The Isles of the Blest

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The mighty Connla is weary from the tiresome and bloody battle fought in the name of his father, Conn, and his land, Erin. Willingly, he lets himself become intoxicated by the surreal beauty of a fairy-woman who offers to take him to a faraway, forbidden land where all his desires will be fulfilled. He welcomes the opportunity to be away from the gruesome war that has consumed his life for so long, but what price will the warrior pay to be in a land void of death, loss and pain? Does the pleasure of the company of the stunning stranger outweigh the price he must pay to remain in THE ISLES OF THE BLEST?
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About the author

Morgan Llywelyn was born in New York City but her father was Irish, born in County Clare. Her mother was Irish and Welsh. Thus, Llywelyn qualified for dual Irish-American citizenship. As a child, she developed an abiding passion for horses. By the time she was sixteen, she was showing horses at championship level throughout the United States. She married Charles Winter in Denver, Colorado, and they had one son, Sean. In 1976, she was shortlisted for the United States Olympic Team in Dressage, missing the final cut by .05 points. To distract her from such a major disappointment, her mother interested her in researching the family history. Her first novel, The Wind From Hastings, resulted from that research. Published by Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston, the book was an Alternate Main Selection for the Doubleday Book Club.
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Publisher
Open Road Media
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Published on
Apr 1, 2014
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Pages
170
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ISBN
9781497631151
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Historical / General
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