Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas

Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas

by Morgan Llywelyn
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Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas by Morgan Llywelyn

Grania is the basis of the new Broadway muscial The Pirate Queen.

Here is an extraordinary novel about real-life Irish chieftain Grace O Malley. From Morgan Llywelyn, bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century novels, comes the story of a magnificent, sixteenth-century heroine whose spirit and passion are the spirit and passion of Ireland itself.

Grania (Gaelic for Grace) is no ordinary female. And she lives in extraordinary times. For even as Grania rises as her clan's unofficial head and breadwinner and learns to love a man, she enters a lifelong struggle against the English forces of Queen Elizabeth — her nemesis and alter ego.

Elizabeth intends to destroy Grania's piracy and shipping empire—and so subjugate Ireland once and for all. But Grania, aided by Tigernan, her faithful (and secretly adoring) lieutenant, has no choice but to fight back. The story of her life is the story of Ireland's fight for solidarity and survival—but it's also the story of Grania's growing ability to love and be strong at the same time.

Morgan Llywelyn has written a rich, historically accurate, and passionate novel of divided Ireland — and of one brave woman who is Ireland herself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765318084
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 02/20/2007
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 1,024,924
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

Since 1980 Morgan Llywelyn has created an entire body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. Her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
From cover to cover, this is an amazing book. Its a great book about the power of women with a pirating twist. Grania was so strong and invincible. She's definetely the type of person you want on your side.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. The story was wonderful and held my interest. If you enjoy books about smart, strong women ahead of their time and early stuggles of Ireland-you will enjoy this read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love big books. To really get into the Whole story. I've read many of her books and like her story telling. There must be more women like Grania in history please keep telling their stories. The things they had to overcome and put up with. We owe them a lot.
123MK More than 1 year ago
I have not finished the book as yet. I have enjoyed it so far. Grania is a forceful person. She is a great pirate kind to her crew and those back home.
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She was my great-great-great grandmother. I'm so proud of the fact.