Deception's Princess

Deception's Princess

Book - 2014 | First edition
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In Iron Age Ireland, Maeve, the fierce, willful youngest daughter of King Eochu of Connacht, is caught in a web of lies after rebelling to avoid fosterage with another highborn family and an arranged marriage.
Publisher: New York :, Random House,, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780449818633
Branch Call Number: j FRI NVD
Characteristics: 324 pages ; 22 cm


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Jul 02, 2017

A good read.

Mar 04, 2017

I feel as if this book could have been written a bit better. It just lacked the juice that certain authors add in their books to pique interest. But I guess if one likes Celtic or Irish stories, this would be pretty interesting. I think. The romance really doesn't go anywhere, even though it started off nicely, but it just kind of fell apart. The whole Eva/ falcon was a pretty nice concept: that a girl could relate to a wild animal in the times that they were "domesticated" and married off. The politics was a big chunk that I just didn't care about, but if one likes the tension between powerful people this would be another pull. 3.5/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

For reference, my favorite of her Princesses of Myth! V. good. Maeve is a firebrand in spite of looking like Disney's "Merida the Brave" on the cover. (Incidentally I like the prior title more: Kestrel's Princess.) As brilliant as a bolt of lightning, and witty as a bard. Much emolument of enjoyment appears to be have put in this. Odran, the High King of Ériu, Maeve herself, Cailté all are some wonderfully written characters. Plus the customs of their Ireland (i.e. Ériu) are very well laid out in my approximation. Vibrant, enjoyable, you'll want to both savor and devour this. I hope you enjoy it!


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The tale of the great Maeve of Connacht, the heroine of an Irish tale "The Red Bull of Cooley."
Like other books by Esther Friesner this re-writes a heroine of legend, this time with the witty and regal, fiery, Maeve.
Chronicling her internal journey over much hardship, and with that about five years of life-eleven to sixteen.

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