Pride of Lions

Pride of Lions

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....

Title:Pride of Lions
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780812536508
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    Pride of Lions Reviews

  • Henry McLaughlin

    Ms. Llywelyn is excellent at making historical characters come alive as real, three dimensional people. Her diligent research flavors every page without ever being burdensome....

  • Annette

    This is the story of prince Donnchad, "Donough" Mac Brian, son of Brian Boru.It starts after Brian Boru's death at Clontarf, and follows his son's attempts to follow his father's path, first claiming ...

  • Anastasia

    This is not my favorite Morgan Llwelyn book. There's nothing wrong with it, but it just doesn't grab me. I don't find Donnchad/Donough to be a compelling character. Nor Cera, for that matter. And for ...

  • Natalie

    I'm not a Llywelyn fan, but I always seem to keep a supply of her books around for when I've run out of things read. That is not to say this book is bad, but I am an impatient reader, and I find her b...

  • Wayne Kearney

    I've had this book for years and am just now getting around to reading it. I read the previous book "The Lion of Ireland" years ago in high school and loved it. The history is well done and accurate f...

  • Tom

    I think her books were really good when I was younger, and as I get older and read more, I like her books less and less. Or maybe, she just wanted to write a sequel to a book that was phenomenal, but ...

  • Teri Heyer

    I finished reading 'Pride of Lions' yesterday. This is an excellent sequel to 'Lion of Ireland.' Morgan Llywelyn is an awesome historical fiction author, so I'll be reading my way through all of her b...

  • Jeremy

    you Christ-men gain power by channeling man's inborn need to worship through yourselves as sole interpreters of the spirits. You erect buildings and claim they house your god--as if a god could be con...

  • Jeff Danhauer

    An enjoyable enough story, well grounded in the actual history of 11th century Ireland, but included a couple of passages of gratuitous sex that was unnecessary to the telling of the story. Too bad....

  • Trish Tomes

    This was the second book I read b Morgan Llewellyn....