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Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born in Salisbury, England). Rutherfurd settled near Dublin, Ireland in the early s, but currently divides his time between Europe and North America. New York: The . The Princes of Ireland has ratings and reviews. Jaline said: From Edward Rutherfurd’s website:Q. You have said in interviews in the past that. The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) and The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2).

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So I tried to put myself into the position of someone who didn’t know these stories at all and I believe they work just fine I was blown away by Rutherford’s extensive research. Books by Edward Rutherfurd.

Aside from the English, that is. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully-imagined journey through the centuries.


The bigger the audience, the greater our responsibility; and I don’t think we can evade that responsibility, whether we like it or not. The second volume which I have not yet read takes up where the first one leaves off and covers the struggles of the Irish to regain independence – including the years of the “Troubles. In time, we traveled through the sojourn of the simple English Priest, Patrick, who had been a slave in Ireland at one time and returned to bring word of a gentler, kinder God than the harsh and demanding gods of the time.

Other books in the series. Needless to say, I was slightly frustrated! Tens of millions of North Americans claim Irish descent. The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers, the princely Conall and the ravishing Deirdre, whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. When some of the Irish Kings and their clans began to appeal to England for help in vanquishing their traditional enemies, it drew attention to the fact that here was an entire little world sitting there waiting to be plundered.


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The Dublin Saga by Edward Rutherfurd

Very enjoyable; a bit long though. Since I did read almost all of the book I thought I would write about it anyway. He was the typical “bad guy”, and that just made him predictable and boring to me. A tale of fierce battles, hot-blooded romances, and family and political intrigues, The Rebels of Ireland brings the story begun in The Princes of Ireland to a stunning conclusion.

Feb 29, Carrie Kellenberger rated it liked it Shelves: They just seemed like incarnations of people already introduced. The real focal point of this sprawling saga is, however, the city of Dublin itself.

Everytime a character went to a specific area, our trip took us there the very next day.

Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about The Princes of Irelandplease sign up. Nov 12, Gregory Williams rated it it was amazing Shelves: The story is woven together so tightly that Rutherford is able to say a name pages after that particular character’s part in the story has ended, and it will still All I can say after finishing this book is Are the female characters as well formed as the male ones?


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The Princes of Ireland – The Dublin Sage by Edward Rutherfurd

I didn’t think I’d want to pick up the book again, not later, not no dunlin. With Rutherfurd’s well-crafted storytelling, readers witness the rise of the Fenians in the late nineteenth century, the splendours of the Irish cultural renaissance, and the bloody battles for Irish independence, as though experiencing their momentous impact firsthand.

I thought chapters 4 and 5 were pretty decent, but I hated the Sigurd character. The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd is an epic story of love and battle, family life and political intrigue in Ireland over the course of eleven centuries.

After numerous attempts to write books and plays, he finally abandoned his career in the book trade inand returned to his childhood h Francis Edward Wintlebest known under his pen name Edward Rutherfurdwas born in the cathedral city of Salisbury.

Novelists and movie-makers are sometimes tempted to do that and maybe they believe it doesn’t matter. Sorry, I had to get that off my chest. View all 9 comments. At the ceremonies she notices an attractive athlete, Conall, son of Morna, and the nephew of the High King.