The Mabinogion (Fantasy Masterworks)

Walton, Evangeline

Published by Gollancz, 2003
ISBN 10: 0575075384 / ISBN 13: 9780575075382
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Synopsis: The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the tales of Zeus, Hera, Apollo and their sibling gods are to Greek myth ...The magical adventures of Gwydion, the wizard-prince, Prince Pwyll, Arawn, the Lord of Death, the beautiful Rhiannon and the steadfast Branwen have thrilled generations. Evangeline Walton's compelling rendition of these ancient, thrilling stories of magic, betrayal, lost love and bitter retribution were originally published as The Island of the Mighty, The Children of Llyr, The Song of Rhiannon and The Prince of Annwn. The stories include the encounter between Prince Pwyll and Arawn, the God of Death, which Pwyll survives by agreeing to kill the one man that Death cannot fell, and the tale of Bran the Blessed and his family's epic struggle for the throne. The Mabinogian is universally recognised as the world's finest arc of Celtic mythology; Walton's vivid retelling introduces a world of gods and monsters, heroes, kings and quests, making accessible one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time.

About the Author: Evangeline Walton is best known for her epic retelling of The Mabinogian, but she is also the author of a number of historical novels and her historical fantasy THE SWORD IS FORGED. She has won two World Fantasy Awards, for Special Achievement, in 1985, and Lifetime Achievement in 1989.

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Title: The Mabinogion (Fantasy Masterworks)
Publisher: Gollancz
Publication Date: 2003
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