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The Druid
     

The Druid

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by Frank Delaney
 
Long long ago, when the pigs ate the apples off the trees and the birds flew upside down - so begins a tale by an Irish fireside. And thereby Frank Delaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Ireland, launches STORYTELLERS, a new series of short stories in the oral tradition, created specially for e-readers. In his first story, this master of the legendary form

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Long long ago, when the pigs ate the apples off the trees and the birds flew upside down - so begins a tale by an Irish fireside. And thereby Frank Delaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Ireland, launches STORYTELLERS, a new series of short stories in the oral tradition, created specially for e-readers. In his first story, this master of the legendary form creates THE DRUID, a fascinating character full of cunning and false magic, who tries to win the hand of a beautiful girl.

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David Goodwin
Frank Delaney's next novel of Ireland won't be out until February 2012. In the meantime, he brings us a brand new story in an ancient vein. If you read Ireland, a Novel, you'll recognize the style: a story that could have been told by your grandfather (if he was a natural orator), full of history and legend, malice and heart.

The Druid in this tale is a bit of a bastard, making his own way in a wild and fearful world where shadows lurk in every hollow tree. Like all of Delaney's charac

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013862005
Publisher:
MEIER
Publication date:
12/15/2011
Series:
Frank Delaney Storyteller , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
258,126
File size:
205 KB

Meet the Author

Frank Delaney (www.frankdelaney.com) is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel "Ireland" and "Tipperary," as well as "Simple Courage: The Story of S.S. Flying Enterprise," which was named one of the 10 best books of 2006 by the American Library Association. His latest book, "The Matchmaker of Kenmare" was released to rave reviews: Kirkus wrote, "One of the best fictional wartime couples animates veteran Delaney's darkly wistful novel... The novel burnishes this veteran writer's reputation as a consummate storyteller." Booklist said "Delaney re-earns his reputation for total reader engagement with his latest deeply thought-out novel... it combines the charm of an Irish yarn with the excitement of a political thriller and the romance of a 1940s war movie..." PW called it "an exciting yarn of romance and intrigue." "Venetia Kelly's Travelling Show," was released in 2010, also to critical acclaim. Library Journal wrote "Delaney is a master storyteller, and this expansive tale of politics, tragedy, and revenge is Irish storytelling at its best. Full of vibrant, well-crafted characters and satisfyingly high drama."

Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before moving to the US and becoming a full-time writer. He was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and now lives in New York and Connecticut with his wife, Diane Meier.

Delaney broadcasts "Re:Joyce," a weekly podcast on James Joyce's "Ulysses" on his website www.frankdelaney.com. You can find his daily writing tips on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FDbytheword

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York, and Kent, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
October 24, 1941
Place of Birth:
Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Education:
Thomastown National School 1947-54; The Abbey School, Tipperary, 1954-60; Rosse College, Dublin, 1960
Website:
http://www.frankdelaney.com

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The Druid 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
BookLoverBJM More than 1 year ago
And you certainly won't be disappointed with this one. I found myself feeling like I was in ancient times reacting to the storyteller. There is something about Frank Delaney's writing that mesmerizes me at the get-go. I wanted to like the Druid as a wise and worldly, little man, but his means of getting Elaine were horribly dishonest. In the end he is caught in his own falsehoods. What one will do to "get the girl ." The question here is: Did he love the girl or did he love what came with the girl? Read this short story for you shall see. Imagine you are sitting around a hearth-fire, in an Irish cottage or a pub in Ireland listening to the storyteller. Frank Delaney is brilliant in his creative abilities, and with prose that will have you asking for more. I recommend this quick escape to a great short story. Worth the read. Can't wait for his next short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago