logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Thomas the Rhymer - Ellen Kushner
Thomas the Rhymer
by: (author)
3.67 105
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... show more
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.A 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.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780553586978 (0553586971)
Publisher: Spectra
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 Thomas the Rhymer
As you all know, I love Tam Lin retellings, and Thomas the Rhymer is a close cousin. Kushner does a marvelous job with the story and characters. And her fairyland is wonderful–what I so often want fairylands to be (she goes with Elf, rather than fairy, but I’m lumping them together). In a way, what ...
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
4.0 Thomas the Rhymer
I loved this book when I read it years ago. I haven't thought of it in years, but as soon as I saw it sweeping by on my friends list I grinned.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
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 fa...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
0.0
My mom was cleaning out her bookshelf, sent me this.
Other editions (7)
Books by Ellen Kushner
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?