It was a time of legend, a time of strugle, a time when the Kingship of the hero Brain Boru is being contested by men of other clans, and by the Danish invader who had come in their longships to take hold of Ireland and make it their own. All through a long winter of strife, Muirtagh struggles to balance his own honor and that of his clan, against his divided loyalties to the three would-be Kings of Ireland.
First published in 1968, The Kings in Winter is considered by Cecelia Holland's fans to be her finest work. The book is set in Ireland during the Danish invasion around 800 A.D.. Set against this background is a clan feud that consumes the majority of the plot.
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"A narrative of great economy and surprising depth, authenticity and excitement. Miss Holland exhibits sure command of her material, a rich imagination, a precision of tone that is equaled by few writers." ELIOT FREMONT-SMITH, New York Times
"Miss Holland's style is simple, almost stark. She belongs to that small band of writers who can still show us what distinction the historical novel can attain."Times Literary SupplementAbout the Author:
Cecelia Holland has been writing since she was 12, and spends a good deal of every day writing. She chose to write historical fiction, because, being 12, she had precious few stories of her own, and history seemed to her then, as it still does, an endless fund of material.
She was encouraged to write by the poet William Meredith and the short story writer David Jackson. Her first novel was The Firedrake, and it was published by Atheneum in 1966. Since then, Cecelia has written a lot, read a lot, and raised three daughters. She lived in northern California, in the country. Once a week, she teaches creative writing at Pelican Baystate Prison in Crescent City, and, every day, she takes care of a small menagerie of little animals.
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Descrizione libro Forge Books, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX031286888X
Descrizione libro Forge Books, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 031286888X
Descrizione libro Forge Books, 2000. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P11031286888X
Descrizione libro Forge Books. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 031286888X New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0937279