Ireland, 2200 BCE. An ancient gold rush, and loyalty faces off against greed. Changes rocking the Continent reach Eire with the dawning BronzeAge. Well before any Celts, marauders invade the island seeking copper and gold. The young astronomer Boann and the enigmatic Cian need all their wits and courage to save their people and their great Boyne mounds, when long bronze knives challenge the peaceful native starwatchers. Tensions on Eire between new and old cultures and between Boann, Elcmar, and her son Aengus, ultimately explode. What emerges from the rubble of battle are the legends of Ireland’s beginnings in a totally new light.
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Excellent trade and reader reviews. Winner, 201 Next Generation Award (historical). Listed for a Foreword Book Of The Year Award (to be announced June 2012).