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A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace

Irish Century (Volume 5)

Morgan Llywelyn

Forge Books



The Irish Century concludes in this climactic novel; Llywelyn's masterpiece is complete

The Irish Century series is the story of the Irish people's epic struggle for independence through the tumultuous course of the twentieth century. Morgan Llywelyn's magisterial multi-novel chronicle of that story began with 1916, which was followed by 1921, 1949, and 1972. It now concludes with 1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace. 1999 brings the story from 1972 to the disarmament talks and beginnings of reconciliation among the Irish at the end of the twentieth century.

Barry Halloran, strong, clever, and passionately patriotic, who was the central character of 1972, remains central. Now a crippled photojournalist, he marries his beloved Barbara Kavanaugh, and steps back from the armed struggle. Through his work he documents the historic events that take us from the horrific aftermath of Bloody Sunday through the decades of The Troubles to the present. This is a noble conclusion to an historical mega-novel that will be read for years.

The Irish Century Novels
1916: A Novel of the Irish Rebellion
1921: The Great Novel of the Irish Civil War
1949: A Novel of the Irish Free State
1972: A Novel of Ireland's Unfinished Revolution
1999: A Novel of the Celtic Tiger and the Search for Peace

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Chapter 1

Like candles blown out by a celestial wind, the last stars vanished.

The beam of headlamps swung wildly as the Austin Healey skidded on a patch of black ice. Barry Halloran turned into the skid and kept his foot on the accelerator....

Praise for 1999

“Llywelyn's feat is a remarkable one, which will help countless readers come to terms with the complexities of the Irish century, from the Easter Rising right up to the new millennium.” —Irish America Magazine on 1999

“Her passion for the country, its people and freedom is evident on every page. Readers interested by Irish history or those searching for a powerful saga will be fascinated by this remarkable [series].” —Romantic Times BOOKreviews (a Top Pick) on 1949

“Magisterial. . . Well-realized characters and a vivid history make for richly gratifying reading.” —Publishers Weekly on 1972


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