by Gregory Frost (Goodreads Author)
TAIN and its sequel, REMSCELA, comprise the retelling of the Irish epic Tain Bo Cuailnge--the stories of Cu Chulainn, the hero of Ulster who at the age of 18 single-handedly defended his people against the invading army of the sorcerous queen Maeve.
Paperback, 368 pages
Published February 1st 1986 by Ace
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I enjoyed this book, and as I stated in my review of Frost's Remscela, these two books are some of the better retellings of the Irish myths of Cu Chullain. The Remscela is, in my opinion, better than Tain however. The Tain is rather dry at times and is missing the ability to completely draw the reader in like Remscela does. However, this book is still an excellent read and I would recommend it for anyone who loves Celtic mythology.
Feb 16, 2008 Heather rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to Heather by: Doug
I didn't like this book very much. I think it's mostly due to the fact that I don't like to mix fantasy and epics. If I want to read an ancient epic, I will not tolerate any modernization of any sort. That's what killed this book for me.
Gregory Frost is an American author of fantasy, science fiction and thrillers. He directs the fiction writing workshop at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. A graduate of the iconic Clarion Workshop, he has taught at Clarion several times, including the first session following its move to the University of California at Sa...moreMore about Gregory Frost...