|Hound (2004) [Novel]|
by George Green
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(From the publisher):
And so are legends born…
This is the tale of one man’s journey from the heart of the Roman Empire to a distant, rough-hewn land where warriors delight equally in the sound of the sword and the song of the poet – a world where honour counts for more than life itself.
This is Ireland, two thousand years ago.
This is a time for Heroes, a time of battle, boasting, drinking and telling stories, a golden age when myth and history meet and mingle. The court of King Conor throngs with Heroes, but it is a young boy, an outsider whose birth is shrouded in mystery, who will grow to be Ireland's greatest warrior. As he becomes a man, under the guidance of the long-suffering, somewhat curmudgeonly Leary, his friend, confidant, charioteer and the narrator of this tale, his exploits become the stuff of legend. But, as the armies of the vengeful Queen Maeve gather at the gates of Emain Macha, he must face both his greatest challenge and his Destiny…
Original title: Hound
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)
Mythology→ Retellings→ Celtic and Arthurian
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ British Isles→ Ireland