Irish Myths and Legends
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" From the epic Irish legend of Cuchulain to tales of banshees. Leprechauns and wizards these short stories and fables cover a wide range of Ireland's mythology and legends. Forming a companion volume to Michael Scott's Irish Folk and Fairy Tales. "
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I've read them all many times during the year and it was a pleasure to delve into this book once again!
The way the author narrates and reforms well-known old myths and stories and unites older with more recent times and beliefs, is on my opinion amazing. He creates a bittersweet ambience and provokes lots of feelings, even if the reader is the most realistic and romantic-less person. Michael Scott has written many other fantasy books and series (which I haven’t read) and successfully manages to draw the reader inside the world he builds every time. He has make research and collected many stories on the spot, yet he doesn’t constrict his writing on a dry transcribing, like unfortunately many other folklorists do. On the contrary, he brings to life his stories, continuing the long tradition of story tellers/bards of his country.
A good part of this book focus on Cuchulain's circle of mythology, while there are many re-tellings of other legends and folklore stories spreading on many different centuries/eras.
My review/rating is a very personal one I guess, but in general I think that this is an interesting and easy book.