When Jilly came to Newford she was a young woman on the
in recovery from drug addiction and holding on to normalcy
her fingernails. When she encounters her closest and perhaps
only friend from those nightmare days she is led into a
beyond the ordinary and offered a difficult choice.
With PROMISES TO KEEP Charles De Lint tells a tale answering
some of the many questions about Newford and about Jilly and
how she became the person she is. Jilly appeared in many of
the Newford Stories but with an aura of mystery. The
of the person she became is covered thoroughly and
entertainingly with De Lint's inimitable style. In the
he also reveals many of Newford's secrets while weaving us
behind the mundane facade to make clear what makes his world
so special. PROMISES TO KEEP, previously published in 2007
a prequel to De Lint's Newford series.