The Minikins of Yam Author:Thomas Burnett Swann "Swann's neo-romantic fantasies of the past are unique. He uses the stuff of myth but with twists and inventions of his own." So wrote the Village Voice (New York) and such have been the views of Swann's legion of devotees. — In this, his latest novel, Swann takes the reader to Ancient Egypt, the Egypt of Pharaohs and beast-headed gods, beyond wh... more »ose borders lay the jungles and kingdoms of whisper and legend.
This is the story of a young Pharaoh, of his journey beyond those mystic borders, of his meeting with ghosts, gods, and the marvelous minikins. It is a Swann novel to rank with HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLEN and GREEN PHOENIX in the esteem of fantasy fiction readers.
"It is an author's lot to be compared to other writers and his works to others. I would be greatly surprised to find Swann objecting to the company of Ray Bradbury, Frank Herbert and Mary Renault..."