Patrick: Son of Ireland
Slave, soldier, lover, hero, saint,—his life mirrored the cataclysmic world into which he was born. His memory will outlast the ages. Born of a noble Welsh family, he is violently torn from his home by Irish raiders at age sixteen and sold as a slave to a brutal wilderness king. Rescued by the... show more
Slave, soldier, lover, hero, saint,—his life mirrored the cataclysmic world into which he was born. His memory will outlast the ages. Born of a noble Welsh family, he is violently torn from his home by Irish raiders at age sixteen and sold as a slave to a brutal wilderness king. Rescued by the king's druids from almost certain death, he learns the arts of healing and song, and the mystical ways of a secretive order whose teachings tantalize with hints at a deeper wisdom. Yet young Succat Morgannwg cannot rest until he sheds the strangling yoke of slavery and returns to his homeland across the sea. He pursues his dream of freedom through horrific war and shattering tragedy—through great love and greater loss—from a dying, decimated Wales to the bloody battlefields of Gaul to the fading majesty of Rome. And in the twilight of a once-supreme empire, he is transformed yet again by divine hand and a passionate vision of "truth against the world," accepting the name that will one day become legend . . . Patricius!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: January 27th 2004
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
I began this book appropriately on St. Patrick's Day and by the following day was almost half done. This is much the most interesting and readable book I've read so far by Lawhead. (Right now, I am reading Merlin and that would be a close second so far). Over the bare bones of what is actually kno...
Patrick: Son of Ireland by Stephen R. Lawhead (?)
I absolutely loved Patrick. Lawhead's 'first person' narrative takes a bit of getting used to, but his style developes the characters like no other author I know. Be warned, there is some brief 'adult content' in the story which I believe was un-necessary, especially from a Christian author.
Gives a fantastical look at the life of the man who became Saint Patrick. Pretty typical Lawhead-man turns from God, Christianity undercover in other cultures, man has terrible ordeals, turns back to God. Didn’t deal with his proselytizing in Ireland, just his growing up and going to Ireland. So-so.