Lion of Ireland

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1996 - Fiction - 576 pages
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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, this 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.
 

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User Review  - Suuze - LibraryThing

Being part Irish and having a son named Brian, I found a lot to like in this book. I learned quite a bit about Irish history, which is one of the things I love to find in my literary choices. The ... Read full review

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User Review  - borumas - LibraryThing

A good historical fiction book about a legendary leader of Ireland, those of the clan O'Brien may find this interesting as they are descended from him. Morgan does a good job of putting you there and ... Read full review

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Contents

I
3
II
21
III
28
IV
39
V
52
VI
63
VII
80
VIII
94
XXIX
317
XXX
322
XXXI
326
XXXII
338
XXXIII
350
XXXIV
365
XXXV
367
XXXVI
378

IX
105
X
120
XI
136
XII
143
XIII
147
XIV
157
XV
173
XVI
181
XVII
188
XVIII
203
XIX
213
XX
226
XXI
241
XXII
250
XXIII
260
XXIV
269
XXV
271
XXVI
293
XXVII
306
XXVIII
312
XXXVII
387
XXXVIII
395
XXXIX
409
XL
415
XLI
418
XLII
429
XLIII
441
XLIV
456
XLV
461
XLVI
469
XLVII
480
XLIX
491
L
500
LI
511
LII
524
LIII
536
LIV
544
LV
555
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About the author (1996)

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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