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...Boann is vivid and powerful and is perhaps one of the greatest strengths of this book. She is a full- fledged character whose nuances create a relatable and realistic rendition of a young woman in the Bronze Age. ...overall, Bending the Boyne succeeds in creating a seamless text where historical research and imagined worlds interweave effortlessly. This is a superb novel that will be of particular interest to readers of historical fiction as well as those with a keen interest in archeology and mythmaking.
Winner, Next Generation Award 2011, historical fiction.
...Thought-provoking and entertaining.
--The Irish News, June 2011
...Bending the Boyne is a masterful weaving of myth, prehistory, and modern reality that reads faultlessly.
--Nancy Lorraine, Senior Reviewer, MBR Bookwatch
Bending The Boyne is set around 2200BCE in Eire (Ireland) Here live simple folk, stone-cutters, potters, weavers and Star-watchers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Roses are Amber
I have been reading Bronze Age Historical Novels this summer. This is the first one I have read that is set in Bronze Age Ireland. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Liz Myers
Save your money and go read one of Marion Zimmer Bradley's books.Published 4 months ago by Joyce Bennett
Evocative narrative and character development in a setting supported by strong archeological and historical research make JS Dunn's Bending the Boyne a pleasure to read.Published 4 months ago by RSK
Bending The Boyne is a story about an important time in the history of Starwatchers and Invaders (Intruders) on Eire. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is not a quick read. You won't read this in an hour at the beach. Every word must be savored in order to paint Boyne and it's inhabitants correctly. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Wendy L. Hines
The story was OK but the use of Irish history and mythology in such a way was strange. No regard for the facts of history and basicaly using Irish legends, out of context, to tell... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Slow to waddle
Good character development can't miss A page or you miss too much. Good read would check out another book by this author...,Published 16 months ago by Brendan P. O'Rourke
Bending the Boyne was a great adventure into a dim time period in history. It was fun to watch the facts slip integrate seamlessly into the story. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Davis