Our Fairy Tales
Our Traditional Irish Fairy Tales
While not traditional in the sense
that they have been around for hundreds of years, the
Dearbháil series are told in the traditional manner, much as a seanchaí, or
story teller would, but with a modern flair and a sensitivity to the
The first book in the
series Dearbháil's Song,
relates how Princess Dearbháil,
daughter of King Nauda of the Tuatha Dé Danann
finds her one true love Cassmail. But King Nauda sets him
three heroic deeds he must complete to win her hand in marriage.
A great warrior,
Cassmail succeeds only to tragically die in battle. So great is her
loss, she sings a lament so powerful that the gods relent and permit her
to join him as the goddess of one true love. And even today,
Dearbháil flitters throughout Ireland in the form of a nightingale to sing
a reassuring song to each maiden who has found her one true love.
And also sing a lament should that maiden lose her one true love
tragically as she had.
The second book in the
series is Dearbháil's Lament,
the tragic story of a young American and an Irish maiden caught up in the
Troubles of the 1920's. Dearbháil plays an active role
in their love story as does at least one other magical personage.
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Our Science-Fiction Irish Fairy Tales
With actual science overtaking science fiction, we tried to use
science speculation to explain the mysteries of Irish fairy tales. This led to
Kilcarrick, the first book
of the Lady Fionnuala series of stories. The series follows the life of Fionla, as she is known in this story,
through her thousands of years living on earth. In it, we try to explain a rational basis for so many of our
present-day myths and fairy tales. A good deal of this depends on supra-spatial portals or “worm holes” that
permit various species to move from planet to planet by simply stepping through them.
is both an intergalactic science fiction adventure story
as well as an Irish fairy tale. Thus begins a journey of discovery as she leads Barry Donovane through a world he
never dreamt existed filled with technology thousands of years ahead of anything he had seen before. And he finds
out that the leprechauns and fairies of Ireland are real, as are the medieval dragons, the Yeti, the Lock Ness
monster and where Jesus Christ is really buried.
We have now added Wrath of Allah to the
Lady Fionnuala series. In this story, Barry enlists the aid of a Russian computer hacker
and a renegade ex-KGB colonel to destroy some embarassing evidence the FBI has on them all and pin the blame on
Islamic Jihadist cyber-terrorists.