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Summary

Remember the fairy stories you were told as a child? Tales of tiny, magical, winged beings and elves, wicked witches and goblins? And demons....

What if one day you found out they were true? What if, when you became an adult, you discovered they were all based on fact? What if you met the fantasy, and it was all so very real?

That's what happened to Thom Kindred. The wonders were revealed to him. But so were the horrors, for not far behind the Good, there always lurks the Bad. And the Bad had designs on Thom. The Bad would show him real evil. He would see the hellhagges and the demons. He would be touched by perverted passion. And corruption. And he would encounter his own worst nightmare. The Bad would seek to destroy him. And only the magic of the little beings would be able to help him.

© James Herbert; (P) Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Critic reviews

"Herbert's characters are compelling" ( Kirkus Reviews)
"The king of British horror." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A new James Herbert novel is always a mesmerizing experience." ( Fangoria)

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If you could sum up Once in three words, what would they be?

I just want to go back and hear more of it, time after time

Who was your favorite character and why?

They all were

Have you listened to any of Robert Powell’s other performances? How does this one compare?

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Both laugh and cry

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Brilliant audio book

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Brilliant read

Truly a brilliant and captivating read. Like all of James Herbert's books. Enjoyed every word.

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excellent.really enjoyed. about to listen again.
Robert Powell has just the right voice. as usual