Pride of Lions

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Macmillan, Mar 15, 1997 - Fiction - 416 pages

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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A sequel to the popular author's Lion of Ireland (1980), the story of Brian Boru, the late tenth-century Irish warrior king who drove out the Norsemen invaders and, for an eyeblink of time, united ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter Thirtytwo
186
Chapter Thirtythree
194
Chapter Thirtyfour
200
Chapter Thirtyfive
203
Chapter Thirtysix
205
Chapter Thirtyseven
211
Chapter Thirtyeight
218
Chapter Thirtynine
225

Chapter Seven
44
Chapter Eight
48
Chapter Nine
53
Chapter Ten
62
Chapter Eleven
68
Chapter Twelve
73
Chapter Thirteen
74
Chapter Fourteen
79
Chapter Fifteen
85
Chapter Sixteen
89
Chapter Seventeen
96
Chapter Eighteen
105
Chapter Nineteen
110
Chapter Twenty
118
Chapter Twentyone
119
Chapter Twentytwo
123
Chapter Twentythree
130
Chapter Twentyfour
136
Chapter Twentyfive
142
Chapter Twentysix
150
Chapter Twentyseven
158
Chapter Twentyeight
165
Chapter Twentynine
171
Chapter Thirty
174
Chapter Thirtyone
183
Chapter Forty
234
Chapter Fortyone
240
Chapter Fortytwo
243
Chapter Fortythree
250
Chapter Fortyfour
256
Chapter Fortyfive
262
Chapter Fortysix
264
Chapter Fortyseven
272
Chapter Fortyeight
276
Chapter Fortynine
283
Chapter Fifty
284
Chapter Fiftyone
291
Chapter Fiftytwo
297
Chapter Fiftythree
304
Chapter Fiftyfour
307
Chapter Fiftyfive
312
Chapter Fiftysix
320
Chapter Fiftyseven
323
Chapter Fiftyeight
329
Chapter Fiftynine
335
Chapter Sixty
343
ROME 1064
347
AUTHORS NOTE
349
A PARTIAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
350
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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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