The Fionn mac Cumhaill Series - Book 1: Defence of Ráth Bládhma:
Ireland: 192 A.D. A time of strife and treachery. Political ambition and inter-tribal conflict has set the country on edge, testing the strength of long-established alliances.
Following their victory at the battle of Cnucha, Clann Morna are hungry for power. Meanwhile, a mysterious war party roams the ‘Great Wild’ and a ruthless magician is intent on murder.
In the secluded valley of Glenn Ceoch, disgraced druid Bodhmhall and the woman warrior Liath Luachra have successfully avoided the bloodshed for many years. Now, the arrival of a pregnant refugee threatens the peace they have created. The odds are overwhelming and death stalks on every side.
Based on the ancient Fenian Cycle texts, the Fionn mac Cumhaill series recounts the fascinating and pulse-pounding tale of the birth and adventures of Ireland's greatest hero, Fionn mac Cumhaill.
"Authentic, gripping and culturally intriguing."
"Fiercely strong characters"
"Atmospheric and graphic, a satisfying read throughout"
"Gripping and unpredictable. The author has done his research well, but the writing feels modern and accessible, with a complete absence of bum notes."