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A contemporary man, John Thornburn (a meek, non-violent and unpredictable artist) and woman, Derval (his tough, confrontational, strong and warrior-like lover) time travel to ancient Ireland to avenge a Viking attack. Packed with fascinating details of historical time and place in Irish history and delicately balanced on the border between realism and fantasy, the story centers around one of the most famous and beautiful illuminated manuscripts in history, the legendary but entirely real Book of Kells. Celtic history blends with magical fantasy for a strange and immersive tale of adventure.
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By S. Wells on 12-10-12
The Book of Irish Fantasy
Not really about the Book of Kells, but excellent on its own merits. It does contain a story about that book, but the main plot is not so much the time-travel (which is important to the character portrayal) but life and times in the Ireland of the 10th century. Herein is contained the storytelling (and the magic) of the Irish of any age, and richly portrayed by both the author and the reader. There are scenes in this book that I will probably never forget (and as much as I read and listen, that is saying something!)
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By Amazon Customer on 01-12-17
Don't waste your money
I'm only on the 3rd chapter and I can't read anymore. The main characters personality is really negative, the woman he has a relationship with is negative, they bicker all the time. Then it just gets bloody and dark... I just stopped listening because it's so bad. I wish I hadn't wasted my money in this.
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