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Fionn: The Twisted Trail

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While hunting with two children in the depths of the Great Wild, the woman warrior Liath Luachra becomes involved in a pursuit she'd rather have no part of.
Published by Irish Imbas Books (first published December 12th 2018)
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Kristen
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A quick-reading and well written short story set in the world of Fionn, O'Sullivan's retelling of the Fenian Cycle of Irish Mythology.

Unlike some of the other stories that follow Liath Luachra, the Grey One, this story takes place after many of the events of the Fionn series, while she resides at Ráth Bládhma. That said, it's not necessary to have read the entire series to find enjoyment in this story. It stands alone just fine.

Liath Luachra is out hunting with a couple of children when one goes
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Jonathan O’Mara
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having read the two previous books about Liath Luachra..the Grey One...I was more than ready for more of her story. At the pen of Brian O’Sullivan, the third century, Irish warrior woman, comes to life vividly as a formidable character with a traumatic past. Her fighting skill and tracking abilities are second to none and she once more finds herself in a situation where she must choose between her dispassionate outlook on the world and her deeply buried, but innate sense of justice. As in the pr ...more
Padraig O'Mahony
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While out hunting with two boys from her home settlement, a woman warrior comes across the trail of a war band chasing down a single fugitive. Although reluctant to get involved, the unexpected actions of one of the boys drags her into a situation where there's no real winner.

Dark, and yet strikingly touching, this short book (more like a long short story) brings my favorite female character (Liath Luachra) to life in glorious complex and traumatic detail. The story follows on from the third 'Fi
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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
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