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837 A.D. Sixty Viking ships appear on the horizon and the marauders come murdering and torching. Ireland's Prince Malachy demands the leaders build an army, but nothing is done while the Vikings sweep across the land. His daughter, Melcha, is finding that it's the worst possible time to fall in love. Malachy takes matters into his own hands by marrying a warrior princess a837 A.D. Sixty Viking ships appear on the horizon and the marauders come murdering and torching. Ireland's Prince Malachy demands the leaders build an army, but nothing is done while the Vikings sweep across the land. His daughter, Melcha, is finding that it's the worst possible time to fall in love. Malachy takes matters into his own hands by marrying a warrior princess and building an army. But when the Viking king surrounds his fortress and imprisons Melcha's lover, it seems Ireland has no hope. It's only when Malachy devises a plan involving beautiful Melcha that Ireland stands a chance. Based on a true story, VIKINGS IN DUBLIN won't fail to keep you on the edge of your seat....

Title : Vikings in Dublin
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ISBN : 33395280
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 172 Pages
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Vikings in Dublin Reviews

  • Michael
    2019-03-19 08:29

    Loved it! My mother was a Byrne one of the top 10 or maybe fifth largest family names in Ireland was the O'Byrne Clan and a great ally of the O'Toole's so my fondnest for Irish History is passionate. This novel is based on a true story of Malachy I the high king of Ireland and his struggle against Turgesius, the Norse Chieftain and his wife Ota who conquered Dublin and made it a Viking stronghold in Ireland in the 9th Century. The story's heroine is Malachy's beautiful daughter Melcha and how she became a part of the struggle. This story is also a romantic tale as well as historical and the author brilliantly blends it together with the protection of "The Book of Kells" and the Irish struggle against the tyranny and cruelty of the Norsemen. I first became enamored with Irish History by Robert E Howard's stories of Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf. While this story is not so much like Howard's retelling of the tale she does remind me of Morgan Llywellyn's historical novels of Brian Boru (Lion of Ireland) and Donal Cam O'Sullivan (The Last Prince of Ireland) which I loved. I recommended it to my wife and that's saying a lot! She is a Goodreads author as well. I look forward to her next book.

  • Stephanie
    2019-02-25 10:09

    True to its claim, this book kept me on the edge of my seat. I was pleasantly surprised, particularly since the genre is not usually the type I'm drawn to. It's not a difficult read, nor is it too easy. I really enjoyed the balance (allowing me to finish it in two days!). I mostly enjoyed the tie to historical events and how the writer gave enough description to arouse an imagination, but not to drown the reader.

  • Deborah Dykeman
    2019-02-28 08:07

    I love historical books and this one delivered and then some. It was fascinating to read how the author wove the story around actual events and people. I learned a lot about that time period and the events that occurred. I also appreciated the turning of the people/leaders from pagan gods to worship God, and the results of that decision. It was handled well by the author.

  • Thelma Coots
    2019-03-16 09:03

    ExcellentThis is a excellent book to read. I only wished there was more on the romance side. It spent so much time on the history. It still tells the tail of a great victory. So I must say totally worth the time.

  • M.M. Ballasch
    2019-03-20 12:28

    The story is very good, characters too, the book just needed better writing to be great.

  • Stefano
    2019-03-19 11:04

    I really enjoyed this book.It describes a part of Irish history that fascinates me and it does it giving a good feeling of how life was at that time.The plot flows effortlessly.

  • Abby Koeppel
    2019-03-04 08:02

    Format: Paperback Verified PurchaseI love historical fiction novels, especially when they are based on obscure verbal folklore or religious traditional practices. This story intrigued me from the very beginning; it has both types of legends. It is rich in history and full of gorgeous descriptions of a beautiful flourishing country. It is obvious from the fullness of the descriptions of each character and their daily lives that the author has done her research. However, the seamless integration of historical and biblical facts makes for an extremely interesting and entertaining story. The characters are richly fleshed out and likeable (or in some instances, dislikeable!) and easy to "see" in your mind's eye. This makes them easy to care about as well. The reader will get readily wrapped up in the story and transported to the shores of Ireland, ready to fight the Vikings. Don't forget your sword- you might need it!

  • Leila McGrath
    2019-02-19 07:15