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Pride of Lions (1996)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0812536509, Mass Market Paperback)
Lion of Ireland was the breathtaking chronicle of Brian Boru, the Great King who led the bickering chiefs of Ireland to unity under his reign. He overthrew traditions, reformed society, and became the Irish Charlemagne. The Ireland of 1014 was a dream Brian Boru had dreamed and brought into being.
Now, with all the fire and brilliance for which her writing is known, Morgan Llywelyn takes us there, to the battlefield where Brian died, and to Brian's fifteen-year-old son, Donough, whose mother is the voluptuous and treacherous Gormlaith, with her lust for life and power undiminished by age: Donough, the son who is determined to make the High Kingship of Brian Boru's Ireland his own.
"I know he's too young, but he's all we have left," says Fergal, and thus the boy takes his first command, on the bloody ground of Clontarf. From there he must move to establish his right to rule in Kincora and to make the kings of Ireland accept him as their High King.
Yet Donough is torn--torn by his hatred for his mother and by his all-consuming passion for the beautiful pagan girl Cera, who remains beyond his reach, for the High King must have a Christian consort....
(retrieved from Amazon Wed, 02 Jan 2013 16:57:11 -0500)
In the 10th Century, two half-brothers vie for the crown of Ireland after the death of their father. The hero, Donough, is driven out by the machinations of Teigue. Now, Donough's only hope is to seek an alliance with the King of England through marriage. But is he willing to sacrifice his true love? By the author of Lion of Ireland.
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