The Books of Faerie - Bronwyn Carlton et al.

(found at library)
This book tells a bit of the story of Titania, queen of Faerie, as it relates to The Books of Magic another series by Neil Gaiman. I decided to check it out because Titania also appears in the Sandman series and thought maybe there might be some overlap. However, I didn't find this one as interesting—partly because the writing isn't as good as Gaiman's, but probably moreso because I'm just not familiar with the other characters that matter in this book. The second half of the book is the "Arcana Annual," a story completely outside of the realm of Faerie and dealing with Timothy Hunter, from the other series, so I didn't really get it at all. One interesting point: they credit "Titania created by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess" ... conveniently forgetting that Gaiman himself got the character from Shakespeare.

Fed to jonathan's brain | February 19, 2003