|By (author):||Rutherfurd, Edward|
|Series:||The Dublin Saga, Book 1|
|Subject:||FICTION / General|
|FICTION / Historical|
|Size:||8.10in x 5.50in x 1.50in|
|From The Publisher*||Edward Rutherfurd's latest bestselling saga begins in pre-Christian Ireland with a clever refashioning of the legend of Cuchulainn and culminates in the disastrous Irish invasion of England during the reign |
of Henry VIII.
Through the interlocking stories of a wonderfully imagined cast of characters - monks and noblemen, soldiers and rebels, craftswomen and writers - Rutherfurd vividly conveys the personal passions and shared dreams that shaped the character of the country. He takes readers inside all the major events in Irish history: the reign of the fierce and mighty kings of Tara; the mission of Saint Patrick; the Viking invasion and the founding of Dublin; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its foothold on the island in 1167, and which set the stage for the deadly conflicts between the kings of England and the princes of Ireland that close this first volume of Edward Rutherfurd's most recent spellbinding tale.
Tens of millions of North Americans claim Irish descent. Generations of people have been enchanted by Irish literature, and visitors flock to Dublin and its environs year after year. The Princes of Ireland will appeal to all of them - and to anyone who relishes epic entertainment spun by a master.
|Review Quote*||" A sweeping, carefully reconstructed portrait of a nation... leaps through the centuries."|
–The New York Times
Praise for Edward Rutherfurd:
"Not all good things come in small packages. If you like books that are big, Edward Rutherfurd is your man. He writes wonderful sagas, tales that cover centuries, always keeping these long stories lively by telling us about the events and conflicts of people's lives. Rutherfurd does the painstaking research; the reader has all the fun."
–The Seattle Times
"Rutherfurd is the current master of Michener-esque retelling of history, deftly bringing readers right into its flashpoints and showing them the consequences of those events."
From the Paperback edition.
|Biographical Note||EDWARD RUTHERFURD was born in Salisbury, England, and educated at Cambridge|
University and Stanford University in California. His first bestselling novel, Sarum, is based on the history of Salisbury and Stonehenge. Russka, his second novel, recounted the sweeping history of Russia. London tells the two-thousand-year story of the great city, bringing all of the richness of London's past unforgettably to life. His last novel, The Forest, was set in England's ancient New Forest. A former resident of London and New York City, Edward Rutherfurd has had a home in Dublin for more than ten years. He has two children.