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Bending the Boyne: A Novel of Ancient Ireland

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by J. S. Dunn

Circa 2200 BCE: Changes rocking the Continent reach Eire with the dawning Bronze Age. Well before any Celts, marauders invade the island seeking copper and gold. The young astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian need all their wits and courage to save … see full wiki

Tags: Books, Religion, Js Dunn
Author: J. S. Dunn
Publisher: Seriously Good Books
2 reviews about Bending the Boyne: A Novel of Ancient Ireland
review by . June 07, 2011
  To be honest I had a hard time getting into this book because of how different the author's view of prehistoric/megalithic Ireland was and my own. I recognize however that the point of historical fiction is not to be accurate, and therefore I do not deduct stars for this.       I don't like to make too much in the way of historical nitpicking to such works because they are literary, communicative works, but having said the above I will list a few disagreements …
review by . April 21, 2011
This retells and expands the coming of those who engendered their own myths about ancient Ireland, and those whom they met. The Invaders here turn antagonists, unlike their counterparts in Celtic origin myths. Dunn shows us from the view of the Starwatchers, those already settled in the island, what this first of many incursions means for the oldest settlers. The figures of Boann, Aengus, Daghda, and Elcmar appear in legend, and many more whom Dunn introduces, embellishes, and imagines as full of …
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