Winner of the 1973 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.
Retelling of the diverse legends of the Mabinogion, the epic Welsh mythology, in novel form. In this third volume, Manawyddan, brother to the mighty Bran the Blessed, and one of the seven survivors of the tragic expedition to ireland, unites with his long beloved Rhiannon.
But much stands in the way of the happiness. Dread of the seeds of evil planted by the overthrow of the Old Ways, fear for the youthful recklessness of Pryderi, and something darker yet - for Rhiannon is not of this world, and somewhere, somewhen, the Gray man waits to take his vengeance and claim his own.