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The King of Irelands Sonby Padraic Colum
This is an awesome book of old fashioned Irish folklore. It's got all the elements of a traditional with hags, monsters, magic, unpronounceable names, love at first sight, and a main character addressed as and apparently having no name other than a the king of Irelands son. It starts out where our hero is to cocky for his own good and plays a card game with a sorcerer. He then loses the game which entails a curse that leads him into all sorts of fun where if he can't find the sorcerers home and pluck three hairs of the guys beard in a year and a day he loses his head. In the process he falls in love with the sorcerers youngest daughter and while taking her home he loses herr to the king of the land of the mist. This leads to even more fun in which he must find the sword of light. Throughout the book the king of irelands son encounters an amazing amount of flambouyant characters and stories such as Flame o' Wine, Gilly of the goat skin, the unique tale, the coming of the king of cats to the land of king Connell,and much much more.
(June 12, 2010 - 10:11 am)