Grania by Morgan Llywelyn
She-King of the Irish Seas

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 1 Critic Review



Here is an extraordinary novel about real-life Irish chieftain Grace O Malley. From Morgan Llywelyn, bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century novels, comes the story of a magnificent, sixteenth-century heroine whose spirit and passion are the spirit and passion of Ireland itself.

Grania (Gaelic for Grace) is no ordinary female. And she lives in extraordinary times. For even as Grania rises as her clan's unofficial head and breadwinner and learns to love a man, she enters a lifelong struggle against the English forces of Queen Elizabeth -- her nemesis and alter ego.

Elizabeth intends to destroy Grania's piracy and shipping empire--and so subjugate Ireland once and for all. But Grania, aided by Tigernan, her faithful (and secretly adoring) lieutenant, has no choice but to fight back. The story of her life is the story of Ireland's fight for solidarity and survival--but it's also the story of Grania's growing ability to love and be strong at the same time.

Morgan Llywelyn has written a rich, historically accurate, and passionate novel of divided Ireland -- and of one brave woman who is Ireland herself.

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


About Morgan Llywelyn

See more books from this Author
Nominated for the 1999 Nobel Prize for Literature, New York Times bestselling author MORGAN LLYWELYN is also the winner of the 1983 RT Award for Historical Novel of the Year (The Horse Goddess). She lives near Dublin, Ireland.
Published February 20, 2007 by Forge Books. 420 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

Unrated Critic Reviews for Grania

Kirkus Reviews

See more reviews from this publication

After she gets her sea legs, several boats from her father, and her freedom when her battle-crazy husband, Donal O'Flaherty, bites the dust, she becomes a ferocious lady-pirate plying the waters around Erin, enraging the Brits, who (under Elizabeth I) are having trouble controlling the Irish and ...

Mar 17 1986 | Read Full Review of Grania: She-King of the Irish...

Reader Rating for Grania

An aggregated and normalized score based on 32 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review