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(The first book in the Rhymer Trilogy series)
A novel by

Thomas the Rhymer, legendary twelfth-century figure of traditional Scottish balladry, as you've never seen him before.

Rhymer brings to life Thomas the Rhymer, legendary twelfth-century figure of traditional Scottish balladry, as a champion who must battle the diabolical Yvag—an alien race thought to be elves and faeries—hellbent on conquering our world. This saga pits Thomas against the near-immortal elves, first with only his wits, then with powers of his own that enable him to take on these evil creatures throughout the centuries. He’s known by many names over time—Tam Lin, Robin Hood, and numerous other incarnations reaching into the present—but at his heart he is still True Thomas, one man doing all he can to save us all from a powerful foe.

When his brother is snatched right before his eyes, Thomas hunts for justice and discovers that not only do these “elves” steal people, but they also are skinwalkers who occupy humans in positions of power. Their goal: to obliterate humanity and take over our world. When Thomas is dragged into their alien realm, he’s imprisoned and barely escapes alive, but in the process he gains near-immortality and the ability to transform himself. Will it be enough to protect his loved ones and defeat the enemies of humankind?

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About Gregory Frost:
“[A] sparkling gem of mythic invention and wonder.” —
Publishers Weekly on Shadowbridge

“[A] rather stunning new fantasy novel. . . . Frost could be on his way toward a masterpiece.” —Locus on Shadowbridge

“Beautifully written and realized.” —Jeffrey Ford on Shadowbridge

“A ripping good read.” —Booklist on Fitcher's Brides

“A good, big, satisfying book. LYREC holds enough good things to keep even the most jaded reader engrossed.” —John Morressy

Gregory Frost is an American author of science fiction and fantasy, including the Shadowbridge series, Fitcher’s Brides, the Philip K. Dick-ian science fiction novel The Pure Cold Light, as well as two novels derived from the Celtic epic the táin bó cuailnge. His short fiction has appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Asimov’s Science Fiction, including the Readers’ Award winner, “Lock Up Your Chickens and Daughters, H’ard and Andy Are Come to Town,” collaboratively written with that Michael Swanwick. He directs a fiction writing workshop at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania.

Genre: Fantasy

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