Since 1980, MORGAN LLYWELYN has created a body of work chronicling the Celts and Ireland, from the earliest times to the present day. Her critically acclaimed novels, both of history and of mythology, have been translated into many languages. Her books include 1916 and Bard: The Odyssey of the Irish. Llywelyn lives in Dublin.
"The book captures the excitement, wonder and pathos of this period of contemporary history."--Irish American News "Llywelyn's feat is a remarkable one, which will help countless readers come to terms with the complexities of the Irish century, from the Easter Rising right up to the new millennium."--Irish America Magazine on the Irish Century series "Llywelyn may rightly lay claim to the title 'Novelist Laureate of the Irish'."--James O'Neill O'Brien, O'Brien Clan Foundation "[Her] great strength is her ability to communicate sweeping historical events through the eyes of both passive bystanders and active participants."--Booklist on 1949