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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (59 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. S. Dunn Narrator: Tim Gerard Reynolds Publisher: Seriously Good Books LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Circa 2200 BCE: Changes rocking the Continent reach Eire with the dawning Bronze Age. Well before any Celts, marauders invade the island seeking copper and gold. The young astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian need all their wits and courage to save their people and their great Boyne mounds, when long bronze knives challenge the peaceful native starwatchers. Banished to far coasts, Cian discovers how to outwit the invaders at their own game. Tensions on Eire between new and old cultures and between Boann, Elcmar, and her son Aengus, ultimately explode. What emerges from the rubble of battle are the legends of Ireland's beginnings in a totally new light.

Larger than myth, this tale echoes with medieval texts, and cult heroes modern and ancient. By the final temporal twist, factual prehistory is bending into images of leprechauns who guard Eire's gold for eternity. As ever, the victors will spin the myths.

This story appeals to fans of solid historical fiction, myth and fantasy, archaeo-astronomy, and Bronze Age Europe.

Bending the Boyne draws on 21st century archaeology to show the lasting impact when early metal mining and trade take hold along north Atlantic coasts. Carved megaliths and stunning gold artifacts, from the Pyrenees up to the Boyne, come to life in this researched historical fiction.

Awarded first place, Next Generation Indie Awards 2011 (USA). Nominated for Foreword Book of the Year Award (historical fiction); to be announced June 2012.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samantha Tew | 1/9/2014

    " This was a wonderful book! It has been a long while since I've read something that makes me feel apart of it :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice Green | 10/26/2013

    " Very good read. I love all things Irish and I love history. It even throws in some mythology! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Annm | 10/12/2013

    " I am on a train writing this, and the umber of stars did not save. I give this book a three. I really liked the characters, but I suspect I would have enjoyed the story more if I was more familiar with the mythology upon which it is based. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 7/31/2013

    " I appreciate the meticulous research but found the writing awkward. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom Connolly | 5/1/2013

    " Outstanding! The best historical novel of pre-historical Irish civilization I have ever come across. Lovers of Ireland, history, & just good stories; this is a must read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol | 2/15/2013

    " This book was somewhat entertaining. Just OK. Mostly I felt it was way too predictable. I kept wishing I could hurry and finish and get on to something good. So I decided to just stop and go on to better books. "

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