'This is marvellous, vivid writing, and storytelling at its absolute best. It reminded me of the first time I read Philip Pullman - I was utterly engrossed' -- Roddy Doyle 'Kiernan has a great sense of theatricality at her fingertips: the story unfolds and is revealed at exactly the most climatic moment ... Kiernan is masterly in her storytelling.' -- INIS Magazine, Winter 2008 'power of the writing, the concentration and the wonderful attention to detail.' -- Sunday Independent Robert Dunbar's Top 30 Children's books of 2008 'An excellent historical fantasy.' -- The Irish Times 'one of the strongest emerging authors in Ireland.' -- The Clare Champion 'an impressive stylish debut.' -- Irish Independent 'much-acclaimed first book in the Moorehawk trilogy.' -- Sunday Tribune 'beautifully written ... Celine Kiernan is a superb writer ... Atmosphere oozes from every page' -- Books Ireland 'The first volume of this suspenseful trilogy encompasses both romance and political adventure. Set in a medieval Europe with some fantasy elements, it races the reader along at breath-taking speed and doesn't release its grip until the very last page.' -- White Ravens 2009 'A meaty read for young adults to get stuck into over the summer holidays, this has mystery, malevolence and romance -- something for everyone' -- Evening Echo
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About the Author
Celine Kiernan was born and raised in Dublin. She studied classical feature character animation and has spent the majority of her working life in the film business. She currently lives in Virginia, county Cavan, Ireland.