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Along the Far Shores

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4.07  ·  Rating details ·  101 ratings  ·  11 reviews
A 12th century Irish woman sets out on the legendary voyage of Prince Madog of Wales.

Aisling, despite her best efforts has failed to become the seer her mother desired, so when her mother dies leaving her alone, she leaves Ireland for Wales to join her brother, Cormac, at the royal court at Gwynedd. There she finds he is joining Prince Madog’s voyage to the western lands i
Published November 18th 2014 by Kristin Gleeson (first published November 17th 2014)
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Cynthia Neale
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A riveting page turner, I did not wish for this book to end and hope there is another one about Aisling, the 12th century Irishwoman who goes on a voyage from Ireland to Wales and eventually ends up in the Gulf Coast. Using the setting of a legendary voyage to America by Prince Madog of Wales, the author weaves a story of adventure, survival, and a slowly blossoming love between two unlikely people. The depictions and images of the Tlingit people and the Mayan city of Xicallanca are fascinating, ...more
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jodi m white
Jun 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adventure in a time of discovery

Fast paced and interesting adventure of a young Irish women in new and strange land. I enjoyed it very much
Betty Hansford
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An Interesting Book

I chose this rating because although the story is good, it simply is not as good as "Praise For The Bees", also by Kristin Gleeson.
Roland Clarke
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Full review follows. For now: engrossing with good plot and characters
judith reed
Enjoyed this yarn but felt the characters could have had more identity.
Leonide Martin
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of ancient worlds HF
Aisling, a young Celtic woman in 12th century Ireland and Wales, stows away on a ship to be with her brother and escape an untenable situation at home. The Welsh ship is sailing to unknown Western lands far across the seas, reputed to have treasures and rich trade. In a storm, a sailor who hates Aisling pushes her overboard and she washes up on a strange shore, where an older woman rescues her and revives her in a simple hut. Gradually Aisling picks up the language. A young man shows up, the old ...more
Billy Buttons
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:

Title: Along the Far Shores
Author: Kristin Gleeson
Star Rating: 5 Stars
Number of Readers: 23
Editing: 9/10
Style: 9/10
Content: 9/10
Cover: 10/10
Of the 23 readers:
22 would read another book by this author.
23 thought the cover was good or excellent.
12 felt the blurb was enticing.
2 felt the blurb was a little over-descriptive and gave away too much.
9 thought the well-developed characters were the best part of
Jun 19, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stopped-reading
Alas, sometimes when I try a new author, I stumble into a book with content I don't want to read. I like my books squeaky clean. I say alas because it was an otherwise interesting story. However, I am not going to finish it. ...more
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USA Today Bestselling author, Kristin Gleeson is originally from Philadelphia but has lived in West Cork in Ireland for a number of years where she plays the harp and sings, in addition to painting the beautiful landscape around her. She holds a Masters in Library Science and a Ph.D. in history, and for a time was an administrator of a large archives, library and museum in America and also worked ...more

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