Thomas the Rhymer
Book Review by
Jack Hughes witnesses the abduction of his brother Dan by the wicked fairy Sylvie. Nightmares and visions of a mysterious tramp take over his reality and he becomes torn about sharing the truth behind his brothers disappearance.
Catherine, Ken and Ken’s mystical mother Rosie become his confidantes and join Jack in searching for clues on breaking the wicked faeries hold over his brother.
The tramp’s true identity soon unfolds when the team offer him food and shelter; he is Thomas the Rhymer, Prince of Elphane, who speaks in rhyme: “Yesterday upon the stair, I met a man who wasn’t there. He wasn’t there again today. I wish that man would GO AWAY!”
The author takes the reader on a series of adventures, travelling along ancient ley lines, bathed in milky blue light that cross a fairy hill, churches and open countryside.
We meet the mysterious Horatio Grin and Agnes Day, whose sister Poppy was also abducted by the faeries. But can they be trusted? And can Jack and his friends find his brother and bring him safely back home?
I read this book slowly as there were so many mystical layers to Jack’s adventures.
This book is both clever and well written, and will appeal to both young and old.
My thanks to Brigid for this generous 5 Star Review.
I have to confess we are united by our mutual love of gardens, gardening and the stunning Irish scenery around where she lives… What can I say I’m at least a quarter Irish and will claim to be more if I can get away with it!
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