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  • Posted April 7, 2010

    Almost 100 years later the issue is still not totally resolved.

    As and Irish-American I've always heard of the Easter Rising of 1916. This historical novel goes a long way towards understanding its motives, leaders, and the country's aftermath. Again, as an Irish-American its astounding to me that the British government, in the twentieth century, was so despotic and hypocritical. Despotic in their total domination of the Irish people showing no regard for their human rights, and hypcritical in the sense that they fought in World War I for the freedoms of small european nations while not allowing Home Rule or political freedoms for its subjects in Ireland. The beginning of the book has a reference of the historical characters in the book that is both useful and necessary for the clarity of the story line. If you are interested in Irish history, particularly Ireland's relation to England, this is a great book

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  • Posted September 26, 2012

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    A Must-Read for Historical Fiction Readers

    Morgan Llywellyn's historical novel about the Easter Rebellion should be required reading for anyone with a drop of Irish blood in their veins. As a student of history, particularly Irish history, I had read the historic facts from several different angles and sources, yet the author still found ways to surprise me. The story, woven through the deeply personal passages of main characters including a survivor of the Titanic tragedy, adds a focused, personal perspective on a very heroic, yet ultimately terrible tragedy of hope and loss. Yet, contained in the withered stalk of defeat is the living seed that will, in just a very few years' time, finally leave Ireland a free nation again.

    Ringing with the authenticity her work is known for, Ms. Llywellyn teaches us both the glory of the heroes struggle as much as the inhumanity and terror hiding in the shadows. I came away from this absorbing read with a more personal understanding of just what this effort cost Ireland. The echoes still ring today.

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  • Posted June 18, 2012

    A bit romanticized, but still amazingly moving story of a monume

    A bit romanticized, but still amazingly moving story of a monumental event that few outside Ireland seem to know about.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2002

    totally enjoyable read

    I am an avid reader of history and bought this book for light reading. I found it to be extremely well written with a very complete history even though it was a novel.

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