The Ballad of Tam Lin (Legends of Divine Feminine)

The Ballad of Tam Lin Legends of Divine Feminine I forbid you maidens allwho wear gold in your hairto travel to Carterhaughfor young Tam Lin is thereScotland When year old Janet Douglas is given Carterhaugh Forest and its surrounding propert

I forbid you maidens allwho wear gold in your hairto travel to Carterhaughfor young Tam Lin is thereScotland, 1323When 18 year old Janet Douglas is given Carterhaugh Forest and its surrounding property as a gift from her father, she is thrilled to become the guardian of such an ancient and sacred place But Janet soon finds that she has an otherworldly rival for her role aI forbid you maidens allwho wear gold in your hairto travel to Carterhaughfor young Tam Lin is thereScotland, 1323When 18 year old Janet Douglas is given Carterhaugh Forest and its surrounding property as a gift from her father, she is thrilled to become the guardian of such an ancient and sacred place But Janet soon finds that she has an otherworldly rival for her role as protector of Carterhaugh An elfin knight by the strange name of Tam Lin haunts her forest, and extracts a heavy price from any unwary maiden who might wander there and cut the legendary roses After her best friend returns from a terrifying encounter with Tam Lin, brave Janet sets out to confront the mysterious and malevolent knight She cuts the sacred roses to goad him into appearing, but soon finds herself ensnared by the laws of the fairy kingdom Her transgression is such that Tam Lin demands the ultimate penalty from a noble maiden her virginity.As Janet prepares for her fate, she discovers that there is a darker force behind Tam Lin s actions he is in service to the ruthless and omnipotent Fairy Queen, who demands a severe price of her own It is told that every seven years she is required to pay a tithe to Hell, a human sacrifice, and the seventh year anniversary is rapidly approaching In order to save everything she holds dear, Janet will have to go to battle with the spellbinding and terrifying queen on Halloween night Tam Lin p

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  1. Kathleen McGowan is an internationally published writer whose work has appeared on five continents and in at least fifteen languages She is notable for her claim to be the descendant of Jesus of Nazareth and Mary Magdalene

222 Reply to “The Ballad of Tam Lin (Legends of Divine Feminine)”

  1. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas is still my favorite retelling of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin, but this one followed the original pretty well and had some creative additions The premise of the original ballad There are a lot of different versions, but basically this girl her name is usually like Janet or Margaret goes into a forbidden forest and picks a rose, so the elf Tam Lin shows up and is all why are you here without my permission killing my stuff and takes her virginity as p [...]


  2. Kathleen McGowan s The Ballad of Tam Lin is a retelling of a classic Scottish fairy tale Thanks to the author s diligent research and colorful language, I found Tam Lin a fascinating love story set in 14th century Scotland.McGowan is skilled at painting vivid word pictures Early in the book, for example, she describes a Scottish conquest of an English stronghold with this graphic language Upon capturing the castle, Sir James Douglas ordered that each remaining English soldier would lose his head [...]


  3. It s so hard to describe this mesmerizing story It is an expanded tale of the Ballad of Tam Lin, an old Scottish poem It s not long but leaves a lasting impression I am happy to say that I have found another book which has given me a hangover This one will take awhile to get over The setting is breathtaking, the characters are captivating and the story is hauntingly beautiful It s a story of love and heroism set against the backdrop of the Scotland known by William Wallace and Robert the Bruce I [...]


  4. I noticed this book because of the title i play Traditional Irish music, and one of the tunes I really like is called Tam Lin What I really like about this book is the story in combination with the discussion of the mythology, history, and Fairy folk of Scotland that make up a good portion of the whole story It has made me want to read of the author s series on strong female characters in history and myth.


  5. The auther took several versions of an ancient ballad and wove together a nice little story It was cute and an easy read At the end of the story, she detailed her research, the differences between the versions and why she chose the elements she did for her story.



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