Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

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Country:United Kingdom
Location:Oxford

Posts on YA Fiction and fantasy, children's books, folklore and myths



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Ceridwen by Christopher Williams A guest post by Laura Marjorie MillerHave you ever dreamt that you are being pursued, and to evade your pursuer, you leap into the air? Can you recall the form you are in when you take flight in your dream? Do you hav...

In the widespread legend known as 'The King in the Mountain' (Aarne-Thompson 776), an unsuspecting shepherd or lost traveller stumbles upon a cavern in which he (so far as I know it's always a he) discovers a sleeping or incarcerated king, often surr...

Song of the Winter King                       1Hair of crystal and hands of iceThe snow sieves down above him,He shakes in his palm two silver di...

Claire Dean’s fairy stories are for adults, not because anything in them is inappropriate for children, simply because most children would find them difficult to understand. Much is left hanging in the air, hinted yet unsaid. I was already familiar...

Here Be Griffins!

on Mar 30, 2017

Some years ago my mother handed over to me this book, which had been my grandfather's. I suppose it must have been given to him by someone else - in fact, it must have been handed down for generations.  It's an atlas of the classical world d...

As an appropriate post for International Women's Day, fortuitously following on from my last post - are there any female leaders of the Wild Hunt? The answer is yes, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s ever heard of a Valkyrie.  Njal’s S...