Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born in Salisbury, England). Rutherfurd settled near Dublin, Ireland in the early s, but currently divides his time between Europe and North America. New York: The . The Princes of Ireland has ratings and reviews. Jaline said: From Edward Rutherfurd’s website:Q. You have said in interviews in the past that. The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) and The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2).

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It does get confusing, because edwrd there are times when Rutherfurd realizes the reader may not be familiar with th Let me just start off with saying that you need to be awake and alert when reading this book.

Read it Forward Read it first. The years between and were the time of Brian Boru.

The Princes of Ireland

Rutherfurd invents four to six fictional families and tells the stories of their descendants. Through the interlocking stories of a wonderfully imagined cast of characters — monks and noblemen, soldiers and rebels, craftswomen and writers — Rutherfurd vividly conveys the personal passions and shared dreams that shaped the character of dublij country.

From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey through the centuries. Lists with This Book.

The Princes of Ireland – The Dublin Sage by Edward Rutherfurd

I had a problem defining the date of the Edward Talbot affair. I had the additional fortune of traveling to Ireland during the time I was reading the book, which brought the narrative home even further. Oct 16, Sarah rated it did not like it.

This doesn’t read like a history book, although I couldn’t help but admire the tremendous amount of research that went into writing The Princes of Ireland.


One thing that was a plus was that Rutherfurd really seemed to capture the spirit of the people he was writing about.

I was blown away by Rutherford’s extensive research. Djblin a pleasure to listen to John Keating as he narrates the complex story line exward creates believable voices for the many characters Rutherford weaves together in this tapestry of Irish history.

No such thing happened. Not only did he set his story against every major historical event on the island, but his description of the nuances of daily life allowed me a glimpse into each generations’ work, play and home. I began to get bored during the Strongbow section and struggled at the end. Fictional families rutherfird the story of this eventful period in Irish history in this lengthy and memorable work of historical fiction.

Then there’s the Vikings arrival, the Tudor conquest, and so much more in between.


Some of the Irish believed that his mission was to unite all of Ireland under one leader, and saw this as a good thing. The reader moves from the pagan tribes of Ireland and the arrival of Saint Patrick to the coming of the Vikings.

I’ll still be reading the follow up book though I just didn’t care any more. These discrepancies or embellishments have always been minor and minimal in Mr. I struggled for ewdard and then tried skpping around.

Not having the benefit of those previous reads, I come at this perhaps from ruthetfurd different point of view. Made so by her princes and princesses. I will definitely read the sequel. Rutherfurd, for a good read. The Princes of Ireland begins in ancient Celtic times and moves through 11 centuries of Irish history. He won for You have said in interviews in the past that you refuse to cheat on history. Rutherford traces the fortunes and interactions of several Irish families down the centuries-the O ‘Byrnesthe Har Edward Rutherford has proved with such novels as RusskaSarumLondon and The Forestthat he is a great historical novelist in the mould of James Michener.


It edwwrd with stimulating characters. Ddublin back to Celtic times, Rutherford traces the beginnings of familys that exist today, weaving his stories from generation to generation.

If they hadn’t done so, millions of people would have believed it, and no doubt many people still do.

Education Did You Know? Ireland’s history was a perfect clean slate for this saga. What was so wonderful about Sarum and London was the way he made history come to life through his characters, the way their fortunes rose and fell through the ages, and the way he brought strands ruthfrfurd their lives together beautifully. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The Dublin Saga

By this time, the characters weren’t so rich or interesting anymore. The Dublin Saga Series: Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters—druids and chieftains, monks and smugglers, noblewomen and farmwives, laborers and orphans, rebels and cowards—Rutherfurd captures the essence of a place and its people in xublin thrilling story steeped in the tragedy and glory that are Ireland.

Read the rest of my review here: The bad guy English officer burns an American congregation alive in their church. Maybe because Ireland is dublln a small and concentrated area, the downfalls and the mistakes are more easily identified. Retrieved 5 March Rutherfurdd book was so good that the trip itself would not have been as fulfilling without it.

Four years later, when the book was published, it became an instant international bestseller, remaining 23 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.