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First Publication! Evangeline Walton’s ABOVE KER-IS AND OTHER STORIES


Nodens Books is pleased to announce its first publication, a collection of Evangeline Walton’s ten fantasy short stories, Above Ker-Is and Other Stories, with an introduction and notes by Douglas A. Anderson. Evangeline Walton (1907-1996) is renowned for her Mabinogion tetralogy, and three other novels. She won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award in 1973 for The Song of Rhiannon, the third-published volume of the four Mabinogion books, and 1989 won the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement.

Above Ker-Is and Other Stories collects ten fantasy stories, including three superb Breton tales.  Four are published here for the first time.

Above Ker-Is and Other Stories is available in three formats, a trade paperback (available via and, and two hardcover version (both only available via, one a casebound hardcover without dust-wrapper, and the other a cloth bound hardcover with dust-wrapper.

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Trade paperback ISBN-13: 978-0615598871  $15.00
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Table of Contents:

Introduction by Douglas A. Anderson
“Above Ker-Is”
“The Judgment of St. Yves”
“The Mistress of Kaer-Mor”
“The Tree of Perkunas”
“The Ship from Away”
“At the End of the Corridor”
“They That Have Wings”
“The Other One”
Story Notes

Recent scholarship on Walton’s writings

Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture, 2011

A new scholarly study, Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture: Essays on Adaptations in Literature, Film, Television and Digital Media, edited by Audrey L. Becker and Kristin Noone, (McFarland & Co, 2011) opens with three articles about Evangeline Walton’s Mabinogion tetralogy. The three articles are:

“‘The Rough, Savage Strength of Earth’: Evangeline Walton’s Human Heroes and Mythic Spaces”, by Kristin Noone

“Branwen’s Shame: Voicing the Silent Feminine in Evangeline Walton’s The Children of Llyr“, by Nicole A. Thomas

“Disavowing Maternity in Evangeline Walton’s The Virgin and the Swine: Fantasy Meets the Social Protest Fiction of the 1930s”, by Deborah Hooker