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An engaging story of some of the characters of Irish mythology during their young adulthood. We meet Setanta (destined to be the great Cú Chulainn of the Táin Bó Cúailnge, the Cattle Raid of Cooley), the Druid Cathbad, and Queen Maeve, and see the seeds of discord sown between Maeve and Conchobar, King of Ulster. But this tale revises some of the stories of Setanta's early years at Conchobar's dun at Emain Macha and focuses much of the story on the fate of young Conaire Mor, the first high king ...more
This is the sort of book that I read at night before bed. It has an easy to follow story, but wasn't deep enough that I had an issue keeping up while sleepy. The ending was not what I expected, but I like it when I am surprised. It is the story of a young man thrust into being king, and goes through the adventures of his life. Magic, and castles, and Ireland. It is very long too, which as a super fast reader, I appreciate.
Kenneth C. Flint, who has also written under the pseudonym Casey Flynn, is an American fantasy novelist. A resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Flint has now published 18 books, in both print and eBook format. A majority of his works are either based on Irish myths and legends, or else are original stories involving concepts, and sometimes characters, from Irish mythology. His best known works center ...moreMore about Kenneth C. Flint...