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The Glittering PlainEry good and a main topic to read the readers are very amaz This is one of the very early fantasy novels This one is from 1913 I think It takes place near the real world with vaguely magical things happening and strange coincidences To a modern reader it may seem a bit contrived But if you can suspend your disbelief it's engaging It has a naivety that's really refreshing I picked it up from Project Gutenberg but you may also find it at your local library