The Children of Llyr Author:Evangeline Walton When Evangeline Walton's book THE ISLAND OF THE MIGHTY firs appeared, it was greeted wby reviewers all over the country with almost ecstatic acclaim. The TIMES described it as "a brilliant and diverting work of fiction that Aruthe Machen would read with pleasure and praise: and one that might call forth the envy of James Branch Cabel. . ." — Dra... more »wn from the Second Branch of the Mabinogion, THE CHILDREN OF LLYR is a part of the first great work. In stark, gaunt prose, it chronicles the years of Bran the Blessed--he who was so vast a man that no house could hold him nor ship bear his bulk--and of the tale of his beloved sister Branwen, his brother Manawyddan, and of his half-brothers Nissyen and the ghastly Evnisseyn. It is a tale of change and storm, of love beyond death, of high courange, of the end of an era--and the beginning of another.
It is epic fantasy in its purest form--marvelous in its compass and power.« less