Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Princes of Ireland by Edward Rutherfurd

Rating: 2/5 Stars

Part I of The Dublin Saga takes you from Ireland in 480 A.D through its history ending in the year 1537. I really wanted to enjoy this book but it never truly grabbed me. In the very beginning I was intrigued by some of the characters (Deirdre and Cornall) but they never developed before we were jumped to a new time with new characters. I was never really able to get comfortable in a time period before I was thrusted into a new one. I forced myself to finish this book although I had to re-read pieces several times because I found myself zoning out. I gave it 2 stars because although I didn't like it, I didn't hate it either. Some pieces were intriguing and interesting but all in all it was like reading a history book. I was hoping it would be more like Pillars of the Earth with it's writing but it is no where near it - in my eyes.

This book fills the following Challenges and Categories:

  • PBT Dec Tag: Other
  • Monthly Mixer Mele Challenge (P in April)

1 comment:

  1. Faith, I felt the same way, though you finished it. I did not manage to finish two chapters. I really wanted to like Rutherfurd but he just does not grab me the way an epic writer should. If you do find another book like Pillers of Earth let me know. BTW I just finished Lady Macbeth, now there is a good historical novel. Just wish it was longer.