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Mainly in Moonlight Summary

(Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults)

Gray believed that people need something joyously unexpected in their lives as an escape from day-to-day problems and as inspiration to make life's challenges easier to overcome. Mainly in Moonlight is a collection of short stories about the impossible. They tell about sorcerers both powerful and inept, princes caught in spells and set free from spells, dazzling castles, and fearsome quests. The reader enters a world of marvels and adventures.

While many writers use fantasy elements in stories, few use them as skillfully as Gray. His precise and beautiful language brings strange lands to glittering life, and his use of humor gives his stories a unique personality.