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About Kenneth C. Flint
His fantasy books--a combination of legend, history, and adventure--have been reissued in E Book format by Double Dragon Publications and are available for Kindle through Amazon. New novels filling out the series and covering the entire scope of ancient Irish myth are also being published. These include The Hound of Culain and Heart of the Sidhe (book 4 in the Sidhe series).
In addition to his writing, Ken is a writing instructor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Metropolitan Community College in Omaha Nebraska. He is also a historic interpreter at reconstructed Fort Atkinson in Nebraska with his family, including wife Judy, son Gavin, son Devin, and his wife Melissa.
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The peaceful Nemedians have crossed vast seas in search of a new home. At long last they discover a lovely green isle and decide to settle in its single beautiful valley- already, mysteriously, equipped with huts ready for occupation. Little do they know that lurking in the hills, in a black fortress overlooking the valley, are denizens of evil called the Fomor- vicious, misshapen creatures who guard the land for their dark masters using magical devices that can defeat whole armies. Inexperienced at the craft of war, the Nemedians must now defend their new home, aided by strangers who have joined their settlement- but who are these strangers. and why are they lending their aid?
Drawn from Ireland's most ancient tales of gods and heroes, Most Ancient Song beings a cycle of enthralling fantasy novels set in a world where the fight for survival becomes the stuff of legend.
Book 2 of the Gods of Ireland Series.
The continuing story of the people of Nemed... they have survived war and plague on a cursed search for a safe land to inhabit. Then they were led to a remote island where the battered clan is accepted...
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This was an incredible read! I couldn’t put this book down! I finished it in a record one day! I wish the author would continue the rest of this series to its conclusion as it ended with many questions still answered. If you love a good page turner that is an alternate or fantasy historical YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK! I promise you will not be disappointed!
He is aided in his quest by the giant Dagda, the shape shifting Púca, the raven-woman Morrigan, his beloved Aine, and her father, the disguised sea-god Manannan MacLir. Against them are arrayed the powerful and brutal forces of the Fomor, utilizing their ancient scientific and mechanical powers to defeat the magic of Tir-na-nog, seize the Heart of the Sidhe, and again enslave the de Danann people.
This new novel of the Sidhe series is, like the rest, an epic fantasy for all ages, blending the myths and legends of Celtic Ireland with her history in a tale of high-adventure and romance.
Cumhal MacTredhorn, the proud chieftain of the Fianna warriors, had defied Conn the Hundred Fighter, Ireland’s cruel High-King. Urged by the whispers of his evil Druid Tagd, Conn ordered the murder of Cumhal- and all his kin.
Warned by a vision, Cumhal’s bride escaped with her newborn son. Raised in secret in the depths of the forest, this golden-haired youth learned the stealth of the fox, the speed of the stag, and the strength of the bear, and grew into a mighty hunter called Finn the Fair.
Pursued by the High-King’s armies, and the dark powers of the Sidhe, Finn began a heroic odyssey to reclaim his heritage, aided by the mystic harper Cnu, the giant warrior Caolite MacRonan, and the hotblooded Fionulla, who taught him the ways of love. Then, at last, came the hour of his destiny, and he was determined that no sorcery or might of arms would stop his thirst for justice.
In the process he must endure the savage training of the king’s “boys’ school,” learn Celtic lore from a wise high-druid, and spend a cruel winter as apprentice and watchdog to mystical blacksmith Culain. Here he earns the nickname of “The Hound.”
He must also survive the wily attempts of the paranoid king to destroy him. Having proven himself ready, he will finally ride out to pit himself against Ulster’s enemies in combat. He does so knowing of the prophecy that to take arms will make his life very glorious…but also very short.
This tale is the beginning of the saga of Cuchulain, Ireland’s most famous mythic hero.
It is the story of Conaire Mor, fated to become Ireland’s greatest high-king. It is also the tale of Ulster’s outcast Queen Meave, the powerful and ruthless King Conchobar, the young Red Branch warrior Cuchulain, and the dark high-druid Calatin, whose ambitions and twisted magic threaten them all.
Here, woven into a rich mythical tapestry, is a never-before-told story of ancient Ireland…a spellbinding tale of love and intrigue, lust and murder, rivalry and quest…of a time and place long ago that still lives forever in our deepest fantasies.
But the young hero Lugh and his band of champions join together to defend their homeland. As the de Danann warriors seek Queen Danu’s cauldron on the mystic isle of Manannan Mac Lir, Lugh and his beloved Aine host the Silver Riders to rouse the people for a final battle for the throne of the High Kings of Tara.
With Gilla, a jesting rogue, and Aine, a spirited warrior-woman he came to love, Lugh challenged the Fomor to restore the True King to the throne of Tara, and summoned the Silver Warriors of the Sidhe to fight in the realms of men.
The tale of Lugh of the Long Arm is among the greatest of all Celtic myths. Now this mighty legend comes blazing to life in a new retelling filled with all the fire and magic of the ancient bards.
Flint’s talent for imaginative retelling brings new life to old myths in this third novel in a series that includes Challenge of the Clans and Storm Shield. Recommended for fantasy collections.
The wind whispered again and Cuchulain, the Hound of Ulster, felt the chill of death. He knew that only he could stop the bloody slaughter. Only he dared to stand alone against the armies of Eire…alone against the terrible beauty of Meave, an angry Irish queen.
This greatest of all the Irish mythological tales is the 300 Spartans of the Celts, the Troy of Ireland. Theodore Sturgeon, renowned sci-fi writer and critic, calls this tale, “splendidly structured and paced, full of brilliant scenes, smells, sounds, conflict, adventure, magic; and it is recommend most highly.” (Twilight Zone Magazine). It is “a genuine epic, steeped in Celtic Legend.” (Omaha World Herald)