Island of the Mighty by Evangeline Walton [FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING] 1970
Island of the Mighty by Evangeline Walton [The Mabinogion Tetralogy #4]
FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  BALLANTINE BOOKS
1st edition thus. First published under the title The Virgin and The Swine in 1934.
Excellent reading copy. Tight clean and square copy. Cover shows some visible wear. Binding is tight and appears unread. *There is a slit on the spine; looks to be a factory defect but it is shallow, spine has no cracking and binding is extremely tight.
Tricked into giving birth to him, the sorceress Arianhod swore that the child should be nameless until she named him...that he should not bear arms until she herself bestowed them...and that he should never love a woman of the human race.
But her brother and lover Gwydion tricked her into bestowing a name, Liew...and Gwydion's wiles brought her to arm him...and then Gwydion called upon his craft to produce a woman who was supremely lovely and ardent in her passion for Liew..yet not human.