This is an accessible, entertaining retelling of the Cu Chulainn myth. I was surprised how many female characters there were here--not just as love interests though there were plenty of those! And as someone who's familiar with Arthurian myths but not Irish ones, it was interesting how some stories--the beheading challenge, like Gawain's, I read this to gain some knowledge about Irish folklore, since I'm going there this summer woo! Mar 11, Roswitha rated it it was ok. I'd actually prefer to be able to give this one 2.
I had no idea what it was about when I picked it up, but it was Sutcliff and I hadn't read it. Actually, it's a recounting of a mythological Irish hero, sort like a Celtic King Arthur. Although not really that similar in storyline. Being a Celtic legend, the story is violent, and very pagan. So while it was interesting from a historical angle, rather like reading about Greek mythology and well written, it was not a story that was in I'd actually prefer to be able to give this one 2.
So while it was interesting from a historical angle, rather like reading about Greek mythology and well written, it was not a story that was in itself very inspiring. But I would file this title away for a unit study on Irish history. Oct 12, Cphe rated it it was amazing Shelves: irish-historical. The story of Cuchulain a renowned warrior and legend of early Ireland, the Hound of Ulster. This tale encompasses his early life, loves and battles up until his death.
It's a rousing tale filled with chivalry, courage and honor but it is also savage and blood thirsty. Filled with magic, myth and folklore this rather shortish novel in length is a glimpse of a legendary character who comes alive on the page.
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Jun 17, Finn Longman added it Shelves: outread-aubrey , by-women , fairies-and-folklore , asnac. A very emotional retelling. Sutcliff managed to make Cuchulain a lot more likeable than he is in the original stories, which was interesting. She also made him even more gay for Ferdia, which I didn't think was possible. Feb 04, Johnny Mcclean rated it it was amazing Shelves: children-s-fiction.
The 1st book of Irish mythology that I ever read.
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Gripping and absorbing. Many late nights and depleted torch batteries. Apr 28, Brett rated it liked it Shelves: books-read-in I have not really read a lot of Irish tales before, but I really enjoyed the story.
Some what sad, but some of the best stories are sad. Trinitrit rated it really liked it Mar 26, Prabhav rated it really liked it Jun 13, Su rated it really liked it Aug 29, Sarah Mueller rated it it was ok Jul 26, James rated it really liked it May 20, Ms Karen Dunne rated it it was amazing Nov 20, LitMom rated it really liked it Jul 07, Nongingercat rated it liked it Mar 25, Gracie rated it really liked it Jan 11, Meghan Beaman rated it liked it Feb 16, Greg Wiatroski rated it really liked it Oct 31, Webure Alexson rated it it was amazing Nov 27, Mary Rose rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Oisin rated it it was amazing Nov 04, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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Rosemary Sutcliff. Rosemary Sutcliff, CBE was a British novelist, best known as a writer of highly acclaimed historical fiction. Although primarily a children's author, the quality and depth of her writing also appeals to adults. She once commented that she wrote "for children of all ages from nine to ninety. She contracted Still's Disease when she was very young and was confined to a wheelchair for most of her life.
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Due to her chronic sickness, she spent the majority of her time with her mother, a tireless storyteller, from whom she learned many of the Celtic and Saxon legends that she would later expand into works of historical fiction. This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. Stock Image. Published by Forgotten Books Cuchulain is an Irish mythological hero who appears in the stories of the Ulster Cycle, as well as in Scottish and Manx folklore. He is believed to be an incarnation of the god Lugh, who is also his father.
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His mother is the mortal Deichtine, sister of Conchobar mac Nessa. It was prophesied that his great deeds would give him everlasting fame, but his life would be a short one. Otros libros del autor Illustrated by Stephen Reid. Cuchulain - the hound of ulster Illustrated by Stephen Reid. The high deeds of finn and other bardic romances of ancient ireland Illustrated by Stephen Reid.
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