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Evangeline Walton

Evangeline Walton(1907-1996)
Evangeline Walton was the pseudonym of Evangeline Wilna Ensley, an American author. She was given the World Fantasy Lifetime Acheivement Award in 1989.

The Mabinogion Tetralogy

The Mabinogion Tetralogy — (1936-1974) Publisher: Evangeline Walton’s The Mabinogion Tetralogy is one of the remarkable achievements of twentieth-century fantasy literature: a powerful work of the imagination, ranking with Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings novels. The author of the Mabinogion, the ancient tales based on medieval Welsh mythology and history, is unknown to us, but generations have thrilled to these magical adventures set at a time when men and gods mingled, and the gods had more than met their match. In the masterful hands of Evangeline Walton the twelve branches of the original legends were reworked into the four compelling narratives here. Walton’s triumph is to have constructed a vital and living world on the foundations of myth.

Tetralogy:                                                                                                               Omnibus:
Evangeline Walton The Mabinogion Tetralogy 1. The Prince of Annwn 2. The Children of Llyr 3. The Song of Rhiannon 4. The Island of the Mighty book reviewsEvangeline Walton The Mabinogion Tetralogy 1. The Prince of Annwn 2. The Children of Llyr 3. The Song of Rhiannon 4. The Island of the Mighty book reviewsEvangeline Walton The Mabinogion Tetralogy 1. The Prince of Annwn 2. The Children of Llyr 3. The Song of Rhiannon 4. The Island of the Mighty book reviewsEvangeline Walton The Mabinogion Tetralogy 1. The Prince of Annwn 2. The Children of Llyr 3. The Song of Rhiannon 4. The Island of the Mighty book reviewsfantasy book reviews science fiction book reviews     Evangeline Walton The Mabinogion Tetralogy 1. The Prince of Annwn 2. The Children of Llyr 3. The Song of Rhiannon 4. The Island of the Mighty book reviews

Prince of Annwn: An excellent read

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Prince of Annwn by Evangeline Walton

Evangeline Walton first wrote the MABINOGION TETRALOGY in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Only the fourth book in the sequence was published at the time, under the title The Virgin and the Swine. The series was rediscovered in the early 1970s; The Virgin and the Swine was reprinted as The Island of the Mighty, and the other three books saw publication for the first time. Prince of Annwn is the first in the sequence but was the last to be published. It was a nominee for the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature in 1975.

The four novels are based upon four related tales from Welsh mythology, known as the Four Branches of the Mabinogi. Prince of Annwn is an adaptation of the first “... Read More

She Walks in Darkness: A period gothic thriller from a master of epic fantasy

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She Walks in Darkness by Evangeline Walton

Many of us who have read Evangeline Walton have her, mentally, on our epic fantasy bookshelf with people like J.R.R. Tolkien and Mervyn Peake, for her retellings of the Welsh mythic cycle The Mabinogion. For us, She Walks in Darkness is a surprise. This previously unpublished novel, brought out by Tachyon Press, is not epic fantasy at all but a gothic thriller.

Written in the early 1960s, She Walks in Darkness was a casualty of Walton’s dispute with a publisher. The publisher had handled Dark Runs the Road badly, and Walton’s contractual agreement stipulated they got first crack at her next book, which happened to be She Walks in Darkness. ... Read More

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Evangeline Walton Witch House book reviewWitch House — (1945) Publisher: Macabre, relentless — it was a merciless haunting that spanned generations and thrived on innocent souls… The little girl saw it, saw the evil that had been bequeathed her by the house that had bedeviled her ancestors. And there was no escaping it. It lived at the lonely mansion off the New England coast… it followed her… possessed her… and it would not die.book review Evangeline Walton The Cross and the Sword


The Cross and the Sword — (1956)

 


fantasy and science fiction book reviewsSon of Darkness — (1957)

 


book review Evangeline Walton The Sword is ForgedThe Sword Is Forged — (1983) Historical fantasy of Theseus and the Amazons.