Pride of Lions

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ISBN: 9781788637183

On a battlefield drenched in Viking blood, a son steps out of his father’s shadow…

Fifteen-year-old Donough is determined to make the High Kingship his own after Brian Boru united all of Ireland for the first time ever against the ancestral tyranny of the vicious invaders from the north.

But even as he tries to establish his power base at the emerald stronghold of Kincora, his schemes are hampered by his mother’s treachery and his brother’s rivalry.

Before long, yet another impasse rears its head. The Celtic kings demand a Christian consort for their supreme leader, and Donough’s heart belongs to a druid.

A soaring chronicle of courage and conquest in a land wreathed in myth, this is a must-read for fans of Bernard Cornwell, M. K. Hume and Juliet Marillier.

Praise for Pride of Lions

Expect demand from Llywelyn fans’ Booklist

‘Llywelyn tells a strong story distinguished by its psychological depth and by her knowledge of ancient Irish history’ Publishers Weekly

The reader remains captivated from first page to last’ Jean M. Auel, bestselling author of the beloved Earth’s Children series

‘She writes about ancient Ireland as if she just had breakfast there’ Parke Godwin, World Fantasy Award-winning SFF author

‘Morgan Llywelyn is surely the modern-day Bard of the Irish’ Beatrice Small, bestselling historical romance author

‘One of my all-time favourite authors’ Jude Deveraux, bestselling historical romance author

The best there is in the field of historical fiction’ Jennifer Wilde, bestselling gothic romance author