Morgallion 1314 AD The Aftermath Of Bannockburn Ireland Has Become The Target Of Robert DeBruce S Ambition To Create A Celtic Empire Of The West.Moynagh Is A Gaelic Community Living Precariously Between Gael And Gall Their Crannog Settlement Is Home To Cormac MacLochlain Whose Friend Father Robert, The Saintly Crusader Priest From St John S, Encourages Him To Dream Of A New Country Embracing The Best Of English And Gaelic Culture.This Dream Confronts The Harsh Realities Of Medieval Ireland And Men Like Myles DeCogan Who Executes Gaelic Clansmen On Suspicion That They Are Responsible For Raids On His Morgallion Caput This Sparks Retaliation, Putting Moynagh S People Into The Front Line Of Conflict He Destroys Moynagh, Prompting Cormac And His Companions To Join In Raids Against The English Presence In Ireland.Edward DeBruce Invades To Claim The Irish High Kingship And Sweeps Through Ireland After The Defeat Of The English At Kenlys, Cormac Meets Niamh As War, Mayhem And Famine Rage Throughout The Land, There Is Little Time For Romance Or Dreams The Action Reaches Kilnamanagh Before Climaxing In Morgallion Where The Battle For A Shared Peaceful Future Is Fought.Morgallion Is A Story Of Resistance, Survival, Love And The Ability Of All That Is Best In The Human Spirit To Overcome Obstacles. Morgallion was a very enjoyable read It delivered both as a gripping piece of fiction and also as an insight into a tumultuous period in Irish history The author built up a detailed picture of the Ireland of the time a country in turmoil, where the free spirited, independence loving natives and their oppressive English invaders struggled to live in harmony The story developed as it followed the journey of Cormac, a young man who came to symbolize hope for Ireland s future I was taken on an exciting journey with Cormac through his various exploits and endeavours, whether as a warrior, as a patriot wishing to preserve his native culture and learning or in his pursuit of romance As historical events unfold around Cormac his inner dilemmas and hopes are sensitively illustrated The narrative rolls along at a nice pace, with plenty o
Fantastic and informative A memorable read Based in Ireland during the deBruce invasion, after Robert defeats Longshanks at Bannockburn his brother attempts to rally the Irish chieftains to his banner T