The Warrior's Daughter

The Warrior's Daughter

by Holly Bennett

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Luaine is daughter to the greatest of Irish warriors, the legendary Cuchulainn. Although known throughout Ireland as the most fearsome of killers, to Luaine he is a loving playful father who amuses her with his exciting tales and marvelous feats. When the unthinkable happens -- Cuchulainn returns from war injured nearly to the death -- it is the first intimation of the hero's downfall, and Luaine's first painful step toward an adult life unlike anything she has imagined. As she faces loss, betrayal, suffering and fear, Luaine must find a strength that comes neither from the sword nor from her proud parentage, but from her own courageous spirit.

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ISBN-13: 9781554697472
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Holly Bennett is the editor-in-chief of Today's Parent Special Editions and the author of The Warrior's Daughter, and the Bonemender series. Before becoming a writer and editor, Holly was a researcher for Aboriginal organizations and a youth employment counselor. Born in Montreal, Holly now lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with her family.

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I never did leap the coals of the Beltane fire and complete my journey to womanhood. Dawn found me standing on the strand beside my mother. We watched as my father, waist-deep in the ocean, raged and wept and thrashed his sword wildly against the tireless waves. It was a sight to make the sternest heart break and the pain and pity of it a thing I still cannot bear to recall.

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The Warrior's Daughter 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
wendellg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Good book; it does an excellent job of retelling a medieval myth with an interesting new twist, while still being plausible and true to the source material.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
THE WARRIOR'S DAUGHTER, loosely based on Irish myths, is the gripping story of Luaine, daughter of the feared warrior Cuchulainn.

In her young life, she faces war and the first hints that her father may not be invincible--and those are only the first few hardships endured by young Luaine. Her life isn't always bad, though. She is looked after by the powerful druid Cathbad, and given care of his raven, Fintin, who is always a friend to Luaine, but may turn out to be even more than he seems. Luaine is forced to grow up much too quickly, but she does it well, remaining strong and (eventually) true to herself.

THE WARRIOR'S DAUGHTER is, I believe, Holly Bennett's best book yet, and I loved her first two (THE BONEMENDER and THE BONEMENDER'S OATH). It's full of interesting, three-dimensional characters, and it takes place in the fascinating world of ancient Ireland.

Holly Bennett has an obvious gift for world-building as well as characterization. She is a talented writer, and I can't wait to read her next novel!