• To Carry the Horn - A Virginian in Elfland

  • The Hounds of Annwn, Book 1
  • By: Karen Myers
  • Narrated by: Karen Myers
  • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-28-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Author's Republic
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

George Talbot Traherne is just doing his job on a fine autumn morning, keeping the hounds together for the huntsman of the Rowanton Hunt in Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountain. Doesn't pay to get distracted by a white stag in unfamiliar territory, though. Next thing you know, you might find yourself...somewhere else.
The land is the same but not the people. Their huntsman has just been murdered, and George is tapped for the job. It's an emergency - the Wild Hunt is only two weeks away, and if it doesn't happen on schedule, the antlered god Cernunnos will take the realm from its ruler Gwyn ap Nudd and find someone who can mete out justice with the Hounds of Hell in his place.
George throws himself into the task, finding strength in the mission and resources he never knew he had. The more he comes to feel at home, settling into his new responsibilities, the more he wants to stay and make a life for himself. He's finally met someone worth spending his life with, even if she's just a bit older, a mere 1,500 years or so.
Can he keep the Wild Hunt on track despite the attempts to thwart it? Will he be accepted by those he wants to defend who view his timely presence and his human blood with suspicion? Above all, what does Cernunnos want of him and how far will he go? Can he survive the attention of a god?
Listeners who are familiar with the sources of Arthurian literature such as the Mabinogion will recognize many of the characters, flourishing still in the world we cannot quite reach.
©2012 Karen Myers (P)2012 Karen Myers
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5 out of 5 stars
By Barbara Mackintosh on 11-27-17

transported to a familiar / unfamiliar world

I had read this book before, but was intrigued to listen to the author read it. She has a mellow, easy to listen to voice as we get carried to a parallel universe where magic works and science doesn't. The story is at once light fantasy and an interesting look at what is important in a life. With a semipermeable border between worlds. what is worth bringing across? Life is quite different in this other world where a hunt following the hounds becomes a matter of survival for a nation.

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5 out of 5 stars
By E. Lahey on 04-06-16

Captivating fantasy

This is a very interesting story that brings the ancient myths to life. Compelling plot and realistic characters. Very pleasant narrating voice. Highly recommend this book.

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