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Hound ☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Hound By George F. Green ✐ – Thomashillier.co.uk This is the tale of one man's journey from the heart of the Roman Empire to a distant rough hewn land where warriors delight eually in the sound of the sword and the song of the poet a world where hon This is the tale of one man's journey from the heart of the Roman Empire to a distant rough hewn land where warriors delight eually in the sound of the sword and the song of the poet a world where honour is important than life itself This is Ireland two thousand years ago This is a time for Heroes a time of battle boasting drinking and telling stories a golden age when myth and history meet and mingle The court of King Conor throngs with Heroes but it is the boy Cuchullain an outsider whose birth is shrouded in mystery who will grow to be Ireland's greatest warrior As he becomes a man under the guidance of the long suffering somewhat curmudgeonly Leary his friend confidant charioteer and narrator of this tale Cuchullain's exploits become the stuff of legend But as the armies of the vengeful ueen Maeve gather at the gates of Emain Macha Cuchullain must face both his greatest challenge and his dark DestinyRetold as never before this is a thrilling timeless tale of heroism and friendship of love and betrayal of war and poetry This is the story of Cuchullain the Hound of Ulster.

  • Paperback
  • 411 pages
  • Hound
  • George F. Green
  • 14 March 2014
  • 9780593051979

About the Author: George F. Green

See this thread for information George Green was born in Dublin in and brought up in Tipperary where he lived in a house built on an ancient burial mound After university he embarked on a career in sport and leisure in the hope that it would not be too difficult and help him meet girls Ten years later he realized his mistake took an MA in Creative Writing began teaching and now works for the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University.



4 thoughts on “Hound

  1. Terri Terri says:

    The story of Cuchullain the Hound of Ulster done without the fantasy Giving a truth to the elaboration of the myth that has lived and breathed for nearly 2000 years via the stories of the Ulster Cycle In this under appreciated book by George Green Cuchullain is a background figure for much of the story with the narrator Leary and his offsiders being the prominent characters throughoutThere were times when I wondered if the dialogue was written in too modern a manner and the presence of freuent contracted words may have been the problem there eg aren't won't can'tI got a tad bored in the middle of the book and due to that reason I nearly gave the book 3 stars If Goodreads had half stars I would say that Hound for me is definitely a 35 star book Better than 3 not uite as good as many books I give 4 stars to

  2. Jane Jane says:

    Author's retelling of the Irish legend of Cuchullain narrated by his faithful charioteer Leary It begins with Leary's shipwreck on the Irish shore rescue by Ulstermen and his lifelong association with the Champion of Champions Cuchullain It was pretty slow until about page 350 or so then it really picked up with the battles with ueen Maeve of Connaught ending with Cuchullain's death and dissolution of the kingdom of Ulster Fantasy elements are pretty much left out Now I'm tempted to read The Táin From the Irish epic Táin Bó Cúailnge The novel had all the elements of a good epic but the tone Leary's inner thoughts opinions and musings just put me off and spoiled the book for me It seemed as though the author was trying hard to be TOO clever and TOO humorous Leary came across to me as a smart aleck I wonder why no one caught these Julius Caesar fighting Boudicca although Britain hadn't been conuered yet; Julius tried and failed I don't know the supposed time period of the story Leary a born German who has lived in Rome for awhile mentions the Colosseum several times but the latest emperor he mentions is Nero The Colosseum wasn't even built until later Recommended with reservations

  3. Bobby Bobby says:

    Done and doneand so glad I stuck with it A solid four If I hadn't been disappointed at the beginning this could have been a possible rare 5 star The last 200 pages made the tale unputdownable The relationship that developed between Cuchullain and Leary was priceless Maeve was wonderfully evil and the most pitiful charcter of all had to be Ailell He had to be married to Maeve and he was the only person that seemed to at least make attempts at keeping the peace albeit in futility Writings and stories like this created over the centuries the legends that we still retell with awe and marvel George Green would have made the perfect bard in ages pastand apparently serves that purpose in the busy world of today

  4. James Targett James Targett says:

    Enjoyed this Certainly learnt much about Cuchullain but felt that ultimately something was lacking

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