Eithne Massey has written many books for both adults and children, mainly based on the legends of Ireland. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland; and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf. All blend together historical detail with myths, legends and folklore, resulting in stories which will appeal to 'young readers who enjoy an adventure with well-rounded characters and a touch of magic and history' (www.childrensbooksireland.ie).
accessible and honest-- Belfast Telegraph
a powerful tale and deserves to be shared in Irish classrooms and in classrooms around the world-- InTouch Magazine
a lesson from the past ... chillingly relevant for the present-- Evening Echo
it is a story that needs to be told and I think it would be an amazing class novel-- seomraranga.com
this is a true account, told in narrative form; it certainly doesn't make for easy reading, but the personal touch of the accessible and honest is significant and moving-- Parents in Touch