OVERRIDE

1916

A Novel of the Irish Rebellion

Irish Century

Morgan Llywelyn

Tor Books

Ned Halloran has lost both his parents--and almost his own life--to the sinking of the Titanic . Determined to keep what little he has, he returns to his homeland in Ireland and enrolls at Saint Enda's school in Dublin. Saint Enda's headmaster is the renowned scholar and poet, Patrick Pearse--who is soon to gain greater fame as a rebel and patriot. Ned becomes totally involved with the growing revolution...and the sacrifices it will demand.

Through Ned's eyes, 1916 examines the Irish fight for freedom--inspired by poets and schoolteachers, fueled by a desperate desire for independence, and played out in the historic streets of Dublin against the backdrop of World War I. It is the story of the brave men and heroic women who, for a few unforgettable days, managed to hold out against the might of the British Empire to realize an impossible dream.

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Praise for 1916 :

"A thunderous, informative read that rises to the challenge...Llywelyn's best work yet." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marriage of stories and truth that breathes life into history in a way a textbook never could....It is [Llywelyn's] soul's song for Ireland, which is clearly the place of her heart." -- The Knoxville News-Sentinel

"Llywelyn weaves the tapestry of her story with intelligence and skill, and gives us access to a period when the bullets flew and patriots gave their lives for the ideal of freedom." -- San Diego Union-Tribune
Praise for 1916 :

"A thunderous, informative read that rises to the challenge...Llywelyn's best work yet." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"A marriage of stories and truth that breathes life into history in a way a textbook never could....It is [Llywelyn's] soul's song for Ireland, which is clearly the place of her heart." -- The Knoxville News-Sentinel

"Llywelyn weaves the tapestry of her story with intelligence and skill, and gives us access to a period when the bullets flew and patriots gave their lives for the ideal of freedom." -- San Diego Union-Tribune

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  • Morgan Llywelyn

  • 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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    1916

    A Novel of the Irish Rebellion

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