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Thomas the Rhymer ❮Read❯ ➶ Thomas the Rhymer ➺ Author Ellen Kushner – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 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 Thomas the PDF or 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.

    Thomas the Rhymer MOBI ☆ Thomas the PDF or 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."/>
  • Paperback
  • 258 pages
  • Thomas the Rhymer
  • Ellen Kushner
  • English
  • 07 June 2017
  • 0553586971

About the Author: Ellen Kushner

Ellen Kushner weaves together multiple careers as a writer, radio host, teacher, performer and public speakerA graduate of Barnard College, she also attended Bryn Mawr College, and Thomas the PDF or grew up in Cleveland, Ohio She began her career in publishing as a fiction editor in New York City, but left to write her first novel Swordspoint, which has become a cult classic, hailed as the progenitor of the mann Ellen Kushner weaves together multiple careers as a writer, radio host, teacher, performer and public speakerA graduate of Barnard College, she also attended Bryn Mawr College, and grew up in Cleveland, Ohio She began her career in publishing as a fiction editor in New York City, but left to write her first novel Swordspoint, which has become a cult classic, hailed as the progenitor of the mannerpunk or Fantasy of Manners school of urban fantasy Swordspoint was followed by Thomas the Rhymer World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award , and twonovels in her Riverside series In , Thomas the Rhymer was published in the UK as part of the Gollancz Fantasy Masterworks lineIn addition, her short fiction appears regularly in numerous anthologies Her stories have been translated into a wide variety of languages, including Japanese, French, Dutch, German, Spanish, Latvian and FinnishUpon moving to Boston, she became a radio host for WGBH FM In , she created Sound Spirit, PRI s award winning national public radio series With Ellen as host and writer, the program aired nationally until many of the original shows can now be heard archived onlineAs a live stage performer, her solo spoken word works include Esther the Feast of Masks, and The Golden Dreydl a Klezmer Nutcracker for Chanukah with Shirim Klezmer Orchestra In , Vital Theatre commissioned her to script a full scale theatrical version The Klezmer Nutcracker played to sold out audiences in New York City, with Kushner in the role of the magical Tante MiriamIn , Kushner entered the world of audiobooks, narrating and co producing illuminated versions of all three of the Riverside novels with SueMedia Productions for Neil Gaiman Presents at Audible and winning a Audie Award for SwordspointOther recent projects include the urban fantasy anthology Welcome to Bordertown co edited with Holly Black , and The Witches of Lublin, a musical audio drama written with Elizabeth Schwartz and Yale Strom which one Gabriel, Gracie and Wilbur Awards in In she contributed to and oversaw the creation of the online Riverside series prequel Tremontaine for Serial Box with collaborators Joel Derfner, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Malinda Lo, Racheline Maltese and Patty BryantA dauntless traveler, Ellen Kushner has been a guest of honor at conventions all over the world She regularly teaches writing at the prestigious Clarion Workshop and the Hollins University Graduate Program in Children s LiteratureEllen Kushner is a co founder and past president of the Interstitial Arts Foundation, an organization supporting work that falls between genre categories She lives in New York City with author and educator Delia Sherman, a lot of books, airplane and theater ticket stubs, and no cats whatsoever.



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...

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