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Cathy A. Corn
5.0 out of 5 starsThese characters will captivate your heart. A story you won't forget.
Reviewed in the United States on March 30, 2016
History has come alive in this delightful tale of an ancient land. The characters are finely drawn and believable, proving people are much the same whatever the century.The plot offers twists to keep you guessing. The addition of a love story between two cultures, gentle Irish lass Evgreen and Ivor the Norse boat builder, adds another interesting strain. I loved hearing about ancient Ireland and the Norsemen who came to trade instead of pillage. Gives the past a different perspective. I recommend this novel for anyone who enjoys adventure and a trip to another era.
4.0 out of 5 starsIntrigue and greed in Ireland's Middle Ages
Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2016
An exciting and well-researched story about Ireland in the middle ages. An Irish girl with a talent for illustrating works in the scriptorium of the abbey. One day some Norsemen arrive throwing the monks and everyone else into panic. But these are not Vikings, but ship builders wanting to buy trees. Despite her hatred of Vikings - who abducted her mother - the girl finds herself thrown into contact with one of the Norsemen and falls in love. This is a story of intrigue and greed which keeps you reading until the last page. An interesting note at the end by the author explains that the mythical abbey of Linn Duachaill actually existed and in 2010 its ruins were discovered, although are yet to be excavated.