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The Story of the Glittering Plain

Gelesen von Phil Benson

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In this early example of the modern high fantasy genre, Hallblithe, a warrior of the House of Raven, sets out in pursuit of the pirates who have kidnapped his troth-plight maiden, the Hostage. Kidnapped himself, Hallblithe sails to the Isle of Ransom in the company of the giant Puny Fox. Travelling onward to the Land of the Glittering Plain, he spurns the offer of eternal youth and the hand of the King's daughter to continue the search for his beloved. First published in 1890 in the English Illustrated Magazine, The Story of the Glittering Plain was re-published in 1973 as the first volume of the celebrated Newcastle Forgotten Fantasy Library. This recording is read from the gloriously printed 1891 Kelmscott Press edition, with illustrations by Walter Crane. (Phil Benson) - Summary by Phil Benson (5 hr 4 min)

Chapters

Of those Three who came unto Hallblithe to the House of the Raven

5:25

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Evil tidings come to hand at Cleveland

8:26

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The Warriors of the Raven search the Seas

4:19

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Now Hallblithe taketh the Sea

5:17

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They come unto the Isle of Ransom

23:01

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Of a Dwelling of Man on the Isle of Ransom

14:49

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A Feast in the Isle of Ransom

21:51

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Hallblithe taketh ship again away from the Isle of Ransom

7:38

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They come to the Land of the Glittering Plain

18:03

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They hold converse with Folk of the Glittering Plain

10:19

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The Sea-eagle reneweth his life

9:47

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They look on the the King of the Glittering Plain

10:30

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Hallblithe beholdeth the woman who loveth him

11:43

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Hallblithe has speech with the King again

12:00

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Yet Hallblithe speaketh with the King

7:39

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Those three go their ways to the edge of the Glittering Plain

11:41

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Hallblithe amongst the Mountains

23:02

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Hallblithe dwelleth in the wood alone

11:35

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Hallblithe builds him a skiff

14:53

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So now saileth Hallblithe away from the Glittering Plain

22:59

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Of the Fight of the Champions in the Hall of the Ravagers

32:37

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They go from the Isle of Ransom and come to Cleveland by the Sea

16:57

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