Search Results: "Morgan Llywelyn"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 21, 1992

"What's more, it's perfect if forced marches are your thing."
The latest historical by Irish bard Llywelyn (Red Branch, Druids, etc.) kicks off in the winter of 1602-03. Read full book review >

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MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >

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AFTER ROME by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"Llywelyn spins a tale that is interesting rather than riveting, though it is full of the rich 'stuff' of this historical period."
Life after Rome is, to say the least, barbaric, especially for those Romano-Celts still trying to make a go of it in fifth-century Albion. Read full book review >

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1949 by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 3, 2003

"A captivating story, though Llywelyn's idealization of the Republican cause can lead her to play fast and loose with some shadier aspects of modern Irish politics."
Third installment—1916 (1998), 1921 (2001)—in Llywelyn's series about modern Ireland. Read full book review >

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THE ELEMENTALS by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: June 1, 1993

"Llywelyn means well, but her approach lacks subtlety and narrative momentum."
Four-part circular ecological parable based on the ancient Greek elements of air, fire, earth, and water—from the author of, most recently, The Last Prince of Ireland. Read full book review >

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1972 by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2005

"The years whistle by with joy and gunpowder."
Complete with footnotes and bibliography, Llywelyn continues her historical series about Ireland's striving to tear itself from England. Read full book review >

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FINN MAC COOL by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: March 1, 1994

"Not surprisingly, then, the result lacks magic, in both the figurative and the literal sense."
Another Irish historical from Llywelyn (The Last Prince of Ireland, 1992; Lion of Ireland, 1980, etc.), this tale goes back 1,700 years to rework the story of the legendary warrior Finn Mac Cool. Read full book review >

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RED BRANCH by Morgan Llywelyn
Released: March 21, 1989

The contemporary bard of ancient Ireland checks into Erin once again, this time just before the Birth of Christ, to spin the tale of the legendary hero Cuchulain, the dauntless Hound of Ulster. Read full book review >

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CAVE OF SECRETS by Morgan Llywelyn
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 14, 2013

"For those fascinated by Irish history, but probably not many more. (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
This middle-grade historical novel set in Ireland during the mid-17th century is low on character and a little muddled in story but offers lots of history. Read full book review >

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1921 by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2001

"A nation's agony, with sequels forthcoming."
After a fat handful of Irish historicals about legendary figures like Finn Mac Cool, Llywelyn strode into modern times and Ireland's Easter Rising in 1916 (1998) and now in 1921 chronicles the separation of Ireland into two states, basing much of her narrative on reportage by her own journalist grandfather. Read full book review >

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IRISH MAGIC II by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 1997

"A bedtime bonbon for the ladies."
Companion volume to the paperback Irish Magic, ambitiously subtitled ``Four Unforgettable Novellas of Love and Enchantment.'' In Susan Wiggs's sexy ``The Changeling,'' Hank Farrell of Muleshoe, Texas, sells his ranch and brings his grandmother's ashes to the Irish coast to be scattered. Read full book review >

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BRIAN BORU by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION
Released: June 1, 1995

"A satisfying tale of majesty and magic. (b&w illustrations, not seen) (Fiction. 12+)"
Adapted from the author's bestselling adult title Lion of Ireland (1980), about the charismatic man who united the Irish under his rule in the tenth century. Read full book review >