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White Ravens by Owen Sheers
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Apr 22, 10

bookshelves: fantasy, fiction, folklore, historical-fiction, mabinogion, mythology, welsh, celtic-lore, magic, gods, spy
Recommended for: Anyone who loves fantasy and folklore.
Read from April 21 to 22, 2010 — I own a copy

Still reading, first impression. A Wizard of Wales, a story teller with a subtle pen for a wand. Owen Sheers has a rare talent. Like a Florida gator is both ancient and today. On page 66 this Welsh gator closed his jaws on my leg, it wasn't painful it was delightful. Seren commissioned eleven Welsh writers to do some retelling of the national treasure 'The Mabinogion'. Theme keep these old tales at the heart of a new story.

I know I'm bait by page 73 where Sheers throws a splendid Welsh bomb at me. [['E couldn' come' the boy said, cutting Matthew's search short. ''E said a 'e wouldn't be wastin' any petrol on some Londoner. 'E said as yer can have a 'orse 'stead, 'cos an 'orse is good enough for every one else, so its as good enough for yew.':]]

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04/21/2010 page 27
14.06% "by Owen Sheers commissioned by Seren to retell the Mabinogion from a fresh viewpoing."
04/22/2010 page 90
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