The Rock of Achill by Jim Sheehan
Publisher: Newman Springs Publishing, Inc.
Publication Date: September 14th, 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
An Irish tale you’ve never been told.
As the last days of mythical Ireland draw to a close, experience the collision of the magical and early-nineteenth-century worlds. On a mission to secure the funds to recover his family land, Donn, an adolescent boy, joins a crew including Irish knights and escaped rebels as they set sail to restore an ancient kingdom. He leaves his new love, Bridget, behind on Achill Island, hoping that he can return to her a propertied gentleman and ask for her hand in marriage. Will Bridget wait for him or marry another? During his travels, the newly knighted Donn faces legendary creatures trying to prevent the recovery of the lost treasures of the Tuatha de Danann.
Through foamy seas, holy knights of a former age sail for glory and God. In the chaotic time of Europe’s struggle for liberty, during the Napoleonic age, find these Irish rebels cutting through Barbary pirates and faerie guardians alike. When on land, they ride their horses, noble of spirit, past the perils that lie in wait. Will Donn, after years of high adventure, return to his beloved and reclaim his family land?
With witches, demons, dancing faeries, and a mischievous clurichaun, this romantic historical fantasy is sure to awaken your heart.”
About the author: I farm and ranch in South Dakota. I am a graduate of Lake Forest College. As an author, I mostly write bits of Irish myth that become trapped in the 19th century. I’m developing a new tale that follows my first book, The Rock of Achill. I’m a proud father of four and my darling wife, Wrynn, is expecting.