Austenian comedy of manners meets whimsical folklore-inspired historical romance! The storytelling has a lighthearted tone, juxtaposed against some serious philosophical issues. Fans of Jane Austen will enjoy Ms. Leslie's deft exploration of the quirks and contradictions, absurdities, strengths, and vulnerabilities of human nature, and the missteps, joys, and misfortunes that always attend adventures of the heart. In fact, the course of true love turns out to be extremely rocky in this entertaining multi-volume Saga about the destiny-starred Randolph family, who cross the Veil from the Mortal World into other Realms, as readily as most people cross the street. The series debuts with an inspired retelling of the centuries-old Scottish folk ballad "Tam Lin.” This insightful coming-of-age story, set in the Scottish Borders country, takes the youthful and very human protagonists on a fairytale journey of imaginative twists and turns through humourous, risky and romantic plot complications. On May Eve of 1790, Janet, a very sheltered but feisty and wilful twenty-year-old Earl's daughter, wanders into Carterhaugh Wood. Handsome, seductive Tam Lin, who has been nineteen for the past seven years (due to an ongoing affair with the mysterious Elfin Queen), appears and accosts her in a glade that burgeons with black roses. Drawn into an ever-shifting maze of love, doubt, trust, fear, honour, passion and laughable human foibles, both lad and lass mature and learn much about themselves. But will the young man end by choosing the naïve girl who loves him, or a magical mistress who is the ideal embodiment of passionate womanhood?
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|Size: ||1.7 MB|
|Publisher: ||Patricia A. Leslie|
|Date published: || 2015|
|ISBN: ||9780986070464 (DRM-EPUB)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|