Synopses & Reviews
The history of Ireland is studded with tragedies, but none is more poignant, or more decisive, that the battle of Kinsale. There the Gaelic nobility who held sway over Ireland for two thousand years were finally and resolutely crushed by the English invaders. There would follow four hundred years of English domination.
The Last Prince is Donal Cam O'Sullivan, still determined after the battle not to surrender his homeland. He flees with his clan toward an inland stronghold, as the Gaelic nation is ripped apart not only by war but by the seed of betrayal planted by the English, whose powerful bribes turn brother against brother. The awesome saga of Donal Cam and his clan's winter journey is a powerful vision of honor and betrayal, pride and desperation. Morgan Llywelyn captures the heart of the Irish struggle to survive.
The turning point of Irish history, the 1601 battle of Kinsale, is detailed, as the Gaelic nobility that ruled Ireland for 2,000 years was finally crushed by British invaders. Donal Cam O'Sullivan, the last prince, is determined not to surrender his homeland. He flees with his clan toward an inland stronghold, as the Gaelic nation is ripped apart by war and betrayal.
About the Author
Since 1980 Morgan Llywelyn
has created an entire body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages. She is an Irish citizen and lives in Dublin.