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THE BOOK OF KELLS forty-eight pages and details in colour from the manuscript in Trinity College, Dublin. The intricate illustrations included are amazing.

The Book of Kells (Latin: Codex Cenannensis; Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais; Dublin, Trinity College Library, MS A. I., sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the Ne. ., sometimes known as the Book of Columba) is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created in a Columban monastery in either Britain or Ireland and may have had contributions from various Columban institutions from both Britain and Ireland.

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Book Of Kells: St. Matthew Greeting Card for Sale by Granger. Bernard Meehan delves into the rich ornamentation and explores dense symbolism of the Book of Kells in a selection of pages from the manuscript. Book In Latin Saint Matthew Celtic Designs Celtic Patterns Irish Art Medieval Manuscript Book Of Kells Illuminated Letters Illuminated Manuscript. Been There, Seen That!

John Thornburn is an artist, mild-mannered and nonviolent. To make ends meet, he teaches some courses in Celtic design. And although his background is half Micmac Indian, he lives in Ireland for two reasons: his far more confrontational and warrior-like girlfriend, Derval O'Keane, and his fascination with the beautiful illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells. But he's about to take a journey to a far more distant place, one that he could not have imagined. Along with Derval, John will find himself in an ancient Celtic realm, where a Viking attack begs to be avenged and a fantastic-and sometimes terrifying-adventure awaits . . . From a master of magical fantasy, the author of the Damiano Trilogy and a winner of the John W. Campbell Award, this is a tale of warriors, love, danger, and Irish history that will cast a spell on anyone who dreams of discovering treasures in long-lost worlds.

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I have been a MacAvoy fan for decades, and this was the first of her books that I ever read. The story is compelling, the characters are well-developed, and her writing style is excellent. If you are a fan of fantasy, Celtic mythology, and/or Irish history, you will enjoy The Book of Kells.
Fascinating book. A lot of detailed Irish and Norse history and culture. The fiction is time travel. Well done. Multifaceted characters. Good plot. Particular fun for people into the Goddess Brigid.
The author painted beautiful word pictures that unfolded in smoothly my mind. The characters were fleshed out into three dimensions and I could easily see them as living breathing people. I will look for other books by this author.
Unfortunately the two main characters were not anyone I would choose to associate with and did not want residing in my head. The female lead was an emotional sadist who never past an opportunity to emasculate or hurt her lover. This not being enough she goes out of her way to create new opportunities to hurt him. The male lead keeps taking it, as if he believes that emotional abuse is all he deserves. The male lead accidentally discovers a form of magic through the Celtic patterns in the book of Kells, introducing the second female character, the only worthwhile individual I "Met" in the novel. They follow the female leads direction into trouble and more emotional abuse of the male lead; hurting him seemed to be the female leads primary joy in life. The only thing that kept me from hoping for the female leads death, was that it might injure the other characters. I finally quit the book rather than spend any more time with that hateful character.
I think th e author tired of writing this book, wrapped it all up in a chapter and went on to other projects. These oops just slipped back in time books are fun and fascinating when you juxtapose present culture with the past. This book gets th right characters together to exploit these contrasts, then fails to do so and just says bye-bye. Don't waste your time.
This is the first book I have bought after reading the free sample. Wow, am I glad I bought the book! When you are dealing with a time-travel heavily invested in hard history that has chapters prefaced by epigraphs, be prepared for some real meat & prepare to engage your brain. I can't say enough good about this amazing book & the scope of the historical research by the author. I love the flawed main characters, just because they are so flawed. The mismatched couple are not only terrible together, but they bring out the worst of each other. It takes guts as an author to make your main characters unlikable. We're supposed to root for them, after all. This book is so good, I simply must poke at a couple little flaws I found in an otherwise masterful work: The Christian Irish of 1000 years ago are portrayed as more hedonistic, Pagan and polytheistic than I ever imagined. Yes, we all know many of the saints are simply deities disguised for Christian consumption, but great work, MacAvoy! Now, if only the author had worked a little harder at the history of the Vikings in Ireland. In contrast to the happily "Pagan" and "polytheistic" nudist, unhidden, happy sex lives of the "Christian" Irish, you have the "Heathen" Vikings depicted as monotheistic (there is only mention of Odin, who in this story is depicted as demanding human sacrifice--OOPS, not so! And Thor, portrayed as a thuggish dimwit--but the men worship only one or the other) The women are portrayed as repressed and powerless--which happened in Viking culture only AFTER the forced conversion to Christianity. Prior to that women had a lot of power. Plus, the Heathen Norse were true polytheistic with numerous Gods and an equal number of equally venerated Goddesses. My last complain is about Tinker, the heroic horse, but this must start with another compliment: The author not only knows equines, but knows the equines of Ireland. Tinker is an Irish Sport Horse, that is a modern breed (star of Grand Prix events up to & including the Olympics) which has as one parent a wonderful rare breed called the Irish Draught. Derval, besides being a PhD professor of Irish history, is an expert equestrienne, yet, we know that she objects to the "Irish Draught" half of Tinker's parentage because "there are no draft horses native to Ireland." For shame on the author who was such a horse lover's rock star--and even had the only hinnies (jenny mother, stallion father) I've ever seen in fiction. Despite the similarity in the names, an Irish Draught is *not* a draft horse. Instead they are world famous as heavy hunters, sport horses & the parent (in an outcross to a light breed) of the coveted Irish Sport Horses like the valiant Tinker. Do not let my couple of criticisms daunt you. If you love history--especially Irish history, you will love this book. If you love great storytelling, you will love this book. If you love horses, there are some unusual star equines I can guarantee you've never seen the likes of before.
I got this book because of the title. Spoiler alert, this isn't about the book of Kells. I liked the plot until almost to the end when it started to make less sense. It felt like the author had to find a way to finish the book and came up with, in my humble opinion, was a lukewarm ending.
The book involves accidental time travel. If you can't get past that, skip it. I used to seek out time-travel fantasies as a kid, but not so much as an adult as it tends to be a little formulaic.

Not knowing much about ancient Ireland, I'm glad I read this on a Kindle with an easily accessible on-line dictionary. It was heavily used while I was reading it.

The best part of the book was the development of the main characters. None are complex, but they are definitely unique from each other and from other books of fiction. The pace and plot are mostly steady, but the characters make up for it. The characters go by more than one name; pay attention as the informal and formal aliases are introduced lest you think they are new characters.
Do you know what it's like when a 5-star chef whom has cooked for you before and given you a meal to remember for life, who now has all the right ingredients and does all the right things, but the meal still doesn't quite satisfy? I cannot fault MacAvoy's characters, plot, historical research (which looks to be really extensive), and writing. It's all there, and it's all solid; but I just... I just didn't like the book or, really, the characters that were in it. I honestly don't think it's her fault? I have the feeling that it's like me not quite being able to taste all the nuances of a truffle or appreciate all the richness of foie gras or tell the difference between an 18-month-old oolong and a 6-month-old oolong... but I'd loved her Tea with a Black Dragon so much, and this one just fell flat for me.
Book of Kells: Selection download epub
History & Criticism
Author: Peter Brown
ISBN: 0500233268
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; First Edition edition (October 6, 1980)
Pages: 96 pages