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- DescriptionThe Lady of the Forest, Freyja, the Goddess of all woodland beasts, appears here on Midgard as a white hind. So great is her love for her deer that she herself comes in their guise. None has ever seen her; but if she permitted man but a glance, that is what they would see.. Tindr is handsome, kind, and the best hunter on 9th century Gotland. He possesses a deep empathy with animals, which powers his reverence towards the game he takes to survive. But he is also deaf, which closes him off from the society that surrounds him - and seemingly, from finding love. Devoted parents and friends can't protect young Tindr from the bully who taunts him, from jealousy that turns murderous, or from the threat of surrender to the allure of the Lady of the Forest, who might destroy him. Tindr's haven is the greenwood. It is home t only to the rabbits he snares, and the stags and boar he takes with bow and arrow, but to a rare creature of unusual beauty, a source of deepening fascination and wonder in Tindr's life. His silent world alters dramatically at the arrival of two strangers on the island - the Welsh-Saxon Ceridwen, and the Danish warrior Sidroc. He finds a new and fulfilling life with them at Tyrsborg. But will he ever find a woman to love him?Tindr tells the story of this strange and haunting young hunter, living amidst a landscape of wild, wind-swept island beauty. Tindr's magic woods await you...
- Author BiographyOctavia Randolph has long been fascinated with the development, dominance, and decline of the Anglo-Saxon peoples. The path of her research has included disciplines as varied as the study of Anglo-Saxon and Norse runes, and learning to spin with a drop spindle. Her interests have led to extensive on-site research in England, Denmark, Sweden, and Gotland. In addition to the Circle Saga, she is the author of the novella The Tale of Melkorka, taken from the Icelandic Sagas, and the novella Ride, a retelling of the story of Lady Godiva, first published in Narrative Magazine. She has been awarded Artistic Fellowships at the Ingmar Bergman Estate on Faro, Gotland; MacDowell Colony; Ledig House International; and Byrdcliffe.
- Author(s)Octavia Randolph
- PublisherPyewacket Press
- Date of Publication15/03/2016
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Series TitleCircle of Ceridwen Saga
- Series Part/Volume Number5
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPyewacket Press
- Content Note, black & white illustrations
- Weight631 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine24 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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