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  1. says:

    Prolific English children's author Rosemary Sutcliff perhaps best known for her novels set in Roman Britain here retells the life story of Cú Chulainn one the greatest figures of Irish myth and folklore The son of Dectera Deichtire here a half fairy woman the boy Setanta is sent to be raised by his kinsman Conor Mac Nessa and gai

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    Irish violent heroic pagan and in general reminiscent of Beowulf knights and stories of honor and revengeAbout half the women suffer and the other half are bad asses Maeve and the witches make some great antagonists Cuchulain himself seems to be positioned against women and they end up being his downfallA few of the episodes are definitely

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    Reading Sutcliff's forward is I think necessary for a full adult understanding of the tale she's retelling Cuchulain was my favorite of the Irish hero legendsfairy stories as a child and in the intervening time I really haven't read anything about them So rediscovering the story so well written was fascinating Not to put t

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    This is a retelling of the Irish legend of Cuchulain the Hound of Ulster It is well told but here Sutcliff is following the original stories as they were without embellishing or expanding I found it arid than her other books

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    I think it’s worth bearing in mind that this book reads very much like a retelling and not like a historical fiction novel As such I’m perhaps a little too close to the subject to fully enjoy it I study medieval lit for a living Like with Sutcliff’s other books I adored the way the author does her best to stay faithful to the source material and do the time period justice In many ways this novel accomplishes that My main criticisms th

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    Growing up you are surrounded by the myths and legends of the country Cuchulain happened to be one of my favourites so fin

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    A haunting tale that lives with me 15 years later and that I have re read numerous timesI don't know if a book has resonated with me as much before or sinceThis book is a must for anyone from Ulster or Ireland for that matter or anyone who wants to explore what makes us Irish the way we areI grew up on these legends in Armagh and will pass this book on to my kids and their kids God willing

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    Something did not ring true about this one For a start the language felt stilted it included an unfortunate couple of twases and tweres The anglicisation of names seemed uite odd at times alsoIn Sutcliff's other Irish stori

  9. says:

    Great story highly recommendedI loved Rosemary’s rendition of this tale My own has taken a wholly different tack but that does not detract from Rosemary’s version With no written records of the time it is difficult to i

  10. says:

    Wonderful re telling of a very strange but powerful story

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review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Rosemary Sutcliff

This saga of the Irish Celts is re told by Rosemary Sutcliff with The Hound ePUB #192 a magical weaving together of passion and poetry The boy who takes up the spear and shield of Manhoo. Irish violent heroic pagan and in general reminiscent of Beowulf knights and stories of honor and revengeAbout half the women suffer and the other half are bad asses Maeve and the witches make some great antagonists Cuchulain himself seems to be positioned against women and they end up being his downfallA few of the episodes are definitely borrowed from other tales the Champion chapter in particular is just a recycled version of Sir Gawain and the Green KnightI m not one for a violent masculine hero tale but this was okay

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The Hound of Ulster

S So the prophecy went and as the boy Cuchulain heard it he went forward to claim the weapons of his manhood This is the story of how he became the greatest of heroes the Hound of Ulster. Great story highly recommendedI loved Rosemary s rendition of this tale My own has taken a wholly different tack but that does not detract from Rosemary s version With no written records of the time it is difficult to imagine how things might have happened Great read

review ô PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Rosemary Sutcliff

D on this day will become the most renowned of all the warriors of Ireland men will follow at his call to the world's end and his enemies will shudder at the thunder of his chariot wheel. This is a retelling of the Irish legend of Cuchulain the Hound of Ulster It is well told but here Sutcliff is following the original stories as they were without embellishing or expanding I found it arid than her other books