Apr 20, 2021
Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale
Posted by Emily C.A. Snyder

The daughter of a king and a fairy, the Princess Niamh is glorious fair perhaps overly so Her incredible beauty proves a curse for no man can withstand even a moment in her presence without running mad Suitor after suitor is turned away, since no one regardless of family name or credentials, is able to approach the Princess without suffering intense burning The kingdoThe daughter of a king and a fairy, the Princess Niamh is glorious fair perhaps overly so Her incredible beauty proves a curse for no man can withstand even a moment in her presence without running mad Suitor after suitor is turned away, since no one regardless of family name or credentials, is able to approach the Princess without suffering intense burning The kingdom s only hope rests upon a most unusual bridegroom the Hermit With the claws and wings of an eagle, and the head and tail of a lion, the mystery of a magician, and the piety of a saint, he alone may hold her that is, if he can find his bride before she is led to perdition by the wicked Count and his shadowy minions Written in the evocative lyric style of Lord Dunsany, Niamh and the Hermit is an exploration and exultation of the classic fairy tale, blended seamlessly with all the imaginative complexity of a Tolkien esque subcreated world The author weaves fantasy and fable together in a beautifully written tale of love and deception, valor and weakness, hope and fury.

  • Title: Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale
  • Author: Emily C.A. Snyder
  • ISBN: 9781889758367
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Paperback
  • Niamh and the Hermit A Fairy Tale The daughter of a king and a fairy the Princess Niamh is glorious fair perhaps overly so Her incredible beauty proves a curse for no man can withstand even a moment in her presence without running ma

    Kathryn

    Princess Niamh pronounced Nee EHV is perhaps the greatest beauty of the Twelve Kingdoms, one whose loveliness radiates within and without so strongly that nobody in Castell Gwyr is able to appreciate it Potential suitors have either died or gone mad at the slightest exposure to Niamh, leaving everyone in the kingdom of Maelgwynn, including King Gavron, to wonder how Niamh will be able to take a husband and keep alive the line of Siawn Shieldbearer.The most logical solution to this problem comes [...]


    MaryBliss

    This reminds me, both in language and style, of some of the better intricate, dreamlike, epic faerie tale literature of the late nineteenth century Snyder has created characters and sagas here that require thoughtful careful reading and until I discovered the notes in the back of the book note taking to keep all the characters sorted in your head Characters are varied and intriguing, the plot is not marred by preditability, and nobility of spirit and human frailty combine in thought provoking wa [...]


    Megan Chappie

    Oh, it was beautiful Oh, it was lovely Oh, I will read this again and again Where to start Niamph and the Hermit is truly what it promises to be an exultation of the classic fairy tale The prose is glorious, the story is glorious, and the characters are ah glorious Glorious, I say Simply glorious Not to mention the world building Which deserves much than a mere mentioning.It s easy to see why this book has been compared to The Lord of the Rings If anyone deserves comparison to Tolkien s magnifi [...]


    Emily Snyder



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