CELTIC WARRIOR

The Legend of Cú Chulainn

Written by and Illustrated by
Will Sliney
Celtic Warrior

An epic saga of greed, sorcery and one man’s heroic sacrifice. This unique and powerful graphic nove, by an artist/writer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry, brings to life the legendary figure that is Cú Chulainn, Ireland's mythological hero. 

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€14.99
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Paperback:
128 pages
Size:
259x168 mm
ISBN:
9781847173386

An epic saga of greed, sorcery and one man’s heroic sacrifice.
Ireland’s legendary super hero, Cú Chulainn, stands alone against the thousands of warriors controlled by the enchantress Queen Maeve, who is determined to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley and claim the lands of Ulster for her own. Supernatural feats of strength, ferocious battles and the tragic destinies of Cú Chulainn and Ferdia are vividly recreated in this action-packed, glorious retelling of one of the most famous stories from ancient Celtic myth.

This unique and powerful graphic novel brings to life the legendary figure that is Cú Chulainn.

Will Sliney is an internationally renowned graphic artist, living in Cork. Will works with major US comic publishers on the Star Wars Clone Wars comic book series, and Fearless Defenders for Marvel.

the fastest selling graphic novel in Ireland

Evening Echo

exciting new graphic novel … its action-packed battle sequences are as bloody and dramatic as any reader could wish for

Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads Guide 2013

nicely-designed … comic-loving older children and young adults will really enjoy this

Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads Guide 2013

action heroes, intrigue and more than a little mysticism translate well into graphic novel form

Books Ireland

visually stunning

Books Ireland

Sliney’s restrained palette uses colour to effectively convey atmosphere and mood

Books Ireland

moments of perfectly timed comic relief

Books Ireland

Will Sliney has stayed faithful to the original legend

gnyeahyeah.com

the art … really lifts the book

gnyeahyeah.com

an interesting treatment of a tale which I'd imagine is unfamiliar to the majority of non-Irish readers, and I'd definitely suggest it's worth taking a look at!

gnyeahyeah.com

I'm certainly looking forward to the second and third in the series

gnyeahyeah.com

genius

Irish Tatler Man Magazine

through dynamic action and rich detail, the Corkman transports the reader to a brutal but accessible version of ancient Ireland

Irish Examiner

slots neatly into the O’Brien Press’s growing line of graphic novels with historical bents

Irish Examiner

more Avengers than Aosdana

Irish Examiner

an easy introduction to epic Irish literature for adult and younger reader alike

Books Ireland

perfect format for the retelling of one of Ireland’s most famous stories

Sunday Business Post

not one for purists, but a meaty undertaking nonetheless

Sunday Business Post

a pure labour of love

thearcade.ie

a must read for any Irish comic fan!

thearcade.ie

the pages of Celtic Warrior The Legend of Cú Chulainn serve as not only proof of the talent we have in this country but also act as a beautiful and astounding reminder of the wealth we have in Ireland when it comes to our own history and folklore

thearcade.ie

we need something to remind us why Ireland is worth fighting for; Will Sliney has not just created a brilliant graphic novel but he has awoken the hero we all need

thearcade.ie

rousing stuff

RTE Guide

compelling

RTE Guide

spellbinding!

RTE Guide

the power and the glory of Irish myth in a splash of graphic colour and sharp dialogue

RTE Guide

the fact that the book is a labour of love really shines through in what truly is a benchmark for domestically produced graphic novels

Irishcomicsnews.com

ferocious, bloody and sexy

Irish Independent

will shock traditionalists and delight teenage readers

Irish Independent

stunning illustrations

Irish Independent

hugely entertaining

Irishcomicsnews.com

haunting narrative

Irishcomicsnews.com

engrossing tale that was as violent and brutal as it was fulfilling and encompassing

Irishcomicsnews.com

Sliney’s abilities shine through in the action packed almost cinematic fight scenes

Irishcomicsnews.com

visceral

Irishcomicsnews.com

superb memorable images

Irishcomicsnews.com

Sliney can hold his head high with what he has accomplished and O’Brien Press can add another critical success to their growing stable of home-grown titles

Irishcomicsnews.com

simply, a superb offering

Irishcomicsnews.com

a cross between ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

Irish Independent

'visually … a pure feast'

thearcade.ie
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