800 pp; paperback; ISBN 978-1-909907-83-6
A best-selling fantasy novel, and the first installment in the ground-breaking epic series ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ by the renowned American author George R. R. Martin — and translated by Oisín Ó Muirthile.
The series has been translated into a myriad of languages and is being filmed and broadcast by HBO internationally. The novel was first published in English under the title A Game of Thrones.
Conaire Mór is a lively and highly-readable retelling of the Old-Irish epic Togail Bruidne Da Derga — a story that begins with the crowning of Conaire and ends with his brutal slaying on the banks of the Dodder. All the wonders of ancient literature are found in this book, from Conaire’s warrior feats to his ascension to the throne and to the prophesy of doom that cannot be evaded. This is a story that hasn’t been told in a thousand years, but now, Conaire Mór reigns again. The author, Diarmuid Johnson, is a poet.