Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale



❰KINDLE❯ ❆ Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale Author Emily C.A. Snyder – E17streets4all.co.uk The daughter of a king and a fairy, the Princess Niamh is glorious fair perhaps overly so Her incredible beauty proves a curse for no man can withstand even a moment in her presence without running ma The daughter of the Hermit: PDF/EPUB ✓ a king and a fairy, the Princess Niamh is glorious fair perhaps overly so Her incredible beauty proves a curse for no man can withstand even a moment in her presence without running mad Suitor after suitor is turned away, since no one regardless of family name or credentials, is able to approach the Princess without suffering intense burning The kingdom s only hope rests upon a most unusual bridegroom the Hermit With the claws and wings of Niamh and MOBI :ò an eagle, and the head and tail of a lion, the mystery of a magician, and the piety of a saint, he alone may hold her that is, if he can find his bride before she is led to perdition by the wicked Count and his shadowy minions Written in the evocative lyric style of Lord Dunsany, Niamh and the Hermit is an exploration and exultation of the classic fairy tale, blended seamlessly with all the imaginative complexity of a Tolkien esque and the Hermit: PDF/EPUB é subcreated world The author weaves fantasy and fable together in a beautifully written tale of love and deception, valor and weakness, hope and fury.Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale

Emily C A the Hermit: PDF/EPUB ✓ Snyder has been inventing stories since she was old enough to babble, and writing them down since she was old enough to dictate A prolific writer, Snyder is the author of The Twelve Kingdoms series from Arx Publishing, LLC, as well as several Austenesque novels, including Nachtsturm Castle A Gothic Austen SatireThe premiere international scholar on writing new verse drama, she is the author of Cupid and Psyche A New Play in Blank Verse which played to sold Niamh and MOBI :ò out houses during its initial New York City run for Valentine s An internationally produced and published playwright, her work has been performed from Christchurch, New Zealand to Dublin, Ireland, touring several times throughout the continental United States Her plays are available through Playscripts, IncShe is the Artistic Director and Co Founder of Turn to Flesh Productions TTF , which produces new plays with modern themes written in classical styles in New York City TTF has a second mission to promote and the Hermit: PDF/EPUB é true, good, beautiful and vibrant roles for women on stage and offSnyder holds an MA in Theatre Education from Emerson College, Boston, MA and a BA in Literature and Drama from Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH She studied screenwriting in Hollywood, CA with the ActOne program, and studied verse drama with the Theatre in England Shakespeare School in London and Stratford upon Avon, England, under the direction of Vivien Heilbron and Bernard Lloyd She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, and currently lives in New York CityDespite her biography, she is not overly fond of cats.

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  • Paperback
  • 276 pages
  • Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale
  • Emily C.A. Snyder
  • English
  • 04 April 2019
  • 1889758361

10 thoughts on “Niamh and the Hermit: A Fairy Tale

  1. says:

    Oh, it was beautiful Oh, it was lovely Oh, I will read this again and again Where to start Niamph and the Hermit is truly what it promises to be an exultation of the classic fairy tale The prose is glorious, the story is glorious, and the characters are ah glorious Glorious, I say Simply glorious Not to mention the world building Which deserves muchthan a mere mentioning.It s easy to see why this book has been compared to The Lord of the Rings If anyone deserves comparison to Oh, it was beautiful Oh, it was lovely Oh, I will read this again and again Where to start Niamph and the Hermit is truly what it promises to be an exultation of the classic fairy tale The prose is glorious, the story is glorious, and the characters are ah glorious Glorious, I say Simply glorious Not to mention the world building Which deserves muchthan a mere mentioning.It s easy to see why this book has been compared to The Lord of the Rings If anyone deserves comparison to Tolkien s magnificent construction of countries and cultures, it s Emily C A Snyder You know an author s done her world building right when the index in the back of the book, instead of being a bore or a crutch, is fascinating HOWEVER It isn t fair to simply say, It was awesome, just like Lord of the Rings because that makes it sound like a Lord of the Rings rip off It isn t It s different from Tolkien s masterpiece, drastically and beautifully different For one thing, the conflict is not caused by a Dark Lord trying to cover the worlds in eternal night Snyder smashed that clich by making the stakes muchindividual The villain is out for one thing and one thing only the destruction of Niamph You might think the fate of one princess could not be all that important But it is Oh, it is One maiden s beauty a beauty which does not stop at the physical, but is symbolic of all her inner virtue is of such value that the entire kingdom feels the blow when it is snuffed out And the truly gallant souls at court will sacrifice whatever they need to get it back.Which brings us to the characters Oh, were they lovely Gethin Niamph Pwll be still my beating heart, but they were lovely So was the prose So were the descriptions of creatures and characters and places So was the dialogue So was the thrilling, emotional, heartbreaking climax So was the conclusion So was everything.Basically This is one of the best books I ve ever read If you re looking for something lofty and fantastic, painful and satisfying then this is for you Read it Go read it right now

  2. says:

    Princess Niamh pronounced Nee EHV is perhaps the greatest beauty of the Twelve Kingdoms, one whose loveliness radiates within and without so strongly that nobody in Castell Gwyr is able to appreciate it Potential suitors have either died or gone mad at the slightest exposure to Niamh, leaving everyone in the kingdom of Maelgwynn, including King Gavron, to wonder how Niamh will be able to take a husband and keep alive the line of Siawn Shieldbearer.The most logical solution to this problem com Princess Niamh pronounced Nee EHV is perhaps the greatest beauty of the Twelve Kingdoms, one whose loveliness radiates within and without so strongly that nobody in Castell Gwyr is able to appreciate it Potential suitors have either died or gone mad at the slightest exposure to Niamh, leaving everyone in the kingdom of Maelgwynn, including King Gavron, to wonder how Niamh will be able to take a husband and keep alive the line of Siawn Shieldbearer.The most logical solution to this problem comes to prove that opposites do indeed attract when it is suggested that Niamh be betrothed to a mysterious healer Known only as Duncan, the bridegroom is a hermit with the head and tail of a lion, and the wings of an eagle How or when Duncan came to be so enchanted hexed is a mystery, though Gavron and the kingdom are relieved when Duncan accepts the offer of marriage That there is true love evident between Niamh and her Hermit during a clandestine meeting should have bolstered the pending celebration, were it not for the presence of evil lurking about the kingdom.Still nursing the loss of his son to Niamh s beauty, an avenging Count steals into the bride s chamber and convinces Niamh of a method to lessen her beauty in order to allow others to tolerate her presence What happens instead is a physical transformation so radical that Niamh s parents mistakenly cast the horrid creature they discover out of the castle, unaware that they have expelled Niamh No thanks to the Count s interference, Niamh s inner beauty is also deeply scarred, leaving fear and shame to take her on a journey through the far realms of the Twelve Kingdoms Search parties are dispatched, and along with them goes Duncan to reclaim the bride who, having lost all happier memories, is reduced to being an ashputtle girl, surviving by what wits are left.Niamh and the Hermit is a rich narrative of various subplots which intertwine together to offer the reader a vivid look at author Snyder s gift for world building there are the courageous guards of Castell Gwyr, whose adventures beyond Maelgwynn are reminiscent of Tolkien s stories loyal handmaid Elowen, who prizes Niamh s life above her own, and the troubled Hermit, whose inner demons prove to beof a challenge than those preventing his destiny The interworkings of fantasy and faith seamed nicely into the story.The influences of Eddings, Lewis, and other writers of the genre are evident in Snyder s style, though Niamh is uniquely her own, an ambitious debut and highly recommended to fans of fanciful tales

  3. says:

    This reminds me, both in language and style, of some of the better intricate, dreamlike, epic faerie tale literature of the late nineteenth century Snyder has created characters and sagas here that require thoughtful careful reading and until I discovered the notes in the back of the book note taking to keep all the characters sorted in your head Characters are varied and intriguing, the plot is not marred by preditability, and nobility of spirit and human frailty combine in thought provokin This reminds me, both in language and style, of some of the better intricate, dreamlike, epic faerie tale literature of the late nineteenth century Snyder has created characters and sagas here that require thoughtful careful reading and until I discovered the notes in the back of the book note taking to keep all the characters sorted in your head Characters are varied and intriguing, the plot is not marred by preditability, and nobility of spirit and human frailty combine in thought provoking ways This is not a beach read It is, rather, a classic fantasy to be read in pieces and mulled over during the course of days

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