Daughter of Dedannan
Irish history and legend skillfully interwoven to produce a compelling tale, that everyone with any trace of Irish ancestry should read. More
In the misty twilight between ancient Irish history and legend, emerged a tribe who surpassed all others in the arts of music, medicine, magic and war, but not until the return of the Daughter Dedannan, can these mystical warriors master the art of peace. On the eve of Samhain in the year 995 AD, a young girl ventures out never to return to the simple pleasures of her solitary life on a hillside in Sligo. Instead she is swept away to the Other Side where mythical gods lead the way to Tara, the ancient capital of Ireland, where generations of her ancestors feast at the same table. For the follower of Irish ways, folklorist and pagan alike, this story of Dagda and Danu, myth and reality, will strike a chord where the worlds of dream and waking reverberate, and all dimensions converge. Eben Reilly lives in Southern Vermont, where the mountains are as lush as they must have been in medieval Ireland, and is currently completing Daughter Dedannan and the Broad Arrow, a novel which takes the reader along with Finn MacCool to Botany Bay in Australia to participate in the victory of the Irish spirit over bondage.