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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Princes of Ireland ( Read Trinity instead!)

The Princes of Ireland (The Dublin Saga, #1)The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Overall the book left me vaguely discontented. It is more a historical survey of Ireland with very little depth. It is fiction and a novel but, just as the reader becomes invested in the narrative and its characters, the author sort of ends the story and then jumps ahead several centuries before resuming. The relationship to the prior characters is tenuous at best and in the end one is left with eight or nine loose threads with no real sense of place or persons. I'd rather have had eight novels that continued the story, along the lines of John Jakes' Centenniel Chronicles, so that there was closure as well on continuation. Debating whether to invest the time to read the next volume.

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