Brian O'Sullivan was born in county Cork, Ireland. On completing a degree at University College Cork, he went on to travel extensively. Now based in New Zealand, he runs a small publishing company (Irish Imbas Books) with his family but returns to Ireland on a regular basis. Brian writes fiction that incorporates strong elements of Irish culture, language, history and mythology. These include literary short stories (The Irish Muse collection), mystery thrillers (The Beara Trilogy), a contemporary version of the Fionn mac Cumhaill/ Fenian legends (The Fionn mac Cumhaill Series) and the much-praised Irish Woman Warrior Series (the Liath Luachra Series) which has been adapted for the screen. Although he writes predominantly for an Irish audience, Brian's unique style, attention to historical accuracy and humour has meant that his books have become firm favourites of readers all around the world. His monthly newsletter 'Vog' (with monthly articles on his writing and creative projects, aspects of Irish culture and other strange stuff) can be found via his website at: http: //irishimbasbooks.com.
Bloody Marvellous - Old Ireland Comes to LIfe
A brilliant historical and fast paced journey through threats, challenges, fear, love, commitment, anger, devotion, achievement, tension, relief, vengeance, pity ... and old Ireland. Brian O'Sullivan's mastery of his subject shines through this often dark but exciting page-turner. This is definitely a solid companion to the first two books in the series and yet it could stand alone too. A fantastic book and an easy and strong recommendation.David Curry
Another Excellent Read
I am absolutely hooked on this series. I enjoy the historical/legend based context - it feels like reading fantasy. The landscapes, the excitement of pursuit and war are all aspects that make this series a great read. The Adversary tells Bodhmall's story and introduced some interesting new characters, particularly the Five Friends. Liath Luachra the heroine of the series is as intriguing as ever. This series gets better with each new book.Louise Mulligan