Pride of Lions

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1997 - Fiction - 416 pages
7 Reviews
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....
 

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Review: Pride of Lions (Brian Boru #2)

User Review  - Tina - Goodreads

My first experience with Morgan Llywelyn's writing was not as long ago as I had imagined when I first read the prequel to this book, Lion of Ireland. I read so many authors that I then discard (or, at ... Read full review

Review: Pride of Lions (Brian Boru #2)

User Review  - Gary Dolman - Goodreads

Although this book came recommended to me by my father-in-law I'm very much afraid I couldn't get to grips with it, and indeed ultimately couldn't finish it. It seemed much too bound up with the ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
38
Section 4
48
Section 5
59
Section 6
66
Section 7
72
Section 8
79
Section 20
206
Section 21
216
Section 22
235
Section 23
243
Section 24
251
Section 25
269
Section 26
273
Section 27
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
180
Section 15
206
Section 16
216
Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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About the author (1997)

Since 1980 Morgan Llywelyn has created an entire body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.

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