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157—A New Faerie Tale in Verse—Marly Youmans

By Catholic Culture Podcast ( bio - articles - email ) | Apr 14, 2023 | In The Catholic Culture Podcast

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Marly Youmans joins the podcast to talk about her new verse tale, Seren of the Wildwood, the story’s relation to the biblical giants or Nephilim, and the difference between myth and faerie.

Publisher’s description of Seren of the Wildwood (Wiseblood Books):

Seren is born on the brink of Wildwood, realm of shadowy fey who listen and laugh–who sometimes bless and sometimes curse. As she grows into young womanhood, shaped by a familial tragedy tied to her conception, she is lured from home by a whispering mystery in Wildwood, where the supernatural roams freely through time and space. In riddling, often dangerous forests and mountains marked by fallen powers and holy women, oracles, hermits, and giants, Seren finds both violence and balm on a path arrowing toward transformation.

Links

Seren of the Wildwood https://www.wisebloodbooks.com/store/p128/Seren-of-the-Wildwood-by-Youmans.html

Marly Youmans https://thepalaceat2.blogspot.com/

Lord of Spirits episode mentioned https://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/lordofspirits/land_of_giants?fbclid=IwAR1thosaICBidKK6XPl8v6wbQlIkqcC8B426WnW5T2VnnCubSRyMPuYFq6g

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