Bright Sword of Ireland

Bright Sword of Ireland

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Medb of Connaught is beautiful and bold in battle--and in bed. She will do anything and use anyone to reach her goal, the Brown Cow of Cuailnge. This cow will prove to the whole of Ireland that Medb's possessions trump those of her husband--even the fabled warrior Cuchulainn will not stand in Medb's way. The only one with the power to defeat Medb is her daughter, young Finnabair. She is fair of hair, but her beauty pales next to that of her mother. She is not a warrior nor a lover. Her mother sees her as a pawn; most people do not see her at all. But one day, her mother goes too far and lives are destroyed. Finnabair gathers her strength and rebels-and the entire country of Ireland, and all of the heavens, are changed forever...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 109 x 180 x 22mm | 150g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1st mass market ed
  • map
  • 0765350041
  • 9780765350046

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"Juliene Osborne-McKnight reveals Irish history through a mixture of fiction and fact, magic and realism, love and hate, forgiveness and redemption."--"Romantic Times BookClub" on "Bright Sword of Ireland" "Warm, playful and eloquent, " Bright Sword of Ireland" is a welcome addition to the genre."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Bright Sword of Ireland" "Imbued with supernaturally endowed power, "Bright Sword of Ireland" is of magic, greed, love, and duty."--"Indianpolis Star "on "Bright Sword of Ireland" "Osborne-McKnight continues to retell mystical Irish folktales in spellbinding fashion... An enchanting tapestry of honor, courage, and love."--"Booklist "on "Bright Sword of Ireland"
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About Juilene Osborne-McKnight

Juilene Osborne-McKnight is an accomplished folklorist, storyteller, and teacher on Celtic culture and history. She resides in Pennsylvania. Bright Sword of Ireland is her third novel.
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