Tain by Gregory Frost

by Gregory Frost
$5.99 ISBN 978-1-61138-563-2

“Here are the blood-drenched roots of the long, sad history of Ireland told by a man who knows every heartbreak, betrayal, and stony foot of ground. Gregory Frost is a modern master of fantasy. This volume is an extraordinary journey to the living heart of Myth—violent and visionary, elegiac and horrific, dreamlike, beautiful, and shocking by turns. If I were you, I’d buy it.” —Michael Swanwick


“Modern fantasy writers build on the folk epics and fairy tales of ancient times. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings reflects the Oxford professor’s mastery of Anglo-Saxon lore and legend, Evangeline Walton’s The Song of Rhiannon retells portions of the Mabinogion, and T.H. White’s The Once and Future King re-imagines the adventures of Arthur and his knights. In Táin Gregory Frost creates a novel out of the great Irish epic Tain Bo Cualinge, the story of the famous Celtic champion Cu Chulainn. Here, once again, we hear of Deirdre of the Sorrows, encounter Ireland’s fairy-folk the Sidhe, and ride into battle with fierce half-gods and doomed warriors. Not only fantasy fans but also readers of historical fiction will want to look out for this Celtic saga.” —Michael Dirda, Book World, The Washington Post

“Great high fantasy from the author of Lyrec.

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