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Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn [Paperback]

Will Sliney
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Book Description

8 April 2013

An epic saga of greed, sorcery and one man’s heroic sacrifice.

Ireland’s legendary super hero, Cú Chulainn, stands alone against the thousands of warriors controlled by the enchantress Queen Maeve, who is determined to capture the Brown Bull of Cooley and claim the lands of Ulster for her own. Supernatural feats of strength, ferocious battles and the tragic destinies of Cú Chulainn and Ferdia are vividly recreated in this action-packed, glorious retelling of one of the most famous stories from ancient Celtic myth.

This unique and powerful graphic novel brings to life the legendary figure that is Cú Chulainn.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The O'Brien Press (8 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847173381
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847173386
  • Product Dimensions: 25.6 x 16.8 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,622 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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a cross between ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

(Irish Independent)

ferocious, bloody and sexy

(Irish Independent)

will shock traditionalists and delight teenage readers

(Irish Independent)

stunning illustrations

(Irish Independent)

hugely entertaining

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

haunting narrative

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

engrossing tale that was as violent and brutal as it was fulfilling and encompassing

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

Sliney’s abilities shine through in the action packed almost cinematic fight scenes

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

visceral

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

superb memorable images

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

Sliney can hold his head high with what he has accomplished and O’Brien Press can add another critical success to their growing stable of home-grown titles

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

simply, a superb offering

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

the fact that the book is a labour of love really shines through in what truly is a benchmark for domestically produced graphic novels

(Irishcomicsnews.com)

rousing stuff

(RTE Guide)

compelling

(RTE Guide)

spellbinding!

(RTE Guide)

the power and the glory of Irish myth in a splash of graphic colour and sharp dialogue

(RTE Guide)

perfect format for the retelling of one of Ireland’s most famous stories

(Sunday Business Post)

not one for purists, but a meaty undertaking nonetheless

(Sunday Business Post)

'visually … a pure feast'

(thearcade.ie)

a pure labour of love

(thearcade.ie)

a must read for any Irish comic fan!

(thearcade.ie)

the pages of Celtic Warrior The Legend of Cú Chulainn serve as not only proof of the talent we have in this country but also act as a beautiful and astounding reminder of the wealth we have in Ireland when it comes to our own history and folklore

(thearcade.ie)

we need something to remind us why Ireland is worth fighting for; Will Sliney has not just created a brilliant graphic novel but he has awoken the hero we all need

(thearcade.ie)

an easy introduction to epic Irish literature for adult and younger reader alike

(Books Ireland)

through dynamic action and rich detail, the Corkman transports the reader to a brutal but accessible version of ancient Ireland

(Irish Examiner)

slots neatly into the O’Brien Press’s growing line of graphic novels with historical bents

(Irish Examiner)

more Avengers than Aosdana

(Irish Examiner)

genius

(Irish Tatler Man Magazine)

Will Sliney has stayed faithful to the original legend

(gnyeahyeah.com)

the art … really lifts the book

(gnyeahyeah.com)

an interesting treatment of a tale which I'd imagine is unfamiliar to the majority of non-Irish readers, and I'd definitely suggest it's worth taking a look at!

(gnyeahyeah.com)

I'm certainly looking forward to the second and third in the series

(gnyeahyeah.com)

action heroes, intrigue and more than a little mysticism translate well into graphic novel form

(Books Ireland)

visually stunning

(Books Ireland)

Sliney’s restrained palette uses colour to effectively convey atmosphere and mood

(Books Ireland)

moments of perfectly timed comic relief

(Books Ireland)

exciting new graphic novel … its action-packed battle sequences are as bloody and dramatic as any reader could wish for

(Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads Guide 2013)

nicely-designed … comic-loving older children and young adults will really enjoy this

(Children’s Books Ireland Recommended Reads Guide 2013)

About the Author

Will Sliney is an internationally renowned graphic artist, living in Cork. Will works with major US comic publishers on the Star Wars Clone Wars comic book series, and Fearless Defenders for Marvel.


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe-Inspiring Irish Epic Brought To Life 3 April 2013
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Will Sliney might be familiar to some for his artwork on Farscape, McGuyver, The Fearless Defenders and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but 'Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn' is his debut as a writer. He proves himself easily up to the challenge as he mixes Irish folklore and legend with some amazing artwork and a solid story. You don't need to be familiar with the legend to enjoy it; it tells its own tale and skilfully weaves in passages from the hero's past. It hits the right balance of comics/super-heroes with lore and mythology.

I really enjoyed this. It looks and reads great. Isn't that what comics and graphic novels are supposed to do?!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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I was excited enough about this project that I considered the international shipping charges (to the USA) worth it, just get a copy early.
The artwork is superb and the writing was exhilarating. It, in all ways, met or exceeded my expectations for the story. I couldn't be happier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A milestone in Irish graphic novels 6 Aug 2013
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Maybe listening to Thin Lizzy;s Black Rose album put me in a good mood, but having bought this book for my 13 year old 'Plastic' son, I devoured this myself. The artwork is excellent, but the storytelling is even better. Highly recommended for anyone interested in a straightforward telling of the most significant of the Irish legends. Will's facebook page is also recommended, especially if like me you want to see this made into a movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great retelling of one of Ireland's best myths 11 Dec 2013
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Cuchulainn was a hero of mine when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to grow up in his stamping grounds - I went to school in Dundalk, which was Dun Dealga in ancient times - the fort of Dealga, and where Cuchulainn spent part of his youth. Ardee, or Baile Fhir Dhia, the town of Ferdia, and where the two friends fought their duel, was only 8 miles from my village. I loved the Tain, the story of the cattle raids on Cooley and the war between Queen Maeve and the rest of Ireland.

I hadn't ever read a graphic version of the tale, so when my cousin mentioned it to me, I snapped it up. It's all that a graphic novel of a great hero should be - visceral, well-drawn and grippingly told.

As soon as my son - Ferdia - is old enough, I'll be reading this to him. If the author ever wants to think about turning my novels into graphic works, I'm all ears!

Recommended.

Ben Kane, author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome and Fields of Blood.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great retelling of one of Ireland's best myths 11 Dec 2013
By Ben Kane - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Cuchulainn was a hero of mine when I was a kid. I was lucky enough to grow up in his stamping grounds - I went to school in Dundalk, which was Dun Dealga in ancient times - the fort of Dealga, and where Cuchulainn spent part of his youth. Ardee, or Baile Fhir Dhia, the town of Ferdia, and where the two friends fought their duel, was only 8 miles from my village. I loved the Tain, the story of the cattle raids on Cooley and the war between Queen Maeve and the rest of Ireland.

I hadn't ever read a graphic version of the tale, so when my cousin mentioned it to me, I snapped it up. It's all that a graphic novel of a great hero should be - visceral, well-drawn and grippingly told.

As soon as my son - Ferdia - is old enough, I'll be reading this to him. If the author ever wants to think about turning my novels into graphic works, I'm all ears!

Recommended.

Ben Kane, author of Hannibal: Enemy of Rome and Fields of Blood.
5.0 out of 5 stars Irish myth 28 April 2013
By Kermit J. Hayes - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are Irish and want to learn the prehistory myths of Ireland without having to read large dry books then this is for you. If you already know the myths but would like to "see" them then this book is for you.
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