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Pride of Lions By Morgan Llywelyn Pride of Lions Lion of Ireland was the breathtaking chronicle of Brian Boru the Great King who led the bickering chiefs of Ireland to unity under his reign He overthrew traditions reformed society and became the
  • Title: Pride of Lions
  • Author: Morgan Llywelyn
  • ISBN: 9780812536508
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pride of Lions By Morgan Llywelyn Lion of Ireland was the breathtaking chronicle of Brian Boru, the Great King who led the bickering chiefs of Ireland to unity under his reign He overthrew traditions, reformed society, and became the Irish Charlemagne The Ireland of 1014 was a dream Brian Boru had dreamed and brought into being.Now, with all the fire and brilliance for which her writing is known, MorganLion of Ireland was the breathtaking chronicle of Brian Boru, the Great King who led the bickering chiefs of Ireland to unity under his reign He overthrew traditions, reformed society, and became the Irish Charlemagne The Ireland of 1014 was a dream Brian Boru had dreamed and brought into being.Now, with all the fire and brilliance for which her writing is known, Morgan Llywelyn takes us there, to the battlefield where Brian died, and to Brian s fifteen year old son, Donough, whose mother is the voluptuous and treacherous Gormlaith, with her lust for life and power undiminished by age Donough, the son who is determined to make the High Kingship of Brian Boru s Ireland his own I know he s too young, but he s all we have left, says Fergal, and thus the boy takes his first command, on the bloody ground of Clontarf From there he must move to establish his right to rule in Kincora and to make the kings of Ireland accept him as their High King.Yet Donough is torn torn by his hatred for his mother and by his all consuming passion for the beautiful pagan girl Cera, who remains beyond his reach, for the High King must have a Christian consort.
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    1. Morgan Llywelyn

      Morgan Llywelyn born 1937 is an American born Irish author best known for her historical fantasy, historical fiction, and historical non fiction Her fiction has received several awards and has sold than 40 million copies, and she herself is recipient of the 1999 Exceptional Celtic Woman of the Year Award from Celtic Women International.

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    1. This is the story of prince Donnchad, Donough Mac Brian, son of Brian Boru.It starts after Brian Boru s death at Clontarf, and follows his son s attempts to follow his father s path, first claiming Kinkora, Brian s palace, for himself, then fighting with his half brother Teigue for the crown of Munster, then dreaming of the high kingship view spoiler which he gives up on in a weird way S hide spoiler I feel weird to give only three stars to a Morgan Llwelyn s book I like her books, I really doer [...]


    2. Ms Llywelyn is excellent at making historical characters come alive as real, three dimensional people Her diligent research flavors every page without ever being burdensome.


    3. This is not my favorite Morgan Llwelyn book There s nothing wrong with it, but it just doesn t grab me I don t find Donnchad Donough to be a compelling character Nor Cera, for that matter And for all the fuss Ms Llwelyn makes about her books being historical and well researched, this one doesn t feel quite that way to me Now, I don t claim to know much about any of the Borus, especially Donough, but I was under the impression that very little is factually and reliably known about him So most of [...]


    4. I m not a Llywelyn fan, but I always seem to keep a supply of her books around for when I ve run out of things read That is not to say this book is bad, but I am an impatient reader, and I find her books difficult to force myself to continue reading.This one, was okay, as the 2 stars indicate I was dismayed to learn that the character, Cera, was completely fictional Granted, I was exasperated every time she appeared I don t know why, I don t like pagan insertions into books, it always feels like [...]


    5. I ve had this book for years and am just now getting around to reading it I read the previous book The Lion of Ireland years ago in high school and loved it The history is well done and accurate for the most part The romance is kept to a controllable level and there is plenty of action and intrigue Her writing style makes for an easy read, but yet there is plenty of character development.Many books either describe everything in minutia or else gloss it over so much that it s not really interesti [...]


    6. I think her books were really good when I was younger, and as I get older and read , I like her books less and less Or maybe, she just wanted to write a sequel to a book that was phenomenal, but the sequel just didn t live up to the original At any rate, I thought character development in this book was virtually nonexistant When following a character from the age of 14 or so until he is 50 or 60, there ought to be something that changes not so with the primary character in this story I finished [...]


    7. I finished reading Pride of Lions yesterday This is an excellent sequel to Lion of Ireland Morgan Llywelyn is an awesome historical fiction author, so I ll be reading my way through all of her books It may take me a while, but I intend to read every one.



    8. My first experience with Morgan Llywelyn s writing was not as long ago as I had imagined when I first read the prequel to this book, Lion of Ireland I read so many authors that I then discard or, at least, I have in the last that I was sure I had read something of Llywelyn s before.Alas, I had not, and so Lion of Ireland became the first of Llywelyn s Irish tales to reveal itself to my imagination by the light of a candle and the steam from a cup of coffee A surprisingly great tale, I thought th [...]


    9. I ve read this one twice now and plan to read it again Morgan Llewellyn is so engaging of a story teller you really get to know each character intimately You see every battle, feel every sword thrust, hear the battle cry BORU, BORU, BORU You feel all the passion, the anger, the pain, the wonder, the excitement, the fear She is truly gifted with words What an intense mixture of fact and fiction resulting in a captivating book that will have you laughing and crying along with each character.HIGHLY [...]


    10. Although this book came recommended to me by my father in law I m very much afraid I couldn t get to grips with it, and indeed ultimately couldn t finish it It seemed much too bound up with the author s awe of the setting and this had the effect of making the whole thing frustratingly slow having said that, I could see how it might appeal to others my father in law included Not for me though.


    11. I loved this book almost as much as the Lion of Ireland Donough, the young son of the great Brian Boru, the Ard Ri He s thrown into the limelight after the death of his father and brothers, and spends his whole life trying to fill his fathers shoes His struggles are monumental, both internal and external I also think the Druids add color and interest to the many struggles the Irish encounter Powerful stories.


    12. Donhoughs world is heartbreaking but largely his own making It s a rough and untamed land but his father has set an example he feels he must live up to And then there s his mother


    13. I just hate this book Actually I hate most books with war stories, old or contemporary I suppose there is nothing wrong with the writting, but I just can t stand the genre After a painful 57 pages, I gave up.


    14. Pride of Lions was quite a good read the author weaves history and characterizations into an engrossing plot Great stuff


    15. I read other Llywelyn books and loved them I read this one, but as a sequel, it just wasn t the same I m not fond of sequels The book was fine, but it could have been better.


    16. Although not the epic that The Lion of Ireland was is, Pride of Lions is a fitting continuation of the Brian Boru story Thank you, Morgan Llewelyn for sharing your knowledge



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