Blood Brother, Swan Sister

1014 Clontarf; A Battle Begins

Eithne Massey

A thrilling tale of magic and warfare in ancient Ireland.

Three children's lives are drawn together amidst the intrigue and magic of an epic battle.
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781847175670
Pages : 208
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
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$14.00

Overview
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A thrilling tale of magic and warfare in ancient Ireland.

April 1014. Dubliner Elva watches helplessly as her sister comes under the control of an evil queen. Dara marches towards the city as part of Brian Boru’s army, while Skari sails from the Orkneys to fight with King Sitric of Dublin. As the armies come ever closer to each other, no one knows what will happen when they meet to fight what has been called the last battle. Nor do the children realise that their fates are linked in ways they could never have imagined, ways which will test all their courage and loyalty.

About The Author
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Eithne Massey has written many books for both adults and children, mainly based on the legends of Ireland. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to “young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history” ( www.childrensbooksireland.ie).

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