|Pride of Lions (1996) [Novel]|
by Morgan Llywelyn
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Series: Irish 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 becme the Irish Charlemagne. The Ireland of 1014 was a dream Brian Boru had dreamed and brought into being.
Now, will all the fire and brilliance for which her writing is known, Morgan Llywelyn takes us there, to the battlefield where Brian died. His fifteen-year-old son, Donough, is determined to make the High Kingship of Ireland his own, but he must contend with his own mother, Gormlaith, a voluptuous and treacherous woman whose lust for life and for power remaind undiminished by age.
"I know he's too young, but he's all we have left," says the cunning diplomat Fergal, and thus the boy takes his right to rule in Kincora and to make the kings of Ireland accept him as thier High King.
Yet Donough it 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....
Pride of Lions is a novel of dreams and bloodshed, passion and treachery, that makes eleventh-century Ireland an its lusty people utterly real.
Original title: Pride of Lions
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Medieval