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The Mountain of Marvels: A Celtic Tale of Magic (Ancient Fantasy Book 1) Kindle Edition
|Length: 46 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Age Level: 9 - 12|
|Grade Level: 3 - 6|
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I love the whole medieval period and the spells that were cast in this story. I am going to give this book a five star rating. I like reading story's from other countries. We do not have story's like this here in the U.S.A.
I just turned eleven today. I think this book would be good for kids eleven and up. I am on honor roll all the time so this story was not really hard for me to read and understand. It might be harder for younger kids to understand.
Thank you for writing this book and showing kids a different kind of story and time frame from another country.
Brandon Heptinstall 11
My grandma (Sandra Heptinstall) for helping me to type this. Don't ask my grandma her age. She will only tell you that she is older than dirt.
This book, although brief and although representing just a small part of the Mabinogion, is a wonderful place to start. Mr. Shepard has done a commendable job of distilling what are, after all, fragments and pieces of stories, into a reasonably coherent tale. He has also done a nice job of preserving the feel and flow of the tales while modernizing the language and shaping the narrative.
And remember, these are basically 800+ year old versions of the same fantasy/quest/magic stories that fill the middle grade shelves now. That's pretty cool, (even for people who, unlike me, never wanted to name their daughter Bloudwedd).
So, if you want a nice, tight, entertaining and understandable intro to the world of Welsh/Celtic myth, this is a great find.
In this tale a strange veiled lady rides a horse very slowly near a king, but it is impossible to catch up with her either by running or using a galloping horse. She turns out to be beautiful, and the king needs magic to win her. The story is filled with the usage of the number three, which is characteristic of many fairy tales of many cultures. Beside this episode there is a second and a third, all involving this woman and the king. Readers will enjoy them.
Shepard includes an interesting history of Celtic tales.
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Here are four Celtic stories of a tale from Ireland and Wales' histories that dealt with both their culture and beliefs as far as magic was concerned. Read morePublished 22 months ago by By J. Doyle
Thoroughly enjoyed the tale so ancient court, the oh so human traits personified within. Thank Aaron Shepard for such a good read.Published 22 months ago by Patricia H.
I have always been fascinated by folk tales and this has been an interesting read. They are usually about a king and a princess and sometimes a queen. And a handsome suitor.Published on July 23, 2014 by Elizabeth Smith
A classic tale was told for the traveling bards to tell the values,teach, or reach out to the town's people and finally entertain them.Published on July 23, 2014 by Kevin C Doyle
This would be a good story to discuss in a literature class but it left me flat as a form of entertainment.Published on April 14, 2014 by Kindle Customer
Interesting easy to see Arthurian ties. Quick read and fairly enjoyable. Not much more to say. Killing space that is requiredPublished on April 12, 2014 by Dan
Nice book with good connections between storys. This book had fun, magic,and romance plus realistic fantasy to keep readers on their toes.Published on April 7, 2014 by yasta.plestera
A disappointing and shockingly short piece of writing which was not worth reading. I won't buy him again any time soon.Published on April 2, 2014 by Shel
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