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by Ellen Kushner

eBook Thomas the Rhymer download ISBN: 1557100462
Author: Ellen Kushner
Publisher: William Morrow & Co; 1st edition (March 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 247
ePub: 1280 kb
Fb2: 1878 kb
Rating: 4.7
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: United States

Thomas the Rhymer book.

Thomas the Rhymer book. 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 gift.

Kushner’s Thomas the Rhymer does it all. -Jane Yolen. 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

Kushner’s Thomas the Rhymer does it all. A perfectly splendid story, splendidly told with great style and originality. 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. A minstrel lives by his words, his tunes, and sometimes by his lies.

Ellen Kushner (born October 6, 1955) is an American writer of fantasy novels. From 1996 until 2010, she was the host of the radio program Sound & Spirit, produced by WGBH in Boston and distributed by Public Radio International

Ellen Kushner (born October 6, 1955) is an American writer of fantasy novels. From 1996 until 2010, she was the host of the radio program Sound & Spirit, produced by WGBH in Boston and distributed by Public Radio International. Kushner was born in Washington, . and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended Bryn Mawr College and graduated from Barnard College. She lives in New York City with her wife and sometime collaborator, Delia Sherman

Ellen Kushner leads a team of award-winning writers . THOMAS tHE RHYMER RETURNS TO THE UK AS A FANTASY MASTERWORK Britain’s Orion Publishing has selected Ellen’s Thomas the Rhymer as a Fantasy Masterwork and republished it with a fresh introduction and cover.

Ellen Kushner leads a team of award-winning writers, including Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo and Joel Derfner in a sexy, subversive prequel to her classic book Swordspoint. If you’ve visited the world of Swordspoint before, you’ll be delighted to return; if it’s your first time, you’ll be welcomed in style. A compelling and sensitive reimagining of a classic piece of folklore.

Award-winning author and radio personality Ellen Kushner’s inspired retelling of an ancient legend weaves myth and .

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. 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.

Published by Tor Books, New York, New York, . ISBN 10: 0812514459 ISBN 13: 9780812514452. Brimming with ballads, riddles, and magical transformations, Through a Brazen Mirror.

Thomas, the Rhymer : a romance. Thomas, the Rhymer : a romance. Thomas, the Rhymer, 1220?-1297?, Thomas, the Rhymer, 1220?-1297? Publisher. New York : Tom Doherty Associates.

Follows the medieval minstrel, Thomas, who is kidnapped by the Queen of Elfland and forced to live as an immortal in her utopian kingom
Comments: (7)
Wohald
I ... can't begin to form an opinion on Thomas the Rhymer. That's the strangest thing for one such as myself, who never knows how to shut up. Lest I set someone running from this book, first I say that, yes, I absolutely did like it. It's a complicated story and, as in life, no real answers are posed - only questions. This one might take me a while to sort out, though it took only a day to read.
The story itself is a retelling of the legend of Thomas the Rhymer, of which - I admit - I have never heard before, so I can't make comparisons there. Ms. Kushner's tone here is stylized in the way of vocal folklore - fit for a ballad or a grandfather's telling my a crackling fire. Though the story is a first-person account coming, at various times, from four different characters, the understanding is still that it was, not is. 'And there I've gone, and this I've seen, and so it was' and such like. This does not make for the easiest personal connection to a story, but there's a point in the method of telling, too - it strips the story of flourish, leaving only the bare-bones plot. Which, in this case, requires no help and carries itself gracefully as any story I've ever read. This book is definitely as experience - eerie, fascinating, addictive. I highly recommend it.
nadness
Retelling of a fairy tale told from three points of view. I loved all the voices and was drawn into their minds because they were such interesting and big-hearted people. If you like fantasy I highly recommend it. Any of this author's novels.
caster
I sincerely envy Ms Kushner's writing skills: she is a wondrous writer, she handles her language with a subtlety unheard of and still she manages to avoid any overwriting or mannerism.

This story, though, is far from great. Some reviewers say it is true to the legend: should it be really so, part of the problem might lie in the original plot and yet the author could have done something to amend that.
Be it as it may, her characters are exceptionally dull -except for the elderly couple- and Elfland is lushiously boring, its beautiful queen being the worst of all.

The verses included are enjoyable.
salivan
Read this book when I was younger. Still remember it. I had checked out the book but finally bought it.
Mr.mclav
I'm always shocked that Ellen Kushner is not more well known. She blends fantasy with interesting characters so seamlessly. The words are so well written that music is in the background of my mind as I read. There is a reason why there is always a recommendation from Neil Gaiman.
Ziena
Nice classic story. Very interesting read and a fun tale. If you like Irish history, its a good read. And if you don't, you should read more :)
Vaua
If you've only heard the story of Thomas the Rhymer referenced but not actually read his tale this a phenomenal telling.
Very enjoyable read in four rather distinct sections (each told from the perspective of a different character). Not epic, which is something of a relief, but finely told. The long middle section about the stay in Fairie Land is atmospheric, but so too are the descriptions of regular, mundane medieval life.