Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish PDF/EPUB Ð Bard: The

Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish[PDF] ✪ Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish Author Morgan Llywelyn – Varanus.us Morgan Llywelyn s Bard The Odyssey of the Irish is the tale of the coming of the Irish to Ireland, and of the men and women who made that emerald isle their ownAmergin, chief bard and druid of the tri Morgan Llywelyn s Bard The Odyssey of the Odyssey of MOBI ò Irish is the tale of the coming of the Irish to Ireland, and of the men and women who made that emerald isle their ownAmergin, chief bard and druid of the tribe of Milesios, lives in a world without poetry In bleak Iberia, his people would rather do battle than make great art, and Amergin can only dream of a home free from bloodshed All this changes when Amergin s new servant, a shipwright Bard: The Kindle - named Sakkar, tells him of Ierne, a green and fertile land to the northJoined by his warlike brothers and tribe, Amergin leads his people across the seas to their new home But when they arrive on Ierne, they are confronted by a mysterious people who will one day fuel legend and myths the Tuatha D Danann, people of the Goddess Danu Amergin and his tribe decide to fight for their adopted country, touching off a conflict that will change the face of Ireland The Odyssey of PDF Ç forever.

Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish PDF/EPUB Ð Bard: The
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish
  • Morgan Llywelyn
  • 25 October 2019
  • 0765334887

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  1. says:

    Ms Llywelyn obviously loves the Irish or at least her idea of the Irish I have read several of her books and I mostly enjoy them As I ve said before I don t particularly enjoy romance for romance s sake It wouldn t do to criticize this work or any of her works for any historical inaccuracies as her novels are largely fantasy not historical fiction.Ms Llywelyn is an accomplished story teller and she can paint a picture of the mythical Ireland in which her characters move and breath t Ms Llywelyn obviously loves the Irish or at least her idea of the Irish I have read several of her books and I mostly enjoy them As I ve said before I don t particularly enjoy romance for romance s sake It wouldn t do to criticize this work or any of her works for any historical inaccuracies as her novels are largely fantasy not historical fiction.Ms Llywelyn is an accomplished story teller and she can paint a picture of the mythical Ireland in which her characters move and breath that will place you in the story She has reworked the myths and folklore of Ireland, the Celts and the Druids to fit her stories, but she is far from the first person to do so I d say, read it for what it is and enjoy The look here at the history of the Irish people does draw me in somewhat I like many others I m sure have always been fascinated by the stories of the Tuatha D Danann and all the speculation as to who they were and where they vanished to Also the Bard character in history and myth is a terribly interesting one Showing up in the tales and histories of Scandinavians, Celts, Algles, Saxons and others they stride through the histories of the West as the history keepers, the story tellers and the traditions singers The subject matter here is wonderful For me often a 3 star rating is a good one, as I ve noted I give few five star ratings, and there aren t any half stars, so I had to compromise The slightly heavy handed romance angle of the story weighed against it for me I don t mind romance and I know it s a big part of life AND of Irish myth The Irish are a romantic people and in that sense I m basically a romantic Speaking of novels however I don t enjoy books that are romances meaning primarily love stories When a love story begins to dominate a novel in that it becomes a detailed telling of the trials and travails of the lovers and their soap opera style relationship, then it begins to lose There is a bit of this here, not so much as to destroy the rest of the novel, just enough that it dominated a lot of the story I m sure some will enjoy itthan I as the writing is quite good For some of you this will even make the book that much betterso if we had a half star system it would be 3.5 Try it yourself and see what you think.I do recommend it


  2. says:

    Morgan Llywelyn writes most often about Ireland I love Ireland and reading about Irish history, especially ancient Ireland It seems like the one country that really is out of a fairy tale I also love reading about the historical mythical figures of Ireland s past she makes them become very real Bard is the story of the founding of Ireland well of those who we consider Irish The Milesians come to the island and make contact with the Tuatha Da Danansa mythical fairy race This te Morgan Llywelyn writes most often about Ireland I love Ireland and reading about Irish history, especially ancient Ireland It seems like the one country that really is out of a fairy tale I also love reading about the historical mythical figures of Ireland s past she makes them become very real Bard is the story of the founding of Ireland well of those who we consider Irish The Milesians come to the island and make contact with the Tuatha Da Danansa mythical fairy race This tells the story of their settling the island and making it their own


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    I found this book to be a bit of a slog if I didn t have time to read it in hour long chunks Not one you can pick up and read in 10 minute intervals which is what I ve been doing alot lately.Having read her book, Lion of Ireland The Legend of Brian Boru, I was excited to readabout Ireland s history Until I read Bard I had no idea that there was a theory that the current occupants of Ireland descended from a tribe of Gauls that had migrated to the northern Iberian peninsula and then nort I found this book to be a bit of a slog if I didn t have time to read it in hour long chunks Not one you can pick up and read in 10 minute intervals which is what I ve been doing alot lately.Having read her book, Lion of Ireland The Legend of Brian Boru, I was excited to readabout Ireland s history Until I read Bard I had no idea that there was a theory that the current occupants of Ireland descended from a tribe of Gauls that had migrated to the northern Iberian peninsula and then north to Ireland I m still unsure exactly what the Tuatha De Danann were descendants of an earlier immigration to Ireland or little people faeries that you hear so much about in Irish stories Whatever they were, they were an interesting people and added much to the storyline.It looks like a hefty book but I recommend it to anyone who is interested in the beginnings of Ireland and the bardic life


  4. says:

    I m cleaning out my bookshelves and getting rid of some of the books I read years ago I loved this book and Llywelyn for writing it I hope if I have children they will read it and it will stir in them the longing to learn about a people from long ago that seemed to me so magical and amazing It will be hard to part with this book but I know it will go to someone else where it will hopefully impact and impress.


  5. says:

    Compelling, half mythical story of the voyage of the Gaels to Ireland, circa 300 BCE Llywelyn is a master of the big canvas, and she effortlessly pot boils up an array of interesting characters and powerful conflicts, centered on the large family of the Sons of Mil The protagonist is Amergin, a semi historical bard whose attributed poetry stands at the wellspring of European literature A central theme is the contrasted loves of beauty and war, eros and thanatos, that stand at the core of th Compelling, half mythical story of the voyage of the Gaels to Ireland, circa 300 BCE Llywelyn is a master of the big canvas, and she effortlessly pot boils up an array of interesting characters and powerful conflicts, centered on the large family of the Sons of Mil The protagonist is Amergin, a semi historical bard whose attributed poetry stands at the wellspring of European literature A central theme is the contrasted loves of beauty and war, eros and thanatos, that stand at the core of the Irish soul.Llywelyn also does the strongest job I ve seen of imagining the daily life of the prehistoric Celts Less convincing is her treatment of the Tuatha De Danaan, the mythical fairy folk, who in the story and the myths are displaced by the Gaels and retreat into the Otherworld Imagining them into an otherwise realistic tale is a stretch, which detracts especially from the last 1 4 of the book Still, it s easy to forgive this talented and ambitious author for overreaching a bit when dealing with such epic and lofty material


  6. says:

    This is my 2nd reading of the book, and it is as good perhaps better than the first read through So much detail, so many lovely places to stop and dwell on the author s style which is reminiscent of the seanchaidhe of the Irish in those periods when it was illegal to be formally educated Her obvious passion for, and eloquent use of, language is refreshing in a day and age where so few care any about the words themselves and turnandto stilted text speak and such ugh Some ot This is my 2nd reading of the book, and it is as good perhaps better than the first read through So much detail, so many lovely places to stop and dwell on the author s style which is reminiscent of the seanchaidhe of the Irish in those periods when it was illegal to be formally educated Her obvious passion for, and eloquent use of, language is refreshing in a day and age where so few care any about the words themselves and turnandto stilted text speak and such ugh Some other reveiwers have called the plot slow, but to me it is fitting that it meanders in some places and doesn t just barrel through to an ending It gives time to savor the characters and let the imagination soar back into a time of warriors and bards, druids and kings To each his own, but for me this book is both an adventure and a place to relax Loved it


  7. says:

    I read this years ago I remember really enjoying it Fiction or fact Who knows She claims to have assembled the story from many myths I believe her Also, this story is where I got my e mail tag from Bitchin.


  8. says:

    this book tells the story of Amergin, a bard, and his brothers the sons of Milesios this is the tale of their migration from Iberia to the western isle ireland , and how they vanquished the Tuatha de Danaan, to found the irish race Llywelyn s books are marvelous, and i liked this one a lot.


  9. says:

    3.5 stars No question that the author can tell a great tale, and this one was conceptually very good I was distracted by the seemingly disjointed, unbalanced, sub storytoo many unanswered questions, and a somewhat abrupt , unsatisfying ending All in all, an interesting meme to current cultural trends, with some wonderful symbology.


  10. says:

    Fairly slow paced, but with engaging characters and some really lovely prose.

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