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The Lost Legend of Finn
by Mary Tannen
In this sequel to The Wizard Children of Finn, Fiona and Bran tumble into the Ireland of 800 AD, tangle with Vikings, and assume the shapes of ravens, all in a quest to ﬁnd their mysterious father.
Paperback, 154 pages
Published May 1st 1983 by Avon Camelot
(first published 1982)
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Aug 02, 2014 Gundula rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: children and adults interested in fantasies based on Irish myth and legend
In the sequel to The Wizard Children of Finn, The Lost Legend of Finn has Fiona and Bran McCool again traveling back in time to ancient Ireland, this time to hopefully find information and answers regarding their mysterious father. However, Bran's magic goes a bit awry, and instead of traveling back to the ancient Ireland of 2000 years ago (which they had wanted to do, where their friend Finn is leader of the Fianna), they end up in early Mediaeval Ireland, a Christian Ireland being threatened b ...more
I actually liked the sequel a little better than the first book. It tied up a lot of loose ends, and brought even more of the Irish myth cycle into the story, including both the Tuatha De at one end, and the Irish monk scribes at the other end. The Druid portrayal was a little "Celtic" and tenuous, but will give it a pass on that.