Michael Scott vit à Dublin, en Irlande. Spécialiste en matière de mythologie et folklore, il a déjà écrit de nombreux textes de fantasy, d'horreur ou de science-fiction, qui ont remporté un tel succès en Irlande qu'il y est décrit comme le « roi de la Fantasy » (Irish Times).
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A dozen movies to make in one omnibus3 avril 2010
Par chicklit - Publié sur Amazon.com
Wow! I did not know a lot about Irish fairy tales, and this book did not disappoint! Michael Scott weaves in fantastic lore while brilliantly keeping one appropriately intrigued. Each one of these charming stories easily lends itself to a big budget film! And the magical tone keeps the reader constantly entertained.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Really long, but worth it!25 septembre 2002
Par Mae - Publié sur Amazon.com
I've been reading this book in bits and pieces for about six months, and I still love it! There's a lot of wonderful stories in here. The book is divided into three volumes, and there are about twelve or so stories per volume. The first couple of stories in each volume are always the longest, and are a bit hard to get through. Later stories are less dense, and shorter. I'd reccomend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about the folklore of Ireland. It's hard to imagine many more stories than these, but I know there are more. Enjoy!
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A MUST read if you love Celtic history!12 janvier 2012
Par Andrea Van Scoyoc - Publié sur Amazon.com
I received this book, years ago, as a gift from an Irish friend of mine and had no clue what a treasure I was being given.
From the Ancient to the modern (around the 70's) this book covers everything, starting with the Three Sorrows of Irish Storytelling...one of which, The Children of Lir, brought me to tears, to the last of the line of great Elven kings.
An engaging book, you'll meet an array of colorful characters, all of which will enrich your reading.
My favorite is Nano Hayes, who spans from the pre to the post "new god" eras, a wise old Witch who is as spellbinding, as she is valuable to Celtic lore.
While I will admit that there is no glossary (at least in my copy) of how to pronounce certain words and that is beyond frustrating (as it appears that this book was painstakingly researched by handed-down stories and word-of-mouth from those who descended from the mortals lucky enough to interact with, the Fae) if you really must know and your curiosity gets the better of you, simply look them up.
One book you'll NEVER regret reading. Yes it IS long...but worth it!
If you never read anything else about Irish lore, you MUST read this book!
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4.0 étoiles sur 5Good addition to the collection13 avril 2012
Par bigjala - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book was a surprise. I am a fan of folk and mythology from all over the world, and I have found that folktales need to be very well-written to be enjoyed, or else they end up as alien stories about alien cultures. Irish Folk and Fairytales is a good collection of the most important stories of Ireland. It is well written and the tales of the ancient elves and kings touches the heart. This is a book that can be read over and over again
5.0 étoiles sur 5Great book!!!25 février 2014
Par Tammy Staten - Publié sur Amazon.com
This book is great. It has several tales in it. The version of the stories is interesting the range and engaging. I love the range of stories.