In the Region of the Summer Stars by Stephen R. Lawhead is the start of an epic fantasy adventure series set in a realm rich in imagination and intrigue, and steeped in the wonder of the Celtic Otherworld. The isle of Eirlandia has been ravaged by the barbarian Sclda, who seek to conquer all. The High King has called for the warring clans and tribes of the Tuatha DeDanann to set aside their feuds and unite to fight to save their nation.Conor is the first-born son of the Celtic king Ardan mac Orsi. He should have been battlechief, but a birthmark casts him as unclean and that honor has fallen to his younger brother Liam. Conor is resigned to his fate, but wishes he could do something to earn his tribes respect.Sometimes wishes take unexpected turnswhen Conor is wrongly accused of theft and cast out of his tribe, he embarks on a dangerous mission to not only prove his innocence but to expose the treachery that led him on this path. He also seeks the ethereal beauty he saw being abducted by the Sclda. Convinced that she is no mortal woman, but one of the fary, Conor must find and rescue her.Because he knows that if the Sclda gain the secret of fary magic, they will conquer his homeland....
|Title||:||In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||333 pages|
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In the Region of the Summer Stars (Eirlandia #1) Reviews
So disappointed in this book. I’ve loved much of Lawheads content in the past. This book was slow and the storyline was nonsensical at times. There was never a flow to the book and I had to slog my way through it. There was a lot of potential but it just fell flat. Very flat.
Great book! I can't wait for the next in the series ❤❤❤
Stephen Lawhead returns to his Celtic mythology with the start of a new series. This one features Conor, a warrior who finds himself drawn into schemes and battles through the agencies of druids, invaders, plotters and finally the fairy folk. Nicely written, with lots of plot twists and a good deal of fun.
I loved going to Eirlandia, and also back to Avalon, with Stephen Lawhead! (I've read all of his fiction books except for a few of the children's.) I really enjoyed the characters and the story, even if it does leave you hanging a bit at the end -I hope there will be a next one!! There are some surprising twists near/at the end, which I rather liked! :) I loved Conor, and also Rhiannon, though I wasn't sure how I'd feel about her at the beginning.
On the negative side, there is one really gruesom ...more
I love all of lawhead's books, but this book needed a better editor. There were several typos and grammatical errors throughout, like reading an ARC. otherwise typical, good lawhead.