With a working title of Conall IV: Gaul, Author David H. Millar has put pen to paper -- or finger to keyboard, for the fourth novel in the Celtic historical fiction series about Conall Mac Gabhann, blacksmith's apprentice turned warrior king.
I am not a morning person. My alarm setting is, to quote the good Captain Barbossa in Pirates of the Caribbean--a 'guideline.' It is a suggestion to stumble from my bed in 1-2 hours.
However, lately I have noted a conspiracy between my smartphone and my bladder. They have recently synchronized and now I am compelled to rise at the alarm's command.
My solution? Since I cannot live without my bladder, then the smartphone--who obviously has got too smart, has to go.
Here's a selection of 5-Star Reviews for Conall: The Place of Blood by Author David H. Millar.
“From the first chapter in the book I was gripped. It tells the story of a simple blacksmith's son whose parents and sisters were brutally murdered. Conall starts off on a journey of vengeance with a band of young followers, most not much older than children. The story leads the reader through his growth as a man, a warrior and the leader of his army. The narrative used is authentic, the battle scenes satisfyingly vivid, and the antics of the sidhe will both terrify and delight you. If you like Games of Thrones - you will love Conall.”
“I do not give out 5-star ratings lightly, or often. In my opinion, Conall: Rinn-Iru by David H. Millar has earned 5 stars. With detailed, graphic descriptions of battles, Mr. Millar paints a vivid picture of the life-and-death struggles faced by warriors of ancient times. Can Conall, with the help of his friends, find those that he has sworn to take vengeance upon? I anxiously await the next volume in this series of books.”
“Millar's novel is extremely well-written and entertaining. As my first real forte into historical fiction, I was pleasantly surprised by just how enjoyable a book Conall: Rinn-Iru turned out to be. Not only is the story line an intriguing glimpse into another time period, but it is also jam packed full of fascinating three-dimensional characters who are engaged in a interesting plot line… Conall: Rinn-Iru is quite a distinguished novel. I look forward to reading more by Millar.”
“A very well researched novel that brings you back to 415 BC in ancient Ireland and follows an orphaned young man on an epic page turning quest for revenge. Just think of an ancient Batman that Batman would run from. The descriptions of armor, weaponry and battle tactics were so thorough that I could almost hear the battle cries and I loved the bit of folklore blended in.”
“After getting past the difficult Gaelic names and delving into the story it was a non-stop page turner. David Millar weaves a story of legend, real history and unique characters that make it one of the best I've read in a while. I can't wait for the next book.”
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Conall: The Place of Blood and Conall II: The Raven's Flight by Author David H. Millar are available on Kindle (Amazon.com) for $0.99 each.
Celtic heroes and villains from myth, legend, and history converge in this epic tale set in the vast ancient forests, treacherous bogs, snow-capped mountains, and mysterious lochs of Ériu (Ireland) and Albu (Scotland) some four hundred years before the birth of Christ.
A rousing adventure in the spirit of Ireland’s ancient legends. The Conall series brings to life the battles, intrigue, betrayals, and courage that are part of life for the lusty Celts who call Ériu home.
A great weekend read... at a bargain price.