The good woman was horrified by the cost of her shortsightedness and realized that the old woman was not a woman at all, but an evil fairy/
This lovely little Celtic Mythology book traverses through so many tales that will delight and astonish you!
A hushed silence fell upon Finn and his comrades as they realized she was a fairy maiden.
There are four sections to this book.
Mischief Makers and Monstrous Fakers – goes into all kinds of fairy tricks and the poor souls who believe them. From horned women to brownies (not the eating kind) – this section has it all.
For Love Alone – focuses on hauntingly romantic tales that often have dire consequences for the ones who betray.
Landscapes in Celtic Folklore – talks about the famous sort of places like fairy mounds and Merilin’s craig. Whimsy and magic abound!
And finally, there’s Into the Wide, and Wild World – which goes into all sorts of amazing adventures and types of folks you might run into.
I quite liked this book – it was catchy and there was a huge variety in the types of tales.
Some seemed a bit familiar – like Whippety Stourie or the Selkie tale – but others where wholly new, such as Snorro of the Dwarf Stone or The Draiglin Hogney.
The drawings were certainly unique and vibrantly designed.
All in all, this book was really great. I really enjoyed all of the stories told and it was so much fun!
A Huge thank you to Rockridge Press, Callisto Publisher’s Club and the author for sending me a free copy in exchange for an honest review