Edward Rutherfurd is a pen name for Francis Edward Wintle (born in Salisbury, England). Rutherfurd settled near Dublin, Ireland in the early s, but currently divides his time between Europe and North America. New York: The . The Princes of Ireland has ratings and reviews. Jaline said: From Edward Rutherfurd’s website:Q. You have said in interviews in the past that. The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) and The Rebels of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #2).

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Maybe because Ireland is such a small and concentrated area, the downfalls and the mistakes are more easily identified. Tens of millions of North Americans claim Irish descent.

The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1) by Edward Rutherfurd

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Then there’s the Vikings arrival, the Tudor conques Rutherfurd takes us through Irish history starting with when the Irish were pagans. May 28, Quincy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Last year I cheated a bit and read both London and the Forest, which, while interesting, lacked the same intruging characters and drive as Paris, but it’s become clear to me that Rutherfurd’s writing style has evolved and improve I’m so glad that I decided to read the first book of the Dublin Saga as my annual summer read from Edward Rutherford, rather than one of his stand-alone novels I have Russka and Sarum on my shelf as wellsince it completely renewed my faith in his historical fiction.

As various conquerors came to the Western isle, I was mesmerized by how each conquering culture became absorbed into the culture deward there. He takes readers inside all the major events in Irish history: I opened this review with an excerpt from an interview posted on Mr.

The info was well researched. Leaps through the centuries. The truth was that nobody, least of all Henry himself, had much idea. Other books diblin the series. Things aren’t simple for Deirdre though as she is in love with someone whom she isn’t betrothed to. The characters were wonderfully drawn. I began to get bored during the Strongbow section and struggled at the end.


Francis Edward Wintlebest known under his pen name Edward Rutherfurdwas born in the cathedral city of Salisbury. I was not disappointed in that regard. The finale of the book leave readers hanging a bit, with Ireland firmly in the grasp of Henry VIII and many of our families come to uneasy but intriguing alliances, so I’ll be hard pressed to leave off reading the second book until next summer! I recommend the book. In terms of comparison there certainly is a close parallel to the works of James Michener.

Other Series By Edward Rutherfurd. All I can say after finishing this book is There were things I had forgotten, like that Leopardstown Racecourse is so named because it’s on land that was once the site of a leper hospital. He is best known as a writer of epic historical novels vublin span long periods of history but are set in particular places.

I didn’t hate him because he was a rutherfyrd guy although he was – I hated him because I thought the character was stupid. Everytime a character went to a specific area, our trip took us there the very next day. I ruttherfurd he spent more time fleshing them out and it probably would have been better if his Dublin Saga had been split into 2 or 3 books to give equal time to everyone.

Eventually I could see that the author had subtlety expressed how religion changed both the physical Irish landscape and the mental demeanor of its people. I was able to have a background for eublin every tour we took and every area we visited. These discrepancies or embellishments have always been minor and minimal in Mr.

Also sometimes it seems he has difficulty describing scenes and pictures in a way that allows the reader edwagd see what he’s talking about. Historical novels can be dhblin human dramas set in edwarf times, or they can be human dramas woven into historical events, to bring those events to life.

He has two children. While Sarum and London really described history so vividly through the stories of the characters, this book relied a lot more on pages and pages of pure historical description and facts, which definately got tedious at times. Latest to First First to Latest.


It was told in segments involving multiple generations. This doesn’t read like a history book, although I couldn’t help but admire the tremendous amount of research that went into writing The Princes of Ireland.

After posting a poll about whether I should finish the book, I thought about the pros and ons of each side. Generations of people have been enchanted by Irish literature, and visitors flock to Dublin and its environs year after year. And as long as the book was The Princes of Ireland: Foundation The Princes of Ireland and Ireland: In the present book, I foll I recommend the book. Through the use of generational story telling, we as readers experience how various things influenced Ireland.

The Dublin Saga Series

If I wanted to read a text book, I would! Edward Rutherfurd Official Site. About Edward Rutherfurd Photo: This was pure fabrication. Educated locally, and at the universities of Cambridge, and Stanford, California, he worked in political research, bookselling and publishing. If they hadn’t done so, millions of people would have believed it, and no doubt many people still do.

The Princes of Ireland – The Dublin Sage by Edward Rutherfurd

The ancient Fergus clan were charged edqard the upkeep of the crossing and to offer refreshment and shelter to those who broke their journey there.

I like a book that introduces characters and you stay with them from start to finish. Sorry to say, I couldn’t finish this book. Because the author’s research was so extensive and otherwise accurate to my vublin, the discrepancy must lie with me. At the same time, though, I’d struggled through pages and was hopelessly bored.