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This saga of the Irish Celts is re told by Rosemary Sutcliff with The Hound eBook #180 a magical weaving together of passion and poetry The boy who takes up the spear and shield of Manho. Irish violent heroic pagan and in general reminiscent of Beowulf knights and stories of honor and revengeAbout half the women suffer and the other half are bad asses Maeve and the witches make

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The Hound of Ulster

Od on this day will become the most renowned of all the warriors of Ireland men will follow at his call to the world's end and his enemies will shudder at the thunder of his chariot whee. I think it s worth bearing in mind that this book reads very much like a retelling and not like a historical fiction novel As such I m perhaps a little too close to the subject to fully en

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Ls So the prophecy went and as the boy Cuchulain heard it he went forward to claim the weapons of his manhood This is the story of how he became the greatest of heroes the Hound of Ulste. Something did not ring true about this one For a start the language felt stilted it included an unfortunate couple of twases and tweres The anglicisation of names seemed uite odd at times also


10 thoughts on “The Hound of Ulster

  1. says:

    Prolific English children's author Rosemary Sutcliff perhaps best known for her novels set in Roman Britain here retells the life sto

  2. says:

    Irish violent heroic pagan and in general reminiscent of Beowulf knights and stories of honor and revengeAbout half the women suffer and the other half are bad asses Maeve and the witches make some great antagonists Cuchulain himself seems to be positioned against women and they end up being his downfallA few of the episodes are definitely borrowed from other tales the Champion chapter in particular is just a

  3. says:

    Reading Sutcliff's forward is I think necessary for a full adult understanding of the tale she's retelling Cuchulain was my favorite of the Irish hero legendsfairy stories as a child and in the intervening time I really haven't read anything about them So rediscovering the story so well written was fascinating Not to put too fine a point on it but everyone's kind of an asshole in these stories which is great be

  4. says:

    This is a retelling of the Irish legend of Cuchulain the Hound of Ulster It is well told but here Sutcliff is following the original stories as they were without embellishing or expanding I found it arid than her other books

  5. says:

    I think it’s worth bearing in mind that this book reads very much like a retelling and not like a historical fiction novel As suc

  6. says:

    Growing up you are surrounded by the myths and legends of the country Cuchulain happened to be one of my favourites so finding myself completely bored by this was disappointing There felt no life in the stories no

  7. says:

    A haunting tale that lives with me 15 years later and that I have re read numerous timesI don't know if a book has resonated with me as much before or sinceThis book is a must for anyone from Ulster or Ireland for that matter or anyone who wants to explore what makes us Irish the way we areI grew up on these legends in Arm

  8. says:

    Something did not ring true about this one For a start the language felt stilted it included an unfortunate couple of twases and tweres The anglicisation of names seemed uite odd at times alsoIn Sutcliff's other Irish stories about Fi

  9. says:

    Great story highly recommendedI loved Rosemary’s rendition of this tale My own has taken a wholly different tack but that does not detract from Rosemary’s version With no written records of the time it is difficult to imagine how things might have happened Great read

  10. says:

    Wonderful re telling of a very strange but powerful story

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