming for you.

Luke Arnold is a successful stage comedian who, with his partner Sophie Drew, is about to have their first child. Their life seems ideal and Luke feels that true happiness is finally within his grasp.

This wasn't always the case. Growing up in a loving but dysfunctional family, Luke was a lonely little boy who never felt that he belonged. While his parents adored him, the whole family knew that due to a mix-up at the hospital, Luke wasn't their biological child. His parents did the best they could to make the lad feel special. But it was his beloved uncle Terence who Luke felt most close to, a man who enchanted (and frightened) the lad with tales of the "Other"--eldritch beings, hedge folks, and other fables of Celtic myth.

When Terence dies in a freak accident, Luke suddenly begins to learn how little he really knew his uncle. How serious was Terence about the magic in his tales? Why did he travel so widely by himself after Luke was born, and what was he looking for? Soon Luke will have to confront forces that may be older than the world in order to save his unborn child.



About the Author

RAMSEY CAMPBELL is perhaps the world's most-honored author of horror fiction. He has won more awards than any other living author of horror or dark fantasy, with four World Fantasy Awards, ten British Fantasy Awards, three Bram Stoker Awards, and the Horror Writers' Association's Lifetime Achievement Award as well as the Grand Master Award from the World Horror Convention and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. His books include The Hungry Moon, The Grin of the Dark, Ghost Know, among many others.
Advertisement