What would you do if you suddenly became both infinitely psychic and unable to tell even the smallest lie? And if you were also exiled from your homeland, destitute, and unhappily in love with a darkly seductive Elf who'd forced you to undertake an impossible quest? Such is the Fate of Tomas the Rhymer, the reluctant poet-hero of this historical fantasy, wherein the Celtic and Norse realms of Elves, gods and spirits converge with Viking Age Europe's real events and shifting world-views -- and evoke some haunting parallels with our own era's rapid changes.
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In this trilogy's first novel, The Rhymer and the Ravens: The Book of Fate, the Nordic-Celtic bard Tomas's encounter with Moira, the Elf Queen, catalyzed his recognition of his true nature and his initiation into the Ars Magica--the magic arts. In The Elves' Prophecy, Tomas the Rhymer learns to use his magecraft. Accompanied by his new raven-allies, he's going his own way and finding his own teachers now, yet there's something that Moira hasn't told him...From the Back Cover:
"Takes us yet deeper into the strange realm where Elfin and human worlds intersect. More than ever, Forrest's writing is infused with a dark beauty that spans century and transcends genre." -- Poppy Z. Brite, author of Lost Souls; Drawing Blood; and Exquisite Corpse.
"Even more powerful, moving and magical than Forrest's first novel. It makes one's heart long to actually encounter an Elf someday--the right one, of course." -- Dag Rossman, Nordic storyteller, Skandisk audiocassettes Hammer and Mistletoe and The Ring of Doom.
"If you're intrigued with the arts magical, the land of faery, astrology or Nordic-Celtic mythology, this book is a real page- turner you'll not want to put down." -- Maria K. Sims, president, ACS Publications; author of Your Magical Child and The Witch's Circle.
"'...Loki strolled along whistling and let the salamanders gather at his heels.' Forrest's second novel comes to us a trance of season and wave. Where the magics of an Elf's gift call again, asking us to join the Old Gods among the pages." -- Michael Rank, Atlantic recording artist, author of Feast.
"An intricate tale of intrigue, initiation, passion and enchantment. A place I'd love to linger longer, like 'magic hour' on a summer's eve." -- Meg Switzgable, Emmy & Academy-award nominated director.
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Book Description Seven Paws Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0964911310
Book Description Seven Paws Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110964911310
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Book Description Seven Paws Pr, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-172-01-4315904