Eirelan by Liam O'Shiel

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The great cities of the past have crumbled to Earth. Square-rigged warships sail the seas. Battles are fought swords and longbows and catapults. Yet culture and civilization abound: towns and villages, pubs and fairs, music and poetry, history and philosophy, are all about. It is the 999th year of the Province of the Twenty Clans, founded on the shores of Lough Ennell in Ireland in 2954 A.D. In this millennial year, the Province and its Gaelic-speaking allies are threatened with extinction by an ice age overspreading Europe and by determined, powerful enemies on land and sea. This is a story of a noble people fighting for the right to live and enjoy the beauty of the world as they see it. Book I of the Saga of the Latter-Day Celts.

About Liam O'Shiel

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Liam O'Shiel works a 27-acre farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. When farm chores allow, he is writing the sequel to "Eirelan" entitled "In the Bleak Midwinter." Visit his author page on Amazon for more information on Liam and background on the story and setting of "Eirelan.
Published November 10, 2011 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 799 pages
Genres: Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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While the central conceit of the novel (a future where Irish clans speak the Celtic language, abandon Christianity and successfully fight with swords instead of modern weapons) is far-fetched, O’Shiel delivers a rich, engaging epic.

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Long-standing grudges, family secrets, romances, and the joys and sorrows of military life are interwoven with historical information in the form of quotes that open each chapter.

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