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Award Winning Author And Radio Personality Ellen Kushner S Inspired Retelling Of An Ancient Legend Weaves Myth And Magic Into A Vivid Contemporary Novel About The Mysteries Of The Human Heart Brimming With Ballads, Riddles, And Magical Transformations, Here Is The Timeless Tale Of A Charismatic Bard Whose Talents Earn Him A Two Edged Otherworldly GiftA Minstrel Lives By His Words, His Tunes, And Sometimes By His Lies But When The Bold And Gifted Young Thomas The Rhymer Awakens The Desire Of The Powerful Queen Of Elfland, He Finds That Words Are Not Enough To Keep Him From His Fate As The Queen Sweeps Him Far From The People He Has Known And Loved Into Her Realm Of Magic, Opulence And Captivity He Learns At Last What It Is To Be Truly Human When He Returns To His Home With The Queen S Parting Gift, His Great Task Will Be To Seek Out The Girl He Loved And Wronged, And Offer Her At Last The Tongue That Cannot Lie


10 thoughts on “Thomas the Rhymer

  1. Minli Minli says:

    Thomas the Rhymer is a worthy and beautiful novelization of the ballad, elegantly told from the perspective of four people Gavin and Meg, the elderly couple who takes on Thomas as a surrogate son, bookend Thomas s own experience in Elfland, and the fourth by Thomas s mortal love, Elspeth, after he returns to the human world with his gift of soothsaying Kushner s language is so subtle, lyrical and magical, some passages near left me in tears She has such a flair for words and this book is a Thomas the Rhymer is a worthy and beautiful novelization of the ballad, elegantly told from the perspective of four people Gavin and Meg, the elderly couple who takes on Thomas as a surrogate son, bookend Thomas s own experience in Elfland, and the fourth by Thomas s mortal love, Elspeth, after he returns to the human world with his gift of soothsaying Kushner s language is so subtle, lyrical and magical, some passages near left me in tears She has such a flair for words and this book is all about that the truth of words I really admired the shifting perspectives, and how all four were needed as separate pieces of the puzzle to come together The reason why I remain conflicted over the book, is becau...


  2. Susan Barchard Susan Barchard says:

    This is my all time favorite book about Faerie I ve been reading about and studying Faerie since I was a small child And I am an AVID reader Ellen Kushner has doneto bring the world of the Fae alive than anything else I ve ever read Critics of this book need to understand that Thomas the Rhymer or Tam Lin is a legend It is what it is For Kushner to have made him pleasing to all would have been to stray from the legend For the book to have had aclimactic ending would have been This is my all time favorite book about Faerie I ve been reading about and studying Faerie since I was a small child And I a...


  3. Kyle Muntz Kyle Muntz says:

    A really intetesting, extremely unusual novel Its sort of an example of what fantasy might have been like if Tolkien had never existed, with a deeply character driven storyline and a setting very rooted in old England and its mythology, sort of like Spencer or something its largely a down to earth, almost realist novel, interrupted by 100 pages of the strangest, most surreal storytelling I ve seen in a while A friend of mine compared this section to the wizard knight by Gene Wolfe, and, for A really intetesting, extremely unusual novel Its sort of an example of what fantasy might have been like if Tolkien had never existed, with a deeply character driven storyline and a setting very rooted in old England and its mythology, sort of like Spencer or something its largely a down to earth, almost realist novel, interrupted by 100 pages of the strangest, most surreal storytelling I ve seen in a while A friend of mine com...


  4. Joseph Joseph says:

    The eye of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not seen, man s hand is not able to taste, his tongue to conceive, nor his heart to report what my dream was I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream.


  5. Althea Ann Althea Ann says:

    I love novels like this that flesh out a traditional tale while remaining true and faithful to the source material Like Robin McKinley s Beauty , Donna Jo Napoli s Zel , etc This book retells the legend of Thomas the Rhymer, a minstrel taken under the hill for seven years of service to the faerie queen, who returns with the gift of being unable to tell a lie It brings to life Thomas and those who know and l...


  6. kari kari says:

    What a quietly beautiful book At a first glance, it s a small story but it has such depth, such insight, it s so full of raw emotions and witty humour, it touches your heart and doesn t let go easily If at all.


  7. Nikki Nikki says:

    It took me a while to get into this version of Thomas the Rhymer The story is told in four voices the voice of an old man who takes Thomas in almost as his own son, Gavin the voice of Thomas himself the voice of Gavin s wife, Meg and the voice of the mortal woman who loves Thomas, Elspeth The part in Gavin s voice didn t grip me so much, but when I came to Thomas s part, I could barely put the book down It s not full of action, and Elspeth doesn t play a part in Thomas coming back from Fa It took me a while to get into this version of Thomas the Rhymer The story is told in four voices the voice of an old man who takes Thomas in almost as his own son, Gavin the voice of Thomas himself the voice of Gavin s wife, Meg and the voice of the mortal woman who loves Thomas, Elspeth The part in Gavin s voice didn t grip me so much, but whe...


  8. Lisa Lisa says:

    A sensually told tale of Thomas the Rhymer pre, during and after his abduction by the Queen of Elfland, with whom he resides for seven years, returning with her gift of a tongue that can tell no lies.Fleshing out the myth and letting us get to know Thomas as he might have been before, with a tongue that flattered and lied easily, the first part of the book was the strongest for me And while I enjoyed the plunge into Faerie, I found that Thomas s return and remaining life, as told by the gir A sensually told tale of Thomas the Rhymer pre, during and after his abduction by the Queen of Elfland, with whom he resides for seven years, returning with her gift of a tongue that can tell no lies.Fleshing out the myth and letting us get to know Thomas as he might have been before, with a tongue that flattered and lied easily...


  9. Lisa Jensen Lisa Jensen says:

    Ellen Kushner takes a traditional Scottish ballad and weaves it into something magical and beguiling in this lovely, haunting tale The ballad sings of a minstrel lad abducted to Elfland for seven year s to serve as the Elf Queen s lover, then returned to the mortal world A footloose and carefree young minstrel, Thomas gives himself up to the quicksilver Elf Queen and the succulent delights of her bower Yet, he is tormented by her small, careless cruelties, by the elves constant game playing, Ellen Kushner takes a traditional Scottish ballad and weaves it into something magical and beguiling in this lovely, haunting tale The ballad sings of a minstrel lad abdu...


  10. Katya Katya says:

    Another take on the legend of Thomas Learmounth Beautiful language, absence of violence these are the book s pluses However, that is about it The story itself lacks something very important the point I do not mean the point of the legend of True Thomas, but the point of this very book Thomas lives here and then he lives there so what What was the point of his stay with the Elves What did the riddle he had resolved while living among the Elves have in common with the rest of his lif Another take on the legend of Thomas Learmounth Beautiful language, absence of violence these are the book s pluses However, that is about it The...