There is a lot of history and myth woven in this story and there are plays on modern literature in the work. It does a good job of letting us see how people might have lived in the era.
This period of time is part of the collective consciousness of the Irish. We see it in many short stories and poems which try to evoke ancient times to raise the pride of the modern readers.
Bending the Boyne by J.S. Dunn is very well written, I was involved in the characters and interested in the action filled plot. For me it was a pleasant way to increase my understanding of Irish history.
I really liked the end notes for the book in which the author talked about different ways ancient Irish history could be viewed and profited from this.
Official Biography of the author
J S DUNN resided in Ireland during the past decade and became interested in the early Bronze Age and marine trade along the Atlantic coasts. The author has traveled extensively throughout coastal Spain, France, and Ireland, to research the megalith sites and the artifacts in BENDING THE BOYNE.
The author has been published in the fields of law and psychology, and has attended fiction writers’ conferences and workshops in NYC, Arizona, and Florida.
You can learn more about this book at the web page for J S Books.
In the interests of full disclosure, I was provided with a free copy of this work.