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Lion of Ireland

Lion of Ireland

Celtic World of Morgan Llywelyn (Volume 5)

Morgan Llywelyn

Forge Books


Morgan Llywelyn's New York Times bestselling historical classic of the greatest Irish king

King. Warrior. Lover.

Brian Boru was stronger, braver, and wiser than all other men—the greatest king Ireland has ever known. Out of the mists of the country's most violent age, he merged to lead his people to the peak of their golden era.

Set against the barbaric splendor of the tenth century, this is a story rich in truth and legend, in which friends become deadly enemies, bedrooms turn into battlefields, and dreams of glory transform into reality.


The little boy sat on the crown of a rocky hill, his thin arms hugging his scabby knees. He tilted his head back and gazed up into the immense vault of the sky, feeling wonderfully alone.
To the youngest child of a large...

Praise for Lion of Ireland

“A royal read...withouta misstep and with touching beauty.”—The Washington Post

“Llywelyn has woven thehistorical tales of her country and its greatest High King into a singlemagnificent book. . . . This is an extraordinary biography of a very human man. . . with convincing characterizations and vivid, detailed descriptions . . .”—The Dallas Morning News

“A spellbinding tale thatevokes Ireland’s misty hills and tumultuous history with style and passion.” –Library Journal

“A rousing story . . .Something to enjoy on a cold night by the fireplace with your goblet of mead orstrong ale.” –Boston Sunday Globe

“Rich, panoramic . . . One ofthe most exciting periods of Irish history.” –Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Extraordinary . . . Vivid .. . Magnificent . . . Makes one realize that human nature has really changedvery little in the past thousand years.” –TheDallas Morning News

“A major talent forhistorical fiction.” –Parade of Books

“Rich, masterfully told.” – Hartford Courant


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Morgan Llywelyn

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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Morgan Llywelyn

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