Search Results: "Morgan Llywelyn"


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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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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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DRUIDS by Morgan Llywelyn
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Released: Feb. 18, 1990

Another roiling brew of history, poppycock, and fantasy from the Irish Marion Zimmer Bradley. Read full book review >

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1916 by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 1998

"Llywelyn tells her tale with gusto and a respect for the facts; a good deal of both bizarre and somber history shines through the fictional fustian of its likable characters. (Author tour)"
A noted chronicler of Irish history and legend (Pride of Lions, 1996, etc.) here deals with the Easter Rising of 1916, as seen through the fictional adventures of a young man close to the inner circle of those working and fighting for Ireland's independence from England. Read full book review >

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PRIDE OF LIONS by Morgan Llywelyn
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 17, 1996

"Straight bothered-hero fare, with grue, stone digs, and sword- and ax-play."
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 Erin. 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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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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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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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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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 >