Only the Stones Survive
A Novel of the Ancient Gods and Goddesses of Irish Myth and Legend
Morgan Llywelyn, author of the Irish Century series of historical novels and for Lion of Ireland, weaves Irish mythology, historical elements, and ancient places in the Irish landscape to create a riveting tale of migration, loss, and transformation in Only the Stones Survive.
For centuries the Túatha Dé Danann lived in peace on an island where time flowed more slowly and the seasons were gentle—until the invaders came. The Gaels came looking for easy riches and conquest, following the story of an island to the west where their every desire could be granted.
After a happy and innocent childhood, Joss was on the cusp of becoming a man when the Gaels slaughtered the kings and queens of the Túatha Dé Danann. Left without a mother and father, he must unite what is left of his people. Even broken and scattered, Joss and his people are not without strange powers.
WHEN IT WAS OVER and the soil had drunk its fill of blood, the slaughtered Túatha Dé Danann lay amid their tattered banners. Their weapons of bronze had been no match for the cold iron brought by the invaders.
Praise for Only the Stones Survive
“Ms. Llywelyn's command of language is exquisite and, thus, the novel is a shining example of some of the exquisite storytelling of the past.” —SFRevu-