[Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner


Thomas the Rhymer

read & download Thomas the Rhymer Thomas the Rhymer review Õ 109 summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner Based on the famous ballad Thomas the Rhymer is a dramatic fictionalized account of the medieval m. 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 because it put me through every emotion a human could feel I m not sure I enjoyed that feeling at all though it attests to its power Some parts were funny some were unbearably painful It hurt I felt Thomas s anger and loneliness living his half life in his servitude Might I also add Kushner s language also extends to some very sexy passages particularly because they are so restrained and perfectly worded hoo Some bits I reveled in the normality of country life I felt Elspeth s chapped hands and Meg s hearty food I can t help but come away from this book without seeing it as a tragedy I can t see his time in Elfland except as a CURSE shiny and glitzy but otherwise detrimental to his humanity I felt so much pain for Elspeth at the end knowing he was gone knowing he had loved others I wanted passion between them I wanted it to prove that mortal love could be just as passionate as whatever Thomas had with the Elf ueen Elspeth is certainly worthy I loved their arguments at the beginning but it felt like she got the short end of the stick in pretty much every way Sigh I also wanted exploration of Thomas s soothsaying and whether it was really a gift

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read & download Thomas the Rhymer Thomas the Rhymer review Õ 109 summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner Unreal splendor of her magic kingdom and then returns to the world of dirt and work and passing ti. 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 Faerieland Instead it s full of emotion which builds right through the story until the final line so innocuous on its own makes my heart ache Without saying any about it I love the endThere are some beautiful passages in the book and some smaller lovely stories the story of the dove for one and the story of Thomas invisible servant for another And some of the characters are really wonderful particularly saucy ElspethIt s an interesting take on the story of True Thomas Thomas the Rhymer and I m glad I kept on with it after not really getting into Gavin s part of the story I thought it was rather magical really

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read & download Thomas the Rhymer Thomas the Rhymer review Õ 109 summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner Instrel who is abducted by the ueen of Elfland and lives for years without count not aging in the. 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 done to 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 a climactic ending would have been to stray from the legend It was a story of a Bard taken by the Faerie ueen because of his physical beauty and his musical talent a story of his adventures in Faerie and his subseuent return to the real world The man though chauvanistic and skirt chasing to some is a very apt description of what a handsome and talented wandering minstrel s life was probably likeBut if you ever want to experience a peek into the enchanted world of the Fae and if you ever want to just get into a magical frame of mind this is the book to readI am a Faerie artist and I re read it from time to time because it inspires me While there are many authors whose work I love no other book takes me to the world of Faerie like this one Kudos to Ellen Kushner

  • Hardcover
  • 247
  • Thomas the Rhymer
  • Ellen Kushner
  • English
  • 02 October 2020
  • 9781557100467

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  1. says: summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read read & download Thomas the Rhymer

    [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner This was a book I read sometime in the 90s 1995 is a rough guess after getting it from the Science Fiction Book Club It's a masterful re telling of the Scottish folk legend of Thomas of Erceldoune a 12th century minstrel who was apparently an actual person who was said to have been abducted by the ueen of Elfland to serve her for seven years as the price of a kiss and to have returned with the gift or curse of

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    [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner read & download Thomas the Rhymer There's a lot to be said about a fantasy that is written WELL In fact one can argue that it is the only thing worth aiming for With tons of writers touching on this and that in the realm of the Fae of wandering minstrels of friendship love and loss you'd think there would never be a way to STAND OUT from that crowdAnd then this late in my career of hunting down all the best books on the Fae I run across Thoma

  3. says: [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read

    [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner 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

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    read & download Thomas the Rhymer Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner 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 E

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    [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner 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 10

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    read & download Thomas the Rhymer Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner 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 uince to write a ballad of this dream

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    Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner 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 ueen who returns with t

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    read & download Thomas the Rhymer Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner What a uietly 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

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    read & download Thomas the Rhymer [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read 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 a

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    [Thomas the Rhymer] Kindle ã Ellen Kushner Ellen Kushner ✓ 9 free read summary Ý E-book, or Kindle E-pub ✓ Ellen Kushner A sensually told tale of Thomas the Rhymer pre during and after his abduction by the ueen of Elfland with whom he resides for seven years returning with her 'gift' of a tongue that can tell no liesFleshing out the myth and letting us get to know Thomas as he might have been before with a tongue that flattered

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