Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Ulster Cycle

In The Ulster Cycle, Randy Lee Eickhoff translates Ireland’s ancient mythology into vital, accessible and novelistic retellings. Enter the world of pre-Christian Ireland, when warriors fought from chariots, Druids provided the mystical answers to the universe, and men and women believed strongly in magic.

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The Red Branch Tales
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The Red Branch Tales

Ulster Cycle (Volume 5)
Randy Lee Eickhoff
Tor/Forge

Randy Lee Eickhoff continues his translation of the Ulster Cycle, often referred to as the Red Branch Cycle, the large corpus of work that is primarily responsible for establishing the cultural identity...

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He Stands Alone
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He Stands Alone

Ulster Cycle (Volume 5)
Randy Lee Eickhoff
Tor/Forge

Randy Lee Eickhoff, the award-winning translator of the epic Ulster Cycle, continues his retelling of Ireland's spellbinding history and folklore in He Stands Alone. For the very first time,...

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The Destruction of the Inn
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The Destruction of the Inn

Ulster Cycle (Volume 4)
Randy Lee Eickhoff
Tor/Forge

Randy Lee Eickhoff continues the Celtic Ulster Cycle; following up his highly acclaimed retelling of The Three Sorrows, with The Destruction of the Inn. Part impacted myth, part heroic...

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The Sorrows
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The Sorrows

Ulster Cycle (Volume 3)
Randy Lee Eickhoff
Tor/Forge

The Ulster Cycle continues with The Sorrows, three stories that dramatically portray Ireland's cultural heritage. The first, "The Fate of the Children of Tuirenn," is a tragic tale in which...

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The Feast
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The Feast

Ulster Cycle (Volume 2)
Randy Lee Eickhoff
Tor/Forge

The Feast is a modern translation of Fled Bricrend, one of Ireland's most thrilling and humorous legends. Three men, each striving to be named Champion of Conchobor's realm, enter into...

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The Raid
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The Raid

Ulster Cycle (Volume 1)
Randy Lee Eickhoff
Tor/Forge

Queen Maeve has declared war upon the province of Ulster in an effort to take possession of the Brown Bull of Cooley. Ultimately, this is an attempt to match the wealth of her husband, King Ailill...

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About the author

Randy Lee Eickhoff

Randy Lee Eickhoff holds several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Classics. He lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on novels, plays, poetry and translations in several languages. His translation of Ireland's national epic, the Ulster Cycle, is now a text used in schools in the United States and overseas. His novel And Not to Yield, based on the life of Wild Bill Hickok, was selected as the Best Novel of 2004 by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage. His nonfiction work on the Tigua Indians, Exiled, won the Southwest Book Award. He is also the author of Return to Ithaca, Then Came Christmas and The Quick and the Dead. He has been inducted into the Paso Del Norte Writers Hall of Fame, the local chapter of the Texas Institute of Arts and Letters. Eickhoff served with distinction in the early phases of the Vietnam War, and was awarded the Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star. He spends his time in El Paso, Ireland, and Italy, lecturing on Dante and The Ulster Cycle.