I am the wind which breathes on the water.
I am the swell of the sea.
I am the light of the sun.
I am the point of the battle spear.
I am the God who gives fires to the mind.
Who announces the ages of the moon?
Who speaks to the setting of the sun?
I, only I.
Aislinn ni Sorar, druid priestess of ancient Ireland, is a visionary. Raised according to the ancient ways and seeking to use her gifts to keep the old magic strong, she has the power to part the mists of time and see events that might shape a nation.
But Aislinn's own past is shrouded in mystery, and her quest to discover that past will bring her pain, as well as true love, and will set in motion a chain of events that will alter both her own future and that of her beloved Ireland.
For there is a new spirit upon the land whose presence heralds a rendering--and a remaking--of this world. His way had been foretold long ago and threatens to change everything. And Aislinn is at the heart of that change.
Will she give up everything that she loves to help her people find the true God, or will she turn to the dark forces that threaten to keep the old ways at any cost?
Daughter of Ireland continues Juilene Osborne-McKnight's exploration of Irish history, combining fine historical research with skillful storytelling. Her focus this time is none other than Cormac mac Art, ancient and venerated King of Ireland, and the path the Irish people follow to find the one true God. Osborne-McKnight has crafted an engaging young heroine who chronicles both Celtic mythology and early pagan/Christian theology through her travels, and re-creates a world whose conflicts over power, religion, and law are as immediate and far-reaching as those same conflicts in our own time.
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About the Author
Juilene Osborne-McKnight is a seanchai or traditional storyteller in the ancient Irish tradition. She has worked as a high school and middle school teacher, as a newspaper and magazine columnist and currently teaches Celtic Mythology, Irish culture, journalism and writing at DeSales University. She is the author of I Am of Irelaunde, Daughter of Ireland and Bright Sword of Ireland.
JUILENE OSBORNE-MCKNIGHT is an accomplished folklorist and teacher on Celtic culture and history. She is the author of I am of Irelaunde, Song of Ireland, Bright Sword of Ireland and Daughter of Ireland. She resides in Pennsylvania.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The female version of the myth of St. Patrick who drove the snakes out of Ireland ... and coverted pagan celts into Christians. The spirit of the one true God heralds itself on the Emerald Isle and one woman's role in lighting the way.
This book is a wonderful blend of myth, fact and fiction. I could picture the story as it played out before me. The inclusion of pronunciations and Celtic language gave the story more reality. It's one of the few books I'll look forward to reading again and again. Thank you to the author!
An incredibly well researched novel. Julienne has done enough research to know that telling an Irish Celtic story has the artistic license of including the application of 'celtic mythology' as 'REAL'.
This book is definitely a great read. If you love old historical fiction with a little romance tied in, you'll definitely enjoy this. For its being just a little over three-hundred pages, it's a quick read, and at times it may seem like the heroine dives too quickly into relationships with the other characters. Aside from hasty romance, the plot is incredibly intriguing. I highly recommend Daughter of Ireland!
This book is my favorite book of all time! When you're reading this book, you get so caught up in the story that it's hard to stop reading. I love Irish folktale, and I am also Irish so this book was very enjoyable to me. I think it would please anyone.
this book is actually really good. I have always been into my historical background and this book really makes you feel like you are right there in that period of time. any one who likes the mythical and legend aspects of ireland and or who just like anyhthing to do with the celtic culture, this is a book for you. Juilene Osborne McKnight is a great writer.