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The Druid

(The first book in the Storytellers series)
A Novella by

Long long ago, when the pigs ate the apples off the trees and the birds flew upside down - so begins a tale by an Irish fireside. And thereby Frank Delaney, the New York Times bestselling author of Ireland, launches STORYTELLERS, a new series of short stories in the oral tradition, created specially for e-readers. In his first story, this master of the legendary form creates THE DRUID, a fascinating character full of cunning and false magic, who tries to win the hand of a beautiful girl.

This short story also includes the first chapter from Delaney's latest novel The Last Storyteller.

Excerpt from The Druid

Long long ago, when the pigs ate the apples off the trees and the birds flew upside down, there lived a crazy druid. Who wasn't crazy at all. He was a busy fellow, because the Irish people have always been interested in religion, and he made a good living by pretending sometimes to be crazy. Let's say that he was a man who had an unusual way with belief.

Let me straighten out something at the beginning. Our ancient times knew very few people as important as druids. They were learned men who could tell you the story of the world, and they committed everything to memory, because if it was written down somebody could steal it. They were wise men whose advice was sought by kings and commoners, because it was usually sound advice. They were mostly true men, who had the good of their people at heart, but of course now and then you'd find a few rogues, a few unscrupulous tricksters. Like the man I'm going to tell you about...

Genre: Fantasy

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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Druid (Frank Delaney Storytellers Book 1)
Author(s): Frank Delaney
Publisher: MEIER
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA