The Mabinogion Tetralogy by Evangeline Walton

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The retelling of the epic Welsh myth that is "certainly among the top 5 fantasy series of the twentieth century" (

The Mabinogion is to Welsh mythology what the tales of Zeus, Hera, and Apollo are to Greek myth. these tales constitute a powerful work of the imagination, ranking with Tokien's Lord of the Rings novels and T.H. White's The Once and Future King. Evangeline Walton's compelling rendition of these classic, thrilling stories of magic, betrayal, lost love, and bitter retribution include the encounter between Prince Pwyll and Arawn, the God of Death, which Pwyll survives by agreeing to kill the one man that Death cannot fell, and the tale of bran the blessed and his family's epic struggle for the throne.

The Mabinogion is internationally recognized as the world's finest arc of Celtic mythology; Walton's vivid retelling introduces an ancient world of gods and monsters, heroes, kings and quests, making accessible one of the greatest fantasy sagas of all time.

About Evangeline Walton

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Evangeline Walton (1907-1996) was born and raised in Indianapolis and settled in Tuscon in 1946. She published seven novels, including four volumes in her classic Welsh mythology series, collected as The Mabinogion Tetralogy, as well as The Cross and the Sword, The Sword is Forged, and Witch House. Walton was the recipient of the World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award and the Mythopoeic Award.
Published May 13, 2002 by Overlook Books. 720 pages
Genres: History, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Almost as weighty is the late Evangeline Walton's The Maginogion Tetralogy, which brings together Prince of Annwn, The Children of Llyr, The Song of Rhiannon and The Island of the Mighty.

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