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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About Morgan Llywelyn
Morgan Llywelyn is the New York
Times bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and
many other novels chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from earliest times to the
present day. She has won numerous literary awards, was named Exceptional Celtic
Woman of the Year, is a founding member of the Irish Writers’ Centre, and is a
past chairman of the Irish Writers’ Union. Her critically acclaimed novels of
both history and mythology have been translated into many languages.
About Mil Nicholson
Mil Nicholson performs audiobooks at her studio in the quiet Appalachian Mountains. She has narrated a series of fantasy novels by Dave Duncan, a western romance series by Janet Dailey for Audible, and Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas De Quincey for Blackstone Audio, among many others, and has recently finished recording her ninth novel by Charles Dickens for Librivox. She also voices the works of the philosophers of the seventeenth century at www.EarlyModernTexts.com. Her vocal range includes both male and female of all ages, specializing in the accents of the British Isles. Mil has been acclaimed in particular for her rendering of the many voices in Dickens, and for breathing life into his sometimes long monologues. Websites: www.MilNicholson.com and www.Act2Sc3.com.