Long ago, in an English country mansion next to a deep, dark wood, Wicked Kit Arundel devised a masque, a musical "entertainment" to be performed on the eve of Midsummer's Night 1594. It was supposed to be a quest for the perfect music, a mystic bridge to ultimate knowledge. What actually crossed the bridge was the Queen of Faerie. Entranced by his music, she has taken him away, leaving Kit's true love Eleanor bereft and mad with grief.
In 1994 lives one Ellen Ainsley, a master programmer, erstwhile musician, and a very confused woman. After collapsing in the middle of an important recital, Ellen has given up singing the music of the 16th century, given up music altogether -- it makes her dizzy, makes her lose contact with the real world, makes her feel like a different person...
Then one day she is approached by a strangely beautiful young man who, almost against her will, persuades her to fly to England and there perform a masque composed by the infamous "Wicked Kit."
Every four hundred years the spheres of Earth and Faerie join together -- and once again the Queen of Faerie is about to rob Eleanor of all that gives life meaning.
Original title: No Earthly Sunne
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Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ World of Faerie
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Contemporary→ Urban