Born at a royal banquet for King Conor MacNessa of Ulster, Deirdre is predicted by Conor's own druid to be blessed and cursed with a beauty which will make kingdoms contest over her. He names her "Deirdre of the Sorrows" and urges the king to slay her. But Conor, unwilling to murder a babe, takes her under his protection only to fall prey to the curse when she is nearly grBorn at a royal banquet for King Conor MacNessa of Ulster, Deirdre is predicted by Conor's own druid to be blessed and cursed with a beauty which will make kingdoms contest over her. He names her "Deirdre of the Sorrows" and urges the king to slay her. But Conor, unwilling to murder a babe, takes her under his protection only to fall prey to the curse when she is nearly grown. Captivated by her youth and beauty, the aging king will go to any extreme to possess her.When Deirdre innocently falls in love with one of Conor's chief warriors, it sets in motion a tragedy that will involve kings and countries, famous fighting men and sages alike: Cuchullain, champion of the Cattle Raid of Cooley; King Fergus MacRi of Ulster; Queen Medb of Connaught; Catha the Druid, and others.Join author Miriam Newman for her bardic-style version of a legend told countless times in Ireland over the centuries--a classic Irish tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, and revenge....
|Title||:||dark child an ancient tale of ireland|
|Number of Pages||:||33 Pages|
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dark child an ancient tale of ireland Reviews
The myths and legends of Ireland are many - and this one is one of the most tragic. When Deirdre of the Sorrows was born, a prophecy said she would be so beautiful she would bring war and misfortune to all - but the king decided he would marry her when she was grown, so he hid her in a fortress, with no one but a nurse and a servant. If the story reminds you of a certain "Sleeping Beauty", you will be right - Dierdre grows up to be as beautiful as prophesied, and the king looks forward to his wedding. But Dierdre has no wish to marry an old man, and she meets a young warrior in the forest, she runs away with him. Deeply in love, the young couple flee, but the king, mad with fury, swears he will have his Dierdre in the end.I loved this retelling of the tale of Diedre of the Sorrows. Even though the tragedy of the tale is well known, I still enjoyed this version - the writing was good, there was action and romance, the characters came alive for me, and I recommend this novella highly!
I enjoyed this book. It was a very interesting read and one I found a lot of fun. I haven’t read anything by this author previously, but will definitely be reading more. I found the author created an excellent world for this book. It was very real and detailed, leading me to become quote engrossed in the story. There were also lots of details in the surrounding characters and the lives taking place, which made it realistic and enjoyable to become part of, as I read. I liked the characters, the author created. I really found that I was left with a feeling that I had gotten to know them, and started to feel a connection with some. The author did well to give us realistic, believable and true characters, all of which had their own personalities an traits, which brought the story to life. Overall, this was a good read and one that a lot of readers will enjoy.