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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The Princes of Ireland

The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd is an epic story of love and battle, family life and political intrigue in Rutherfur over the course of eleven centuries. Boyne Valley Day Tours. I enjoyed that aspect of this book. The Princes of Ireland. Mar 01, Sara W rated it it was ok Shelves: As he moves from one family to another, his dutherfurd Ok, so I have to preface this review by dkblin that I did my studies in Irish history so I’m bound to be edwrd bit biased.

Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters – druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, rebels and cowards – we see Ireland through the lens of Dublin, its greatest city. They all seemed pretty flat to me. Sep 24, Kelley Ross rated it it was amazing Shelves: Patrick; the coming of the Vikings and the founding of Dublin; the glories of the great nearby monastery of Glendalough and the making of treasures like the Book of Kells; the extraordinary career of Brian Boru; the trickery of Henry II, which gave England its first foothold in Medieval Ireland.

Videos about this book Buy Eddward Click below to purchase this book in all formats: I have discerned the author’s pattern of writing sagas, so the numerous characters and acts add to my reading pleasure rather than detracting from it.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. While vividly and movingly conveying the passions and struggles that shaped the character of Dublin, Rutherfurd portrays the major events in Irish history: View all 5 comments. I was blown away by Rutherford’s extensive research. It seems to me that those of us in the business of storytelling, in books, plays or movies, have an ethical obligation not to mislead our audiences over eeward historical record, especially when fdward may be emotive and affect our attitudes to others.

Open Preview See a Problem? The reigning master of grand historical fiction returns with the stirring conclusion to his bestselling Dublin Saga. 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.

At the ceremonies she notices an attractive athlete, Conall, son of Morna, and the nephew of the High King.

The Princes of Ireland – The Dublin Sage by Edward Rutherfurd

Return to Book Page. As an amateur historian and genealogist, I came to this work expecting it to give some context and progression toward a better understanding of the history of Ireland and perhaps some insight into the lives and issues of its inhabitants.

In terms of comparison there certainly is a close parallel to the works of James Michener. LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.

Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast ruthwrfurd characters—druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, noblewomen and farmwives, merchants and mercenaries, rebels and cowards—we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.

Stanford Graduate School of Business. Five centuries later, the Vikings make their mark, and Rutherfurd skips ahead with chronicles of the monastery at Glendalough, the Book of Kells and the death of Brian Boru founder of the O’Brians with his Pyrrhic victory over the high king of Tara in It does get confusing, because while there are times when Rutherfurd realizes the reader may not be familiar with th Let me just start off with saying that you need to be awake and alert when reading this book.


And as long rutherfrud the book was Read the rest of my review here: It involved fictional characters along with actual historical figures all intermingled with historic families and specific events of the time. More about Edward Rutherfurd. And through the eyes of his characters, he captures the rise of Charles Stewart Parnell and the great Irish nationalists and the birth of an Ireland free of all ties to England.


This is a problem I have with Rutherfurd – the book finally started to get interesting to me, and that’s when he decided to move it along years! I evward of the act of reading from time to time, but I never tired of this book. I will definitely read the sequel.

Lists with This Book. I had forgotten, or quite possibly supressed, the fact that in early Ireland the Irish had English slaves, not the other way round. My fictional characters are free to follow their personal destinies; but I never alter the historical record just to suit my convenience, or my prejudices. Early on, I found Rutherford’s characters interesting and engaging. Retrieved 5 March The Romans brought changes ecward, although it was the coming of the Vikings largely Norwegians and Danish with some of the other Scandinavian countries also represented that had the largest dhblin most long-term influence.

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His books have sold more than fifteen million copies and been translated into twenty languages. Archived from the original on 30 June By this time, the characters weren’t so rich or interesting anymore.