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Lion of Ireland

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9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

An Irish history lesson...

Being part Irish and having a son named Brian, I found a lot to like in this book. I learned quite a bit about Irish history, which is one of the things I love to find in my literary choices. The author is well known for her research and knowledge of Irish history, and ...
Being part Irish and having a son named Brian, I found a lot to like in this book. I learned quite a bit about Irish history, which is one of the things I love to find in my literary choices. The author is well known for her research and knowledge of Irish history, and it shows. I confess to skipping through some of the battle scenes and the formal court hooha, but for the most part, this book held my interest and kept me reading too late at night.

I loved the main character, Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, the Irish king who ended the domination of the so-called High Kingship of Ireland. Brian first made himself King of Munster, then subjugated Leinster, making himself ruler of the south of Ireland. He is the founder of the O'Brien dynasty. He was quite a heroic and legendary figure, both physically and spiritually. He's fascinating and likeable.

It was an interesting read that I enjoyed very much.

posted by Suuze on February 27, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I put it down after about 150 pages.

Slow to start, jumps around too much. Just couldn't get into it

posted by 8286290 on November 19, 2011

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  • Posted February 15, 2013

    TOO LONG!

    I'm a fan of the other books by Morgan Llywelyn, but this one needs some serious editing! I can usually read a book pretty quickly but it's been weeks now and I'm not finished with this one. I am vaguely interested in it, so I keep coming back to it, but am finding that I am skimming pages more and more just in the hopes of finishing it!! Definitely a commitment, not a quick read . . .needs more action . . .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 25, 2011

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