Brian O'Sullivan was born in county Cork, Ireland. On completing a degree at University College Cork, he went on to travel extensively. He is now based in New Zealand with his family but returns to Ireland on a regular basis. He writes weekly articles on Irish Folklore or on his writing at his website which can be found at: http://irishimbasbooks.com or on the Irishimbasbooks Facebook page.
Brian writes fiction that incorporates strong elements of Irish culture, language, history and mythology. These include literary short stories (The Irish Muse collection), mystery thrillers (The Beara Trilogy) and a contemporary version of the Fionn mac Cumhaill/ Fenian legends (The Fionn mac Cumhaill Series).
Although he writes predominantly for an Irish audience, Brian's unique style and humour has meant that his books have become firm favourites of readers all around the world.
The fourth book in the Fionn mac Cumhaill Series (Fionn: The Adversary) was released on February 2017.
Brian has also edited and provided cultural context for 'The Celtic Mythology Collection' - a series of short story collections based on elements of Celtic cultural mythology. The most recent in the series was released in March 2017.
Ireland 198 A.D.
The Ráth Bládhma allies have been decimated, the ragged survivors strung along the banks of an isolated river valley.
Seeking refuge at the fortress of Dún Baoiscne, druidess Bodhmhall must confront her turbulent history and her scheming father to unearth the identity of the mysterious Adversary.
But the woman warrior Liath Luachra, has a far more direct approach in mind.
Ireland 188 A.D: A land of tribal affiliations, secret alliances and treacherous rivalries.
Youthful woman warrior Liath Luachra has survived two brutal years fighting with mercenary war party “The Friendly Ones” but now the winds are shifting.
Dispatched on a murderous errand where nothing is as it seems, she can count on nothing but her wits and her natural ferocity to see her through.
Based on the ancient Irish Fenian Cycle texts, this continues the fascinating tale of Ireland’s greatest hero, Fionn mac Cumhaill.
Six years have passed since the brutal attack on the community of Ráth Bládhma. The isolated valley of Glenn Ceoch is at peace once more but those who survived still bear the scars of that struggle. Now, old and new enemies threaten the settlement.
Ireland: 192 A.D. Inter-tribal conflict has set the country on edge. In the secluded valley of Glenn Ceoch, disgraced druidess Bodhmall and her lover Liath Luachra have successfully avoided the bloodshed for many years. Now, the arrival of a pregnant refugee means they must fight to survive a mysterious war party and a ruthless magician intent on murder.
An intriguing collection of short stories from Irish author Brian O'Sullivan, this provides an original twist on foreign and familiar territory by merging the passion and wit of Irish storytelling with the down-to-earth flavour of different international locations.
A young Irish woman fleeing a dreary existence encounters Dal, a mysterious ringmaster’s daughter. Strikingly beautiful and exceptionally unconventional, she is too implausible to be true – despite all evidence to the contrary. A unique and intriguing tale of magic, lies and female friendships by Irish author Brian O'Sullivan.
Reclusive Irish historian Muiris (Mos) O’Súilleabháin has a “sixth sense for history, a unique talent for finding lost things”.
Hired to locate the final resting place of legendary Irish hero, Fionn mac Cumhal, Mos must draw on his knowledge of Gaelic lore to solve a thousand year old mystery, outwit a lethal competitor and survive his own unusual family history.