The Ballad of Young Tam Lin

The Ballad of Young Tam Lin The Saga debuts with an inspired retelling of the centuries old Scottish folk ballad Tam Lin This insightful coming of age story set in the Scottish Borders country takes the youthful and very human

  • Title: The Ballad of Young Tam Lin
  • Author: Patricia A. Leslie
  • ISBN: 9781466241954
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Saga debuts with an inspired retelling of the centuries old Scottish folk ballad Tam Lin This insightful coming of age story, set in the Scottish Borders country, takes the youthful and very human protagonists on a fairytale journey of imaginative twists and turns through both humourous and risky plot complications On May Eve of 1790, Janet, a very sheltered but wilfThe Saga debuts with an inspired retelling of the centuries old Scottish folk ballad Tam Lin This insightful coming of age story, set in the Scottish Borders country, takes the youthful and very human protagonists on a fairytale journey of imaginative twists and turns through both humourous and risky plot complications On May Eve of 1790, Janet, a very sheltered but wilful twenty year old Earl s daughter, wanders into Carterhaugh Wood Handsome, seductive Tam Lin, who has been nineteen for the past seven years, appears and accosts her in a glade that burgeons with black roses While navigating an ever shifting maze of love, doubt, trust, fear, honour, passion and laughable human foibles, both lad and lass mature and learn much about themselves But will the young man end by choosing the na ve girl who loves him, or another, who is the ideal embodiment of passionate womanhood

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    1. Slipping into the faerie realm is a delightful way to spend time. I am a fan of the Outlander series and the layered stories of Sir Terry Pratchett and this story lives in the same literary sphere. The Ballad of Tam Lin kept me turning pages.It pulled me into the story of lovers, gods, goddesses, and magical creatures Patricia has a sweet way of describing her cast of characters, even those with less wholesome traits.The book has women of strong and weak moral character, their lives defined by e [...]

    2. The Ballad of Young Tam Lin is at its core a love story. I generally don't go for pure love stories because I find on the whole that they are too predictable, too sappy, and the characters are too ridiculously ideal that I just become frustrated with them all. This book appealed to me at first, even as a romance, because it is set in the 1700s, in Scotland, and includes elves. As a fan of historical fiction and fantasy, this really sounded like it would hit the spot including both genres. It did [...]

    3. I was worried when I read the first page. It was an author's note explaining some aspects of the book. Bad start; all that information should either be self-evident, which most of it was, or explained in the narrative.The story launches with a too-long conversation between a heavily-accented man and his somehow accent-free daughter. The girl has no apparent personality traits besides being easily swept off her feet. And ultimately, I didn't care to meet the man who had impregnated her - I need m [...]

    4. First, I received a copy of this book through First Reads. Second, I loved it! The writing was gorgeous - quite Austen-esque - and the world building was fantastic! Mrs. Leslie certainly spent some time on the mythology of Summerland, and this novel was all the better for it! Of course, I am a feminist myself, so I suppose it was mostly just preaching to the choir, lol! I loved Janet's character throughout the novel, and I appreciated John's character growth and maturity. I also quite enjoyed t [...]

    5. I enjoyed reading the ballad of Young Tam Lin. It was a wonderful love story, along with just enough mystery to keep the reader wondering what will happen next. The characters were believable and fun. I enjoy ancient history, so the background was awesome. I also enjoy fantasy, so the combination of the two was fun to read. My only criticism was the book was a little too long, but still enjoyable.

    6. I loved this book - creative, exciting. It was really fun reading with the old Scottich dialect (it thankfully comes with a glossary). Weel, tae be sure, a ne'er read a bidder one (apologies to the author for trying to mimic the language). Once you start this book, you won't want to put it down.Great Christmas gift idea.

    7. When I started reading this book I felt swept into a lyrical world through the medium of articulate writing, which I enjoyed, but as I continue reading, I am impressed by the historical accents that relate the world of human society of the time (1790) with the magically conjured world of Summerland. An enjoyable read on many levels.

    8. Where do I start? I have had this sitting on my Kindle for months (possibly tens of!) waiting for me to get round to it. Now that I have finished it, I have to decide if I liked it!On the good side . . . for anyone not familiar with the Legend of Tam Lin (or corresponding legends of the Seelie Courts and Thomas the Rhymer, etc) it might be a good idea to look them up briefly before reading. These stories will generally already be familiar to British readers. This book is a good re-telling of the [...]

    9. I have to admit I was skeptical when I bought this - I usually am about self-or-indie-published books. Granted, things are better lately than they were a couple years ago, but there's still a lot of dreck published that way! However, this book was really quite good. And nice and long :)The switch between past tense - for the in-Scotland parts - and present tense - for the Summerland parts - was a bit annoying at first, but I know that's just one of my pet peeves. However, I got over it. This was [...]

    10. For me, the book started kind of slow. But I persevered and it was worth it. Patricia Leslie has done a remarkable job of retelling the old story of Tam Lin (or The Fairie Queen, as I first learned it).Usually in this story, only one of the two main female characters can be the hero, while the other is reduced to some form of villain. In Ms. Leslie's version, however, both Daniu, the Faerie Queen, and Janet the plucky mortal girl are easy to fall in love with. The male lead, while often dense, i [...]

    11. The Ballad of Young Tam Lin is a lyrical and highly descriptive story of the way the land of the faery interacted with the harsh world of 18th century Scotland. While there were a few lapses in language given the time and place, overall the book created a magical atmosphere of life in rural Scotland, rough as it could be. Overall I give this 3 1/2 stars, as by the end I was not happy with how easy John had things while Janet does all the suffering and takes most of the risks. And I'm not sure wh [...]

    12. The beginning volume of an on-going series, Patricia sets a rich, lush stage for her Randolph Family saga by creating fantastical worlds full of engaging characters that move back and forth between the human realm and fairyland. The author's knowledge of folklore and history add extra depth to the worlds inhabited by both humans and the seelie folk. Complicated heart entanglements, drama, mystery and fantasy's all here. I'm in love with the Randolphs, and look forward to the rest of the series.

    13. I didn’t know the ballad (and not much about the lands of the fairy queen and its myriad creatures), but after I caught on and the author’s Voice took over the action, I really enjoyed reading the story.

    14. A nice twist on the traditional fairy tale, which takes one into a wonderful otherworld. Some of the images and lessons of this world are still with me. Lush, thought-provoking, and grounded in reality.

    15. This edition is no longer in print. It has been republished, as of July 2015, as "The Randolph Family Saga, Book One: The Ballad of Tam Lin."

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