A SPELL FOR OLD BONES by Eric Linklater

A SPELL FOR OLD BONES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A proven, able dispenser of fantasy, Linklater here tells of the time of the Glants and Druids, of first century Scotland. This is the story of how the poet Allyn joined up with power-loving Furbister, a giant whom he persuaded to commission the epic of his deeds, and went adventuring and fighting with him. Furbister indulging his love of tyranny. Furbister winning a giantess for a wife, Furbister and his army fighting another giant and his army; Allyn, the alert observer, falling in love but not missing any excitement all this makes a gay satire with current implications and highly imaginative reading.

Pub Date: March 21st, 1950
Publisher: Macmillan