Edward Rutherfurd's great Irish epic reveals the story of the people of Ireland through the focal point of the island's capital city.
The epic begins in pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and powerful High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn.
From this stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a graphically realised journey through the centuries.
Through the interlocking stories of a powerfully-imagined cast of characters - druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, merchants and mercenaries, noblewomen, rebels and cowards - we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 832 pages, maps, geneal table
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 05/02/2005
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780099279082
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Review by jaygheiser
Mildly interesting as a story, I did learn something about the history of Dublin, especially its anachronistic and ambiguous relationship to the rest of the island.
Review by Glorybe1
I really enjoyed this book, which followed Rutherfurds tried and trusted method of taking the story right to the beginnings of time and working forward. I love the way he follows the fortunes of 5 or 6 families and at the same time letting us know the history of Dublin. I am not so keen on the pages of political history that accompanies the story but I suppose with a 'history' of you have to have some!All in all a very good book, leaving you wanting to read the sequal (Ireland Awakening).