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GUEST,Texas Guest BS: Princes Of Ireland (The Dublin Saga) (19) BS: Princes Of Ireland (The Dublin Saga) 11 Jul 08

Folks, I have chanced upon a book (two, actually) of historical fiction that I cannot seem to put down and I was wondering if anyone else has read it or is familiar with it. The book is titled: The Princes Of Ireland, sub: The Dublin Saga and was written by one Edward Rutherfurd. There is a sequel to the book titled: The Rebels Of Ireland.                  

If you've read it I'd like your comments. I'm wondering if you thought the author was accurate in his historical statements, comments and bits. The book starts out during the time of the Druids but long after the Tuatha De Danaan; and, along in the book, for example he makes a statement that the British invasion of Ireland (1167) was actually initiated by the Flemish. Of course, that was done under the approval of Strongbow who was under the thumb of Henry II, etc., and orchestrated by the deposed "little" Irish King Darmait who had gone to England in search of support to win back his lands, etc., etc.

At any rate, any comments on this book, the author, or any other good books on historical Irish fiction would be much appreciated. Cheers.

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