The Children of Llyr



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In stark, gaunt prose, it chronicles the years of Bran the Blessed -- he who was so vast a man that no house could hold him nor ship bear his bulk -- and of the tale of his beloved sister Branwen, his brother Manawyddan, and of his half-brothers Nissyen and the ghastly Evnissten. It is a tale of change and storm, of love beyond death, of high courage, of the end of an era -- and the beginning of another. It is epic fantasy in its purest form -- marvelous in its compass and power.

QUEEN FOR A YEAR

It was a radiant and royal match--Matholuch, King of Ireland, and the beautiful Branwen, own sister to Bran, the giant who ruled Britain. And for a glorious year they loved and reigned splendidly in Tara. But then the dark shame that lay behind their marriage was revealed--and, for the sake of his throne and his power, Matholuch cast Branwen into slavery.

For fear of her brother's vengeance, Branwen and her fate were kept hidden--until the day the coast watchers saw the mighty figure of Bran leading his fleet through the shallow seas to Ireland. Then Matholuch sent for Branwen and restored her to honor...but it was too late!
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