I got lost in a book
Can a man be avenged when a country is at war?
I have to admit I know next to nothing about Irish mythology. I was hoping that I would be taken on a journey of discovery when I read this book, and I am pleased to report that that is exactly what happened.
I really liked the writing style, and the short chapters made this novel feel like an incredibly fast read. The story itself comes across as very real in the telling, and although there were a few times when I needed to stop and go back to the character list at the front of the book, it was a book that I found vastly entertaining.
I thought the depiction of Queen Medb was fabulous. She is both feared and respected. This powerful warrior queen often leaves the main characters perplexed – did she do it, did she not? What scheme is hers and what is not?! I also thought the depiction of Conall the renowned warrior, was also brilliantly written.
I thought this novel was amazing. If you like historical fiction set in the ancient/pagan past, then this novel will be right up your street.