Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Fionn: Traitor of Dún Baoiscne (Fionn mac Cumhaill, #2)” as Want to Read:
Fionn: Traitor of Dún Baoiscne (Fionn mac Cumhaill, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Fionn: Traitor of Dún Baoiscne

(Fionn mac Cumhaill #2)

4.50  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Ireland: 198 A.D. Six years have passed since the brutal attack on the community of Ráth Bládhma. The isolated valley of Glenn Ceoch is at peace once more but those who survived still bear the scars of that struggle.

Now, new dangers threaten the settlement.

The warrior Liath Luachra has discovered troubling signs of strangers in the surrounding wilderness. Disgraced druid
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 18th 2014 by Irish Imbas Books
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Fionn, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Fionn

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.50  · 
Rating details
 ·  36 ratings  ·  8 reviews

Sort order
Oct 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
This was a nice continuation of the series. It continued to not really be about Fionn, which is fine, because in Fionn's aunt, Bodhmall, and her lover Liath Luachra, O'Sullivan has created an intruiging warrior women who each provide their own strength to the narrative. I could continue reading a series about just them without any difficulty.
Heather Henkel
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book

I really enjoyed the story. I think the continuation from the previous book was a good place and I enjoyed learning about Demne. I can't wait for the next book.
Anne O'Connor
Oct 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Although this was the second book in a series I think I enjoyed it more than the first. That's not to detract from the first, just the fact that on an emotional level I got more from this particular book.

Traitor of Dun Baoiscne takes place six years after the events in Defence of Rath Bladhma. Bodhmhall and Liath Luachra and the other survivors from the first book are still living a relatively happy existence in Rath Bladhma although its clear that those events have left them with scars. Liath L
Sean Linton
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Liath Luachra's run as a reluctant hero continues in this volume. The art of stealth and movement are characterised brilliantly, by the agility and guile of the protagonists, and contrasted by the brutal conceit of an adversary. The characters' development is carefully balanced through individual struggles to survive in a great, uncompromising, and sometimes hostile wild, with the warmth, gratitude and hospitality they each engender in their own ways from congenial human relationships. Liath Lua ...more
Louise Mulligan
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a great read this was, I really didn't want to put it down. It's an impressive follow on from the first of the series.
Once again I love the descriptive scenery, you walk but mostly run with the characters through the great wild. Each of the characters have a uniqueness that's believable be they good or evil. I have a new wariness for identical twin men wearing robes and I think the term "man pair" summed them up creepily. My hero is Fiacail mac Codhna, wildly interesting, I'd love to m
Feb 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm hooked. Roll out the next in the series pronto please. The yin and yang relationship between the two female protagonists in these books is particularly captivating. Liath Luachra, the warrior woman, plays foil to Bodhmhall, the wise and considered leader, as they face violent and uncertain times. Their combined strengths and mutual devotion make them a formidable team in their struggle to protect Bodhmhall's young nephew, Fionn mac Cumhal, from the strange and evil forces plotting against hi ...more
Brenda Skelton
Apr 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't wait to start this book and I certainly wasn't disappointed. This second book in the series again takes you on a journey with strong characters and fast paced action. I am really impressed with both Book 1 and Book 2. Brian O'Sullivan is very clever in leaving the end of this book with you still wanting more. No pressure but Book 3 soon please!
PS On Brian's website you can hear correct pronunciation for the Gaelic words . I would recommend having a listen to them as it adds a differen
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Easy to pick up story from first book. Story flowed well & I seemed to finish it too quickly. Next installment please!!!
Peachy Mom
rated it it was amazing
Dec 11, 2016
rated it it was amazing
Jun 29, 2017
Keith Sheffield
rated it really liked it
May 04, 2016
Agnes Conway
rated it really liked it
Jan 28, 2017
Michael Annis
rated it liked it
Jan 27, 2019
rated it liked it
Mar 22, 2017
Whitney Smith
rated it it was amazing
Mar 30, 2017
Susan Casey
rated it it was amazing
May 30, 2016
Paul Daly
rated it really liked it
Nov 08, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Feb 04, 2017
rated it really liked it
Apr 12, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Dec 29, 2017
rated it it was amazing
Dec 19, 2016
Anne Deville
rated it it was amazing
May 15, 2015
dean connelly
rated it liked it
Nov 23, 2014
rated it it was amazing
Dec 02, 2014
Per Bressendorff
rated it it was amazing
Feb 18, 2019
Timothy Brannan
rated it it was amazing
Mar 20, 2018
Marit Vidnes
rated it it was amazing
Feb 14, 2017
Marian Gafiţescu
rated it it was amazing
Jul 02, 2017
Patrick O'Sullivan
rated it really liked it
Aug 02, 2018
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Brian O'Sullivan was born in county Cork, Ireland. On completing a degree at University College Cork, he went on to travel extensively. He is now based in New Zealand with his family but returns to Ireland on a regular basis.

Brian writes fiction that incorporates strong elements of Irish culture, language, history and mythology. These include literary short stories (The Irish Muse collection), my

Other books in the series

Fionn mac Cumhaill (3 books)
  • Fionn: Defence of Ráth Bládhma (Fionn mac Cumhaill, #1)
  • Fionn: The Adversary (Fionn mac Cumhaill, #3)