The Lion And The Cross

The Lion And The Cross

A Novel Of Saint Patrick And Ancient Ireland

eBook - 2016
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The man who would become Ireland&́#x80;™s beloved patron saint confronts his destiny during the tumultuous Dark Ages in this vibrant, enthralling novel In 410 CE, arrogant sixteen-year-old Magonus Sucatus Patricius denounces Christianity as a religion for cowards when the Roman legions withdraw, leaving Britain vulnerable to raiders from the west. Determined to wield a sword despite being the grandson of a priest, the affluent young man is taken captive by barbarians and sold into slavery to a cruel Irish king. On a mountaintop in Eire, a shepherd strips him of his grand Roman name and calls him Padraic, marking him a man of no consequence. Set against the magnificent backdrop of ancient Ireland and based on available historical facts, Saint Patrick&́#x80;™s Confession, and Celtic myth, this gripping novel follows Patrick as he finds his faith while fighting to escape bondage in Eire. Friendship with a king, love for a queen, and enmity with the druids who fear his God will embroil him in a civil war in a land from which he will struggle to flee&́#x80;”only to be called to return.
Publisher: ©2016
[Place of publication not identified] :, Open Road Media,, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781480417830
Characteristics: 1 online resource (372 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)


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