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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author C. J. Cherryh
Illustrator David A. Cherry
Cover artist David A. Cherry
Country United States
Language English
Series Ealdwood Stories
Genre Fantasy
Published 1981 (Donald M. Grant)
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 142
ISBN 0-575-04575-2
OCLC 8667096

"Ealdwood" is a fantasy novella by American writer C. J. Cherryh. One of Cherryh's Ealdwood Stories, it was first published in 1981 by Donald M. Grant in a limited edition of 1,050 copies. The edition was illustrated by the author's brother, David A. Cherry. The novella draws on Celtic mythology and is about Ealdwood, a forest at the edge of Faery, and Arafel, a Daoine Sidhe.[1]

"Ealdwood" and the author's 1979 short story "The Dreamstone" (published in Amazons!, edited by Jessica Amanda Salmonson) were combined and revised by Cherryh and published as a novel, The Dreamstone in 1983. Cherryh published a sequel to The Dreamstone later in 1983, The Tree of Swords and Jewels.

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  1. ^ Davis, Stephen M. (1997). "The Dreaming Tree". SF Site. Retrieved 2012-08-21.