The Children of Gods and Fighting Men - Gael Song (Hardback)Shauna Lawless (author)
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Deftly intertwining Irish history with evocative folklore, the first instalment of Lawless' epic fantasy finds competing immortal races battling for control of tenth-century Ireland.
They think they've killed the last of us...
981 AD. The Viking King of Dublin is dead. His young widow, Gormflaith, has ambitions for her son - and herself - but Ireland is a dangerous place and kings tend not to stay kings for long. Gormflaith also has a secret. She is one of the Fomorians, an immortal race who can do fire-magic. She has kept her powers hidden at all costs, for there are other immortals in this world - like the Tuatha De Danann, a race of warriors who are sworn to kill Fomorians.
Fodla is one of the Tuatha De Danann with the gift of healing. Her kind dwell hidden in a fortress, forbidden to live amongst the mortals. Fodla agrees to help her kin by going to spy on Brian Boru, a powerful man who aims to be High King of Ireland. She finds a land on the brink of war - a war she is desperate to stop. However, preventing the loss of mortal lives is not easy with Ireland in turmoil and the Fomorians now on the rise...
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 229 x 148 mm
'I really enjoyed the book. It's an excellent read' - Mark Lawrence
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