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Book Bard  The Odyssey of the Irish

Download or read book Bard The Odyssey of the Irish written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1987-03-15 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the tale of the coming of the Irish to Ireland, and of the men and women who made that emerald isle their own.

Book Bard

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Canelo
  • Release : 2019-11-25
  • ISBN : 1788637224
  • Pages : 699 pages

Download or read book Bard written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Canelo. This book was released on 2019-11-25 with total page 699 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Across the waves, they will follow the song... Amergin is the chief minstrel and druid of the Sons of Mil, a sprawling family of Celts struggling to survive in the bleak wilds of Iberia. His people would rather do battle than make great art, and he can only dream of a home free from bloodshed. Everything changes when a shipwright weaves stories of a mystical emerald island to the north. Determined to make it his new bard land, Amergin sets sail with his five brothers, their mother, Scotta, and his beloved harp, Clarsagh. But when they arrive on those fabled shores, they are confronted by the indigenous fairy folk in a conflict that will change the face of Ireland forever. A sweeping chronicle of bards and warriors that would fuel untold generations of myth and legend, this is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. Praise for Bard ‘Splendid and compelling’ Anne McCaffrey, bestselling author of the beloved Dragonriders of Pern series ‘She brings the legends of Ireland to life and presents us with characters who are living, breathing individuals, with all the strengths and weaknesses of the humans who walk the earth today’ Irish Echo ‘Magic and words and war. It makes for a wonderful book’ Washington Post ‘A marvelous, magical novel’ Jennifer Wilde, bestselling gothic romance author ‘By deftly reworking Ireland's ancient myths and legends, Morgan Llywelyn has made Bard ring with Celtic spirit’ Los Angeles Times ‘A stunning novel that brilliantly evokes the times and the people’ Booklist

Book Lion of Ireland

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2010-04-01
  • ISBN : 1429913207
  • Pages : 447 pages

Download or read book Lion of Ireland written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2010-04-01 with total page 447 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: King, warrior, and lover Brian Boru was stronger, braver, and wiser than all other men-the greatest king Ireland has ever known. Out of the mists of the country's most violent age, he merged to lead his people to the peak of their golden era. His women were as remarkable as his adventures: Fiona, the druidess with mystical powers; Deirdre, beautiful victim of a Norse invader's brutal lust; Gormlaith, six-foot, read-haired goddess of sensuality. Set against the barbaric splendors of the tenth century, Lion of Ireland is a story rich in truth and legend-in which friends become deadly enemies, bedrooms turn into battlefields, and dreams of glory are finally fulfilled. Morgan Llywelyn has written one of the greatest novels of Irish history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Grania

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2003-10
  • ISBN : 076530838X
  • Pages : 415 pages

Download or read book Grania written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2003-10 with total page 415 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An authentic re-creation of sixteenth-century Ireland provides the backdrop for the saga of real-life Irish chieftain Grace O'Malley, who took part in a lifelong struggle against England's Queen Elizabeth I.

Book Druids

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release : 2006
  • ISBN : 0345491319
  • Pages : 482 pages

Download or read book Druids written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2006 with total page 482 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Mine was the vast dark sky and the spaces between the stars that called out to me; mine was the promise of magic." So spoke the young Celt Ainvar, centuries before the enchanted age of Arthur and Merlin. An orphan taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, Ainvar possessed talents that would lead him to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, magic, and battle-- talents that would make him a soul friend to the Prince Vercingetorix . . . though the two youths were as different as fire and ice. Yet Ainvar's destiny lay with Vercingetorix, the sun-bright warrior-king. Together they traveled through bitter winters and starlit summers in Gaul, rallying the splintered Celtic tribes against the encroaching might of Julius Caesar and the soulless legions of Rome. . . .

Book Brian Boru

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : The O'Brien Press
  • Release : 2012-09-14
  • ISBN : 1847174698
  • Pages : 153 pages

Download or read book Brian Boru written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by The O'Brien Press. This book was released on 2012-09-14 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Illustrated by Donald Teskey This internationally best-selling author, winner of many awards in adult historical fiction, now turns her hand to historical fiction for children with a personalised account of the life of Brian Boru, from his childhood in the midst of a large warrior family to his final role as High King of Ireland. 'A life full of battles, intrigues, alliances and betrayals, which make a stirring tale told in realistic detail'. The Irish Times

Book The Horse Goddess

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Release : 2010-12-07
  • ISBN : 9781429983464
  • Pages : 480 pages

Download or read book The Horse Goddess written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2010-12-07 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Troy is in crumbling ruin and Athens is rising far to the south. It is a time when mortal men and women are becoming gods and goddesses as news of their extraordinary adventures sweeps across the land. In this world, Epona, a woman whose life is celebrated in legend, meets Kazhak, a Scythian warrior and prince. Their stormy love affair sends them sweeping across eighth-century Europe, pursued from the Alps to the Ukraine by Kernunnos--a mysterious Druid priest known as the "Shapechanger." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book The Young Rebels

Download or read book The Young Rebels written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by The O'Brien Press. This book was released on 2012-11-15 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: St Enda's is no ordinary school, and Padraic Pearse is no ordinary headmaster. His pupils are inspired by his vision of freedom and an Irish Republic, and John Joe and his friend Roger see the Easter Rising as their chance to fight for Ireland's freedom. But the two boys are horrified to learn that they are too young to take part. They disobey orders to stay away from the city centre and quickly become caught up in the dramatic events of the Rebellion. Called to be brave and resourceful beyond their years, they witness events that change their lives forever. Another dramatic blend of history and fiction from the inimitable Morgan Llywelyn.

Book Early Bardic Literature  Ireland

Download or read book Early Bardic Literature Ireland written by Standish James O'Grady and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 1879-01-01 with total page 85 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland

Download or read book The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland written by Thomas William Hazen Rolleston and published by Library of Alexandria. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Long ago there dwelt in Ireland the race called by the name of De Danaan, or People of the Goddess Dana. They were a folk who delighted in beauty and gaiety, and in fighting and feasting, and loved to go gloriously apparelled, and to have their weapons and household vessels adorned with jewels and gold. They were also skilled in magic arts, and their harpers could make music so enchanting that a man who heard it would fight, or love, or sleep, or forget all earthly things, as they who touched the strings might will him to do. In later times the Danaans had to dispute the sovranty of Ireland with another race, the Children of Miled, whom men call the Milesians, and after much fighting they were vanquished. Then, by their sorceries and enchantments, when they could not prevail against the invaders, they made themselves invisible, and they have dwelt ever since in the Fairy Mounds and raths of Ireland, where their shining palaces are hidden from mortal eyes. They are now called the Shee, or Fairy Folk of Erinn, and the faint strains of unearthly music that may be heard at times by those who wander at night near to their haunts come from the harpers and pipers who play for the People of Dana at their revels in the bright world underground. At the time when the tale begins, the People of Dana were still the lords of Ireland, for the Milesians had not yet come. They were divided it is said, into many families and clans; and it seemed good to them that their chiefs should assemble together, and choose one to be king and ruler over the whole people. So they met in a great assembly for this purpose, and found that five of the greatest lords all desired the sovranty of Erin. These five were B—v the Red, and Ilbrech of Assaroe, and Lir from the Hill of the White Field, which is on Slieve Fuad in Armagh; and Midir the Proud, who dwelt at Slieve Callary in Longford; and Angus of Brugh na Boyna, which is now Newgrange on the river Boyne, where his mighty mound is still to be seen. All the Danaan lords saving these five went into council together, and their decision was to give the sovranty to B—v the Red, partly because he was the eldest, partly because his father was the Dagda, mightiest of the Danaans, and partly because he was himself the most deserving of the five. All were content with this, save only Lir, who thought himself the fittest for royal rule; so he went away from the assembly in anger, taking leave of no one. When this became known, the Danaan lords would have pursued Lir, to burn his palace and inflict punishment and wounding on himself for refusing obedience and fealty to him whom the assembly had chosen to reign over them. But B—v the Red forbade them, for he would not have war among the Danaans; and he said, "I am none the less King of the People of Dana because this man will not do homage to me." Thus it went on for a long time. But at last a great misfortune befell Lir, for his wife fell ill, and after three nights she died. Sorely did Lir grieve for this, and he fell into a great dejection of spirit, for his wife was very dear to him and was much thought of by all folk, so that her death was counted one of the great events of that time.

Book Brendan

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Release : 2010-02-16
  • ISBN : 1429999918
  • Pages : 316 pages

Download or read book Brendan written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Forge Books. This book was released on 2010-02-16 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the story of Saint Brendan the Navigator, whose legendary quest to find the Isle of the Blessed is one of the most remarkable and enduring early Christian tales. Among Irish saints, Brendan the Navigator is second only to Patrick. Founder of several monasteries, he most famously guided a group of monks on a dangerous journey into the unknown vastness of the ocean on a search for Paradise. Based on the medieval "Life of St Brendan," Morgan Llywelyn's imaginative retelling of the Christian legend of this most remarkable man is a lyrical and surprising feast for the mind and heart. It is a story of truth and transcendence, and inner strength and daily discipline, a story of love and longing, and a story of towering faith. And of course, miracles. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards

Download or read book Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards written by Joseph Cooper Walker and published by . This book was released on 1818 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Hearing Homer s Song

Download or read book Hearing Homer s Song written by Robert Kanigel and published by Knopf. This book was released on 2021-04-27 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the acclaimed biographer of Jane Jacobs and Srinivasa Ramanujan comes the first full life and work of arguably the most influential classical scholar of the twentieth century, who overturned long-entrenched notions of ancient epic poetry and enlarged the very idea of literature. In this literary detective story, Robert Kanigel gives us a long overdue portrait of an Oakland druggist's son who became known as the "Darwin of Homeric studies." So thoroughly did Milman Parry change our thinking about the origins of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey that scholars today refer to a "before" Parry and an "after." Kanigel describes the "before," when centuries of readers, all the way up until Parry's trailblazing work in the 1930's, assumed that the Homeric epics were "written" texts, the way we think of most literature; and the "after" that we now live in, where we take it for granted that they are the result of a long and winding oral tradition. Parry made it his life's work to develop and prove this revolutionary theory, and Kanigel brilliantly tells his remarkable story--cut short by Parry's mysterious death by gunshot wound at the age of thirty-three. From UC Berkeley to the Sorbonne to Harvard to Yugoslavia--where he traveled to prove his idea definitively by studying its traditional singers of heroic poetry--we follow Parry on his idiosyncratic journey, observing just how his early notions blossomed into a full-fledged theory. Kanigel gives us an intimate portrait of Parry's marriage to Marian Thanhouser and their struggles as young parents in Paris, and explores the mystery surrounding Parry's tragic death at the Palms Hotel in Los Angeles. Tracing Parry's legacy to the modern day, Kanigel explores how what began as a way to understand the Homeric epics became the new field of "oral theory," which today illuminates everything from Beowulf to jazz improvisation, from the Old Testament to hip-hop.

Book Pride of Lions

    Book Details:
  • Author : Morgan Llywelyn
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 1997-03-15
  • ISBN : 9781429983501
  • Pages : 416 pages

Download or read book Pride of Lions written by Morgan Llywelyn and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 1997-03-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lion of Ireland was the breathtaking chronicle of Brian Boru, the Great King who led the bickering chiefs of Ireland to unity under his reign. He overthrew traditions, reformed society, and became the Irish Charlemagne. The Ireland of 1014 was a dream Brian Boru had dreamed and brought into being. Now, with all the fire and brilliance for which her writing is known, Morgan Llywelyn takes us there, to the battlefield where Brian died, and to Brian's fifteen-year-old son, Donough, whose mother is the voluptuous and treacherous Gormlaith, with her lust for life and power undiminished by age: Donough, the son who is determined to make the High Kingship of Brian Boru's Ireland his own. "I know he's too young, but he's all we have left," says Fergal, and thus the boy takes his first command, on the bloody ground of Clontarf. From there he must move to establish his right to rule in Kincora and to make the kings of Ireland accept him as their High King. Yet Donough is torn--torn by his hatred for his mother and by his all-consuming passion for the beautiful pagan girl Cera, who remains beyond his reach, for the High King must have a Christian consort.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book Irish Folk and Fairy Tales

Download or read book Irish Folk and Fairy Tales written by Michael Scott and published by Sphere. This book was released on 1983 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Rule of the Land

    Book Details:
  • Author : Garrett Carr
  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2017-01-31
  • ISBN : 0571313361
  • Pages : 227 pages

Download or read book The Rule of the Land written by Garrett Carr and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2017-01-31 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the wake of the EU referendum, the United Kingdom's border with Ireland has gained greater significance: it is set to become the frontier with the European Union. Over the past year, Garrett Carr has travelled this border, on foot and by canoe, to uncover a landscape with a troubled past and an uncertain future. Across this thinly populated line, travelling down hidden pathways and among ancient monuments, Carr encounters a variety of characters who have made this liminal space their home. He reveals the turbulent history of this landscape and changes the way we look at nationhood, land and power. The book incorporates Carr's own maps and photographs.

Book Contested Will

Download or read book Contested Will written by James Shapiro and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2011-04-19 with total page 356 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespeare scholar James Shapiro explains when and why so many people began to question whether Shakespeare wrote his plays.