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River Doon Zachary Shields

River Doon

Zachary Shields

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226 pages
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Come take an exciting, enchanted journey through the mists of time set in the Scottish lowlands along the bonny banks of the river Doon. River Doon is a fantasia—a rich poetic tapestry weaving three of Robert Burns’ most loved folk tales: JohnMoreCome take an exciting, enchanted journey through the mists of time set in the Scottish lowlands along the bonny banks of the river Doon. River Doon is a fantasia—a rich poetic tapestry weaving three of Robert Burns’ most loved folk tales: John Barleycorn, Tam Lin, and Tam O’ Shanter.Narrated with a hearty splash of Burnsian old Scots vernacular, this intriguing, blended tale follows an ancient curse laid upon clan Kennedy in the 12th Century to its eventual resolution over the course of 600 years. Meet the larger-than-life outlaw John Barleycorn, the witness crow, hauntingly heroic Tam Lin, the irresistible ne’er-do-well Tam O’ Shanter and his trusty gray mare Meg, the unforgettable barmaid Pretty Penny, beautiful and true Janet Kennedy, the wise old healer Simon, the evil Fairie Queen, the bewitchingly sensual Nanny, and three most memorable Shakespearean witches—Sairog, Lirga and Grushe.River Doon is a visual feast—a cannot-put-down book filled with action, romance, hope, chase, magic, and inspiration that carries you from smoky taproom, along the grim darkness of the nether realm, and ultimately rising to the gates of Heaven, all the while laced with images, expressions and phrases penned by the Bard of Scotland. Perhaps, one wonders, had he lived longer, whether Burns himself would have authored River Doon. If you love Robert Burns you will enjoy reading River Doon.