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"Brilliantly weaving impeccable historical research with stirring storytelling, Edward Rutherfurd explores our shared Celtic roots in a magnificent epic of Ireland spanning 11 centuries. While vividly conveying the passions & struggles that shaped particularly the character of Dublin. Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: the tribal culture of pagan Ireland; the mission of Saint Patrick; the coming of the Vikings; the making of treasures like the Book of Kells; & the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its first foothold in medieval Ireland. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters -- druids & chieftains, monks & smugglers, noblewomen & farmwives, laborers & orphans, rebels & cowards -- Rutherfurd captures the essence of a place & its people in a thrilling story steeped in the tragedy & glory that are Ireland."