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A wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland, which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her, and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers - a glorious array of unforgettable chaA wonderfully written fantasy set in the west of Ireland, which tells of the coming of the Great Queen who is bent on bringing destruction to the world. Only Pidge and Brigit can stop her, and their task seems impossible as they're constantly trailed by the queen's hounds. But they're aided in their quest by a host of willing helpers - a glorious array of unforgettable characters....

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ISBN : 9780192752819
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Number of Pages : 480 Pages
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The Hounds of the Mórrígan Reviews

  • Elizabeth
    2018-10-15 05:58

    It's difficult to know what I could add to this discussion thread that hasn't been covered, as I agree with so many of the accolades given to O'Shea's lyrical storytelling and the richness of the world he's created here. Like several other reviewers, I find this is a book I return to because I just never tire of this finely wrought fairy tale. One reviewer used the term "lovable" and though it's one I normally wouldn't apply or even spontaneously think of in relation to a book (sounds kind of gooey), it's a word that resonated with me for this one, I think because I fell so hard and far for the two protagonists. Bridget and Pidge are rendered so well they manage to be simultaneously plucky and vulnerable, likeable in a way many books strive to make their child characters. By some rare alchemy, O'Shea never falls into the cloyingly-cute trap so many authors do. There's a strong current of familial affection that feels very practical and real, the feeling of mingled frustration, responsibility and charmed delight an older brother feels toward a much-younger girl sibling who's got a lot of guts and very little awareness of danger. There's much courage on display here, not a rare commodity in fantasy books but one remarkably well articulated in this one, maybe because the author recognizes that bravery for a child isn't the reach it is for an adult. So you never feel like the kids' intrinsic bravery is ickily eulogized. To me, this had the feeling of A Wrinkle in Time and the appeal of seeing those stubbornly human characters in an imaginatively unearthly setting. The adventures the kids have will feel both familiar and new to adults and even kids familiar with Tolkein and the conventions of classic European "quest" fairy tales. They travel a winding road to protect (or retrieve) powerful magic, they meet a dense and lively array of fully-realized characters, they encounter mythical figures as well as wholly original creations, they battle pure evil as well as simple weakness and despicable collaboration. Sure, you know this pattern as well as you know the story of Pinocchio, but it can still surprise and charm you when it's in the hands of someone as talented as this writer. Throughout, O'Shea does a splendid job of being inspired by existing mythology but not slavishly restricted by it. But I think what sets this book apart from so many others who only wish they were as readable and stick-in-your-memory enduring, is the sparkling humor that glints off the often poetic language. There's a great deal of subtle wit and even overt slapstick in here, which balances the violence and tension that's also present on almost every page. An engrossing story, appealing characters, humor, danger, good, evil, eels, dogs, headless heroes. It's got it all. I think you'll care about what happens to the heroes of this story because they are exactly the companions you'd want to keep you company — and keep you laughing — on a long, hard road.

  • Michelle Durnsford
    2018-10-01 23:13

    I have a very warm place in my heart for this book. I was given it as a Christmas present when it first came out in paperback, many moons ago when I was of the target age group and I was instantly swept away to the emerald isle and lived in its wondrous mythology from start to finish. I reread it many times and found new bits everytime, and I guess it became a comfort read for those times when I needed to escape reality for a while. Now many years later I have children of my own and I read it to them (complete with some very dodgy Irish accents!) and they were every bit as gripped as I was. They hung on every word. There is plenty of action to keep 2 boys happy and the pacing is spot on. I have never understood why this didn't become an instant classic!

  • Ellinor
    2018-10-01 01:25

    The Hounds of the Morrigan is one of the best children's/YA fantasy novels I .ever read I wish it was better known outside Ireland, the place where it is set. It deals a lot with Irish/Celtic Myths. This makes it special and sets it appart from the fantasy books you usually find, which are often more or less just variations of The Lord of The Rings or Narnia.The story is set both in modern-day Ireland and in a fantasy world through the two protagonists, ten-year-old pidge and his little sister Bridget have to escape from the Morrigan (goddess of battle, strife, and sovereignty) and her hounds. On their way the children are often helped by animals and have to fulfill several tasks. In its structure and the appearance of the ancient Celtic gods, The Hounds of the Morrigan is similar to The Weirdstone of Brisingamen. Of the two I prefer the Morrigan. It is more fast-paced and the fantasy elements used are more varied.

  • Tim Collins
    2018-10-18 02:22

    I so seldom give 1 star and this really should be more of a 1.5. Never have I been so incredibly bored and unmoved by a young adult book. The real issue here is how pointless the entirely plot is and how weak the main characters are. The plot is summed up best by this: Pidge and Bridget must stop an evil witch. They have no idea where they are going but they go. A god-like good guy (the Dadga) is watching over them and sending animals to help them along there journey. The journey includes Pidge saying a lot of things like this: "Oh no, the hounds are nearby. Oh no where do we go? Oh look an animal sent by Dadga to help us. Oh now we are alone and lost. Oh now another animal is sent by the Dadga to help us. Oh now we are alone and lost. Oh yet another animal is sent by the Dadge..." and on and on an on.This book had to be ordered online because it's out of print. It should probably stay out of print. That being said, it would make a really good anime movie.

  • Alberto
    2018-10-14 23:18

    It makes me wonder if I've ever gone on any adventures I've forgotten, as well. Do other people ever get an inexpiable feeling whenever they see a weasel?

  • l.
    2018-10-11 23:25

    Growing tired of looking at the table landscape, Breda Fairfoul yawned and allowed a small frown to appear on her forehead.‘It becomes tedious between moves,’ she remarked and to pass the time, she began to read a book by a great Russian genius whose name was Tolstoy. The name of the book was ‘War and Peace.’ As she read, she chewed her tobacco quid with relish and spat from time to time.[...]Breda closed the book.‘Too much Peace; not enough War,’ she complained with a profound, critical air and threw the book out of the glasshouse.‘I believe I might like to invent a new kind of rat,’ she added, and dressed in cap and gown and wearing a pair of thick-lensed, horn-rimmed spectacles, she sat at a small laboratory bench, boiling various things in glass round-bottomed flasks; while she studied a Biology textbook and one on Advanced Chemistry, for her B.Sc, because even Gods must work with what already exists in the Universe, especially nowadays.

  • Elizabeth
    2018-10-07 00:28

    Just like the protagonist, Pidge, who finds a book under strange circumstances, I found this book originally at a library book sale and was strangely drawn to it. I loved it! O'Shea is (was?) a wonderful storyteller. The characters are alive and vivid. The dialogue is very well-written and gives a very Irish flavor to the book. The exposition is never heavy-handed or clumsy, which I always find is a tendency in books with a fantasy setting. The fantastic aspects themselves are told so simply and convincingly that it gives the entire book a dreamy feel, and it makes the reader leave the book with the sense that anything can happen in the real world as well.This was one of my favorite books as a 10-11 year old; it's also a favorite book in my family in general. I strongly recommend it.

  • Laura
    2018-10-20 07:03

    I love to re-read this novel every couple years. It should be considered a children's classic. It's so amazing! Pat O'Shea's writing is lyrical, beautiful, humorous, and incredibly imaginative! The twists and turns are unexpected but believable. Even though I know what's going to happen, I always feel the children's fear and tension when the hounds are nearby. Pidge, down-to-earth and protective, and Brigit with her courage and literal humor are two of the most delightful characters in children's literature. The cast of characters move the story along, but Pidge and Brigit are the novel's real stars!

  • Kim
    2018-10-21 00:17

    There are many books I read as a child that I've thought to pass on to my own children, but only rarely have I discovered the same sort of books as an adult. The Hounds of the Morrigan absolutely fits into this category. It's longer than many of those favorite childhood books, but it contains just the right amounts of adventure, humor, and sweetness. And if it proves too long for the children in my life to read themselves, I think it'd be tremendous fun to read aloud. If you enjoy fond memories of Lloyd Alexander, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Roald Dahl, J.R.R. Tolkien, or C.S. Lewis, give Pat O'Shea a read.

  • Mai
    2018-10-17 04:03

    Let me just say, if you haven't read this charming, adventure packed book, you are missing out! I suppose it falls into the category of fantasy, technically, but it differs from standard fantasy in a lot of ways. The protagonist, Pidge, is quite young and the main relationship dynamic of the book is between him and his younger sister Brigit, who is, as he describes her, "five years old and five years daft." They're extremely protective of each other and perfectly happy in each others' company, which is extremely and it's nice not to have contrived sibling conflict for the sake of drama. I might be a little biased when it comes to this book, given that it's set in Ireland and gives a rare, accurate idea of rural, Irish life, even if it about 50 years ago. What really makes this book special is not so much the accuracy of the facts but rather the tone. O'Shea writes like an old seanachaí might tell a story, in a whimsical, light hearted manner, but dealing with grief and evil just as much as with humour and heroism. I think any fan of Celtic mythology will definitely swoon for this book, it presents a fantastic vision of Irish gods and heroes, by turns awe inspiring and hilarious. The story is an old fashioned quest, with clear notions of good and evil. Pidge and Brigit go on a great journey to prevent the return to power of the Morrígan, an Irish battle goddess of war and death. She is hunting for a stone that is smeared with her own dried blood, having been shot at her from a sling during an ancient battle. If she should find the stone, she will use it to dissolve a powerful entity, imprisoned on paper by St. Patrick, called Olc Glas (Irish for 'green evil') and consume him. By this act, she would regain her old power and drag the world back to the old days of war, chaos and death. Along their way, the brother and sister meet many strange and wonderful people, including many figures from Celtic mythology and more from O'Shea's vivid imagination and there is an emphasis on the importance of charity, hospitality to strangers and kindness to everybody, regardless of their appearance. Good deeds done for weaker people often return to act in Pidge and Brigit's favour, and for all that this is a tale of pagan mythology, there is a distinctly Christian tone. The character of the Dagda for example, seems to be allegorical in nature, although whether this is intentional, I can't say. The book is filled with vibrant, colourful images and stunning descriptive passages. As a general rule, I find overly descriptive books boring, but the imagery in this book is too gorgeous to skim over. The one caveat I would mention, would be that occasionally the dialogue is a little hard to understand, as it is written in an Irish dialect sometimes, but having met non-Irish people who have read and loved the book, I guess perhaps it isn't a huge barrier.Can't recommend this book strongly enough. I always feel lighter and refreshed when I reread it.

  • Michelle
    2018-09-28 07:26

    Equal parts humor, cute, suspense, folklore and fantasy makes for an excellent read. I wish I could compile all my favorite passages to just prove that this book was very artfully written and deserves a high rating.Ten-year old Pidge (nickname for P.J. which is short for Patrick James or something) and his five-year old sister Brigit expect to have a normal day waiting for the return of their father from a trip. But they are soon approached by Boodie and Patsy, a delightful odd couple who explain that the book Pidge had bought from a used book store the day prior had released Olc-Glas, a terrible serpent. Olc-Glas is sought by the Goddess of Death, War and Destruction--a three-aspect woman who will now track the children with their hounds. They must find a stone that bears the blood of the Goddess to destroy the serpent, while the Goddess wants the blood to restore her old strength.The characters they meet along the way are priceless. Some of my favorites include Cooroo, the clever dog-fox who is their companion through the majority of the quest, Pudeneen, the hapless frog, and the Seven Maines, first seen with just their heads as they had been beheaded during a previous war. The humor and yet the depth of these side characters helps the serious quest of the children move along and touched me.I had read this many years ago and I remember loving it then. Rereading it now, I had not remembered much of the story at all and have discovered that even though many years have passed since I last read it, I still treasure the story.

  • Clare
    2018-10-19 03:14

    I read this beautiful Irish story in the 8th grade. If you're not one for thick books and small print, I wouldn't suggest this one to you. Or at least, find it in on tape or something. It's a story about a brother and sister who become caught up in a magical battle between good and evil and will ultimately determine which way the world sways in terms of sin or salvation. It's a gorgeous celtic tale that I would recommend to anyone with a vivid imagination. There's nothing that can't or wont happen in this book.

  • Laura
    2018-09-29 07:10

    Seriously the best book I haphazardly stumbled upon and bought impulsively at a bookstore. It is a fantastic youth lit novel, about magic and godesses of destruction and death and celtic mythology and ireland. also, it is deliciously long so there is plenty to read and enjoy.

  • Becca
    2018-09-28 02:22

    Hm, I wish I could give this 3.5 stars.This landscape crackles with Celtic magic. Every weed in the sidewalk and cloud in the sky is weighty with folkloric significance as two spunky children go on a brave journey to thwart the evil Morrigan--the triple goddess of death and war and destruction. They encounter the whole pantheon of Celtic gods and goddesses-- Brigit and Angus Og, The Dagda--heroes and warriors-- Finn MacCool and the seven Maines, druids and giants and helping beasts.This is the only fantasy quest novel I can think of where Good seems to have the upper hand on Evil. This is not Middle Earth where Evil is so obviously superior and Good is so faulty and unaided. Here the children are protected, reassured and guided every step along the journey. Even when things seem terribly dangerous, they are saved by one Deus Ex Machina after another. The evil Morrigan obey the cosmic rules that keep The Dagda-- the good god-- on top and the children safe from their evil plans. And although we sometimes wonder if the children can pull off their quest, we never doubt that good will somehow win in the end.Oddly enough, it makes the story a bit unsatisfying. Where's the real threat-- what's the point of the adventure if you know how it's all going to turn out? Especially since the children don't even get to learn from their adventure-- in the end, after meeting gods and running with heroes, they forget any of it ever happened. So as a hero quest--- it sort of fails. There was no real risk, and the heroes don't learn anything from their adventure. Strange!That complaint aside, this is a young adult book, and I remember being entranced as a kid by the reassuring way that help always swoops in at the last moment-- even if the help was in a bizarre form, the kids were always rescued. And talking animals, druids, clever tests of mettle! As a reader-kid, I identified so intensely with the characters, it's probably good they were kept safe from real harm, and made to forget. Then maybe... it could have happened to me, too, and I just forgot all about it! It's a geeky fantasy kid's dream come true.

  • Alex
    2018-10-13 05:04

    A beautiful tale through the Irish Mythologies. It makes me want to read more about it, and see if this story and the myths line up. Following Pige and his sister Brigit this story is about how they meet many of the heroes in Irish folklore all while trying to defeat the Morrigan and her brood. Really can't say much more than that without telling the whole story basically if you can get a copy to read do it, as it is magical, sweet, and one of those stories that you can read again and again and think to yourself, I forgot that part!----------------------------------------------------------------------- I truly enjoy this book. It is a wonderful story that many may find to be more of a fairy tale than they thought it would be. It is a story that takes you all over Ireland and through their mythology. Irish myths and fairy tales are not things that I grew up with so it was wonderful to read about them. A wonderful book that would make a great bedtime read aloud. Pidge is a young boy who lives in rural Ireland in a small village that still marvels at airplanes. He goes into a shop and finds an old piece of paper that seems to be from the middle ages and contains intricate celtic knots that seem to have a snake in them. This is the beginning. The snake is an ancient evil and is being sought after by and even older evil the Morrigan a goddess of death and war and destruction. She is three and they will stop at nothing to hunt down Pidge and gain the power of the snake. Pidge goes on a journey with his little sister and together they must destroy the snake. They have to travel through the land of faerie where they meet all sorts of Irish myths and legends all while being hunted by the hounds of war. The story would appeal to kids third grade on up, but the book itself is more for sixth grade on up. A great read and one that I am so glad I picked up

  • Kathi
    2018-09-23 05:13

    I found _The Hounds of the Morrigan_ to be a light fantasy. The story moves right along and probably is more appropriate for a YA audience, but I enjoyed it. I have a fascination with Irish mythology and history, so that was part of the attraction for me. There are many good life lessons throughout the story--pay it forward, be kind to the earth and its creatures, be attentive to the moment, distinguish between wants and needs, etc.--but the author manages to not lecture the reader. My main quibble is that I don't like the title--while the Hounds are important, they are not the key to the story.

  • Nic
    2018-10-01 03:06

    Has a straightforward, classic plot - children attempt a journey, aided by magical allies, to find an item that will allow them to cast down a villain, while the villain's minions follow them. Many of the minor characters are original and fun or have interesting mythological basis.All that said . . .My biggest problem with this book was the utter lack of tension for most of it. The pace picks up at the very end, when suddenly the villain's hounds become actually almost dangerous, but for most of the book:A. The hounds are under magical restraints that prevent them from actually running the children down unless the children literally run from them, and the kids know this, and simply walk when the hounds are in sight. The author does not take the opportunity to make the trailing hounds (which are large and intelligent and can talk and theoretically would like very much to kill the kids) at all creepy. They just keep their distance and don't speak, and the kids aren't afraid of them at all.B. The hounds are never close for more than half a chapter before a cheerful new character appears to befriend the children and distract the hounds away.C. The author periodically assures the reader of how the kids are not really in danger and are not at all scared. This utterly destroyed any semblance of tension for me.Also, while I recognize that heavy description is part of the book's style, I thought it often went overboard. Sometimes I would notice a piece of description that would have been vivid and strong were it not embedded in a paragraph of dense description (and that in a page of dense description, and that in a book filled with ridiculously dense description).I also really don't like it when fantasy books end with the protagonist being forced to forget the whole thing. I feel cheated. It's almost as bad as the "it was all a dream!" ending.

  • Cin
    2018-09-25 00:18

    Me llama mucho la atención el asunto de la mitología celta. En el libro aparece más de un druida, además de algunos personajes famosos de esta cultura. Y quiero dejar bien claro que yo de los celtas no sé más allá de la existencia de los druidas, así que este libro me deja con ganas de aprender más de esa cultura.Respecto a los personajes principales debo decir que estoy encantada con Brigit. Es una niña enérgica y parlanchina que nunca se calla lo que piensa. En su inocencia (tiene cinco años), le da igual hablarle a una rana que a una deidad, y aunque a veces puede ser un poco insolente, creo que eso forma parte de su encanto. No es una niña que me gustaría criar, definitivamente, pero leerla ha sido muy divertido. En resumen: es un libro que disfruté mucho. Creo que este libro es de esos que me dan ganas de leerle a un niño, para ver sus reacciones. ¿Les dije que es muy mágico? Porque lo es. Acá va otro que se va a la lista de los libros que me habría gustado leer cuando era pequeña.

  • Echo
    2018-10-01 00:04

    I'm not entirely sure what I think of this now that I've finished. I enjoyed the story and most of the characters (a few of the minor characters the children interacted with got on my nerves a little). I thought it was interesting and well-written. On the other hand, it seemed a little long. It's not that it dragged in any particular spot, or that there was any place where I could say, "That wasn't important and could have been cut out." It's just that 600 pages of following two young children seemed a little much. I enjoyed the book, though, and I think it was well-worth my time.

  • Ethan Rose
    2018-10-04 01:18

    I found this book to be a fun romp through Irish Mythology. It is definately a middle reader book without any really horific or tragic happening. The protaganists are two young children who wander almost aimlessly through the adventure. They are helped along by various characters out of Celtic mythology. Pat O'shea knows her myths and presents them in an amusing way.

  • Will
    2018-10-02 23:25

    THIS BOOK IS AWESOME (or at least that's what I said when I was 10).

  • Cristina Cumbo
    2018-09-24 03:01

    Alcuni elementi ricordano incredibilmente Narnia, altri invece (la maggior parte) sono legati alla mitologia celtica. La storia è ambientata tra la verdeggiante Irlanda e un altro mondo parallelo, dove tutto può accadere. Eppure, nonostante ami il fantasy, questo romanzo non è riuscito a farmi volare con la fantasia, a rapirmi dal mondo reale, a far sì che la voglia di proseguire la lettura fosse più forte di qualsiasi altra occupazione. Più volte mi sono persa e questo è forse dovuto anche al fatto che il linguaggio utilizzato sia abbastanza complesso, piuttosto arcaico e che la traduzione italiana non renda bene alcuni giochi di parole che in inglese forse sarebbero più comprensibili.In conclusione, il romanzo sembra essere la narrazione di un sogno, a tratti dalle caratteristiche grottesche di un incubo. Vi è il classico affidamento di un compito di fondamentale importanza a uno o più protagonisti umani che devono intraprendere un viaggio, approcciando con la magia e con elementi che nel mondo umano sono solo fantasia. Nonostante la storia sia indirizzata a lettori giovani, credo che questi ultimi potrebbero annoiarsi sia per lo stile adottato, che per l'eccessiva lunghezza. I lettori più grandi, magari appassionati di mitologia celtica, potrebbero apprezzare. La storia c'era, ma era anche necessario riuscire a svolgerla nel migliore dei modi senza creare confusioni tra personaggi ed espressioni non comprensibili. Forse la versione del testo originale potrebbe dare più soddisfazione.Recensione completa qui: https://sakomar.blogspot.it/2017/09/r...

  • Matteo Mazzoli
    2018-09-20 06:23

    "La pietra del vecchio pescatore" è una storia affascinante, emozionante e che lascia un segno come un bel sogno da cui ci si è appena destati al mattino. I due protagonisti, Pidge e Brigit, sono ragazzini brillanti, che si lasciano trasportare dall'avventura ma che al tempo stesso plasmano il loro destino, immersi nel carosello di personaggi magici, siano essi buoni o malvagi, che altro non sono se non la personificazione e la rappresentazione "fiabesca" dei miti celtici. Vengono citati il Dagda, il Dio buono e magnanimo, in contrapposizione alla malvagia Morrigan, dea della guerra e della distruzione, l'eroe Cuchulain e tanti altri, che si presentano ai ragazzi sotto mentite spoglie per aiutarli o sconfiggerli. Un bel viaggio, per altro condito da un linguaggio a volte buffo ma sempre coerente con l'ambientazione di un'Irlanda del Faerie, l'Altro Mondo, un mondo di magiche creature che sopravvive intorno a noi, a volte lasciando un velo dischiuso per guardarvi dentro, altre, purtroppo, dimenticato e abbandonato in un tempo in cui forse si è disimparato a guardare la realtà con gli occhi di un bambino. Questo libro ci insegna a tornare indietro, a cercare in noi la scintilla di innocenza e meraviglia che abbiamo perduto per strada, e a risvegliarla, affrontando il viaggio fra le verdi terre irlandesi, partendo da Galway fino ad un mondo di sogno.

  • Kiri
    2018-10-20 05:15

    How have I not read this book in years?! I used to read this book almost once a year when I was around 5 or 6 all the way up to my teens. I randomly remembered it and knew I had to read it. It's a big book but zooms by.The plot is very basic to any Hero mythology but I'll flesh it out in a few sentences: Pidge and Bridget are an older brother and younger sister who get chosen to lead a fantastical adventure in another world parallel to ours in Ireland. Their quest is to rid the world of evil in the form of the Morrigan. They have good forces on their side to help as much they can, but in the end, it's solely up to them.This is an amazing, warm, engrossing, lovable, funny fantasy novel. It can be read as an adult or as a child. The adventure the children go on is something you can relate to, though it's in a fantasy world, and O'Shea does a wonderful job making you feel like a child again if you read this book as an adult.The only reason I don't give this book 5 stars (and this is because I'm an adult now; the child-me would give 5 stars) is because in almost every chapter, Pidge and Bridget meet someone new. It's not like this REALLY bothered me, but I was hoping they would have more time alone to figure out the quest. But some of me also thinks that since they were alone at the end, perhaps that was the point? To show that help is always nearby?If you're wondering where the "hounds" come in - they are the Morrigans servants who trail the children when they are in the other world...as long as the children do not run, the hounds cannot chase them or hurt them, but have to keep their distance. As soon as the children enter the fantasy world, they (and you) always remember the hounds in the back of your mind.I love this book and whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a light fantasy novel. Don't expect high fantasy, but you will enjoy it nevertheless. It also makes you wonder if you've ever been on an epic adventure of your own and just don't remember...

  • Kristin
    2018-10-18 03:18

    A formative book for me during my middle-school years (for heaven's sake I still am waiting for an encounter with a talking fox) that went hand-in-hand with my love of The Hobbit and A Wizard of Earthsea. It's definitely aimed at a younger audience, but with plenty of good stuff, both mythology and humor-wise for adults to dig into. I realize it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I love it so much I own three different copies! I will forever be mis-pronouncing "Morrigan" though.

  • Silvia Martinez-Markus
    2018-09-25 04:01

    Aunque en la contraportada del libro lo comparen con Tolkien, no llega al nivel de las obras maestras de este autor único, pero sí al de Michael Ende y su "Historia interminable".La escritora tardó diez años en escribirlo y se nota. Las descripciones son muy buenas, aunque en algunos momentos ralenticen la acción principal. La trama está bien desarrollada y los protagonistas resultan muy simpáticos y tiernos.

  • LeonaCarstairs
    2018-09-20 07:10

    The Hounds of the Morrigan is such a wonderful tale and I very much enjoyed it when I found an old copy at my library a couple years back. The Irish mythology is well executed, the plot is interesting, the villain is creepy, this book was just great in all aspects. I highly recommend this novel, and I feel it is very underrated.

  • Anne Marie Gazzolo
    2018-09-24 06:02

    I read this for a class about Celtic myths in children's literature. An engaging story of a 10-year-old boy and his five-year-old sister who meet many strange, wonderful, and terrible beings from Irish myths while on their quest to save their world from the evil queen/goddess the Morrigan. Fun to read.

  • Veronica Zammarchi
    2018-09-22 02:05

    La storia è bella, ma leggere questo libro è stato difficile per me.

  • Darth Miky
    2018-10-16 02:20

    Da bimba me lo sarei goduto di più. Oggi mi ha un po' annoiata. Ammetto di aver saltato dei capitoli. :P