BRIAN BORU

Ireland's Warrior King

Written by and Illustrated by
Damien Goodfellow
Brian Boru

The rise of a local chieftain to become High King of Ireland, fighting native and Danish invader alike in a whirlwind of constant conflict. Brian’s wife, Gormfhlaith, a woman caught between the ever shifting forces of destruction, battles to save her family. A stirring graphic novel telling the life of Ireland’s most famous chieftain.

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96 pages
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297x210 mm
ISBN:
9781847172846

The rise of a local chieftain to become High King of Ireland, fighting native and Danish invader alike in a whirlwind of constant conflict.

The peace of the ancient forests and glens of Erin is shattered while the ghosts of the mythical Fianna look sadly on. Men's lives are controlled by the seasons and powerful warlords. Brutal tribal warfare ensures glory and riches for some, slavery and destruction for others. From the dark misty shores west of the Shannon, Brian, son of Cinnéide, battles his way to the pinnicale of Irish power. The Norse and Danes, new migrants to Irish shores, seeking a better life from their harsh northern homelands, battle to stem his increasing power. The fierce Northern tribes stand aside and wait to take control. Brian’s wife, Gormfhlaith, a woman caught between the ever shifting forces of destruction, battles to save her family.

A stirring graphic novel telling the life of Ireland’s most famous chieftain.

Damian Goodfellow is an artist and writer and lives in Galway.

'The simple colours and shading create a brooding atmosphere, echoing the haunting images from Blood Upon the Rose by Gerry Hunt. A vivid recreation of a towering historical figure.'

Book Fest

'works as both history and a very enjoyable read'

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'fresh and gripping'

Irish Times

'a stirring graphic novel that vividly recreates 11th century Ireland and its complex violence and beauty'

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