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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  95 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Mass Market Paperback, 213 pages
Published 1974 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1973)
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Branwen Ericsson and her husband Alan have purchased a deteriorating old mansion on the outskirts of a small town after they lost their infant son to sudden crib death. Branwen is a free-lance writer and her husband is a civil engineer and spends a lot of his time traveling, leaving Branwen to spends days on end absorbed in either her own writing or reading books for personal pleasure. When she needs to do some research, she drives into the local small town and visits the local library. She is b ...more
Robin Martinez
It always makes me sad to see a book has gone out of print. But, there really are books that deserve to be lost among the used bookstores of the worlds. In fact, there are books that really never should have seen print. Triad by Mary Leader is one of the latter. Now, Ms. Leader was not without talent. She had some interesting ideas and can produce a lovely turn of phrase every once in awhile. But Triad was all over the place as a novel. It seems to me Ms. Leader wanted to hit all the hot-button ...more
I really enjoyed this book - it hooked me, and I finished it in a day once I got started. I read it because of its history as the inspiration behind Stevie Nicks writing "Rhiannon" and I could totally make out parts of the song in the book. There's a line where Branwen (the protagonist) says, "I will win," and I instantly thought of the, "Will you ever win?" line of the song, and another where someone says, "Is it always the same?" and I thought of the live version of the song where Stevie inten ...more
General H. Sassafras
This was probably the best book I read all summer.

I loved the spooky feel to this well-woven story! It had a lot of amazing imagery that used some more difficult vocabulary words. As I read this, I felt truly involved in the book and could not put it down, even to watch Star Trek.
This book was referenced in the current biography of Stevie Nicks, (Crystal Dreams and Visions) as her inspiration of Rhiannon. This is a 1973 novel with the familiar storyline formula that one would expect. With that said, it was an interesting and quick read with the usual twists and turns, with Celtic lore, which added interest. Triad was a good story and at times you could see plainly where Stevie's lyrics and ideas came from. Enjoyable,if predictable.
I had been meaning to read this book for decades to understand the reference to "Rhiannon," the name that singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks used as inspiration for Fleetwood Mac's iconic hit of the same title. Not much of a fan of the supernatural/science fiction genre, but this was a pretty straightforward, occasionally entertaining read.
Feb 10, 2008 Tiffaney rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: John!
Recommended to Tiffaney by: Stevie Nicks?
This is the book Stevie Nicks got the name "Rhiannon" from, even though at the time she had no idea who Rhiannon really was.

From this book I learned that John doesnt know how to return books...
Supernatural thriller that has a few ties to Celtic mythology. The story itself was fine, but it is a bit dated. Parts of it reminded me of the movie Dark Water.
Jan 31, 2008 John rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tiffaney
This is the book Stevie Nicks got the name Rhiannon from, and that's the only thing going for it.
Great book if you like eerie supernatural stories! Couldn't put it down I'm just sad it's over
I thought the writer totally under-estimated the reader. :(
I would like to get a first edition of this novel..
one of my favorite books. i've re-read this book a lot
rebecca clark
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon
Flaccid horror thriller.
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