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Grania

(1986)
She-King of the Irish Seas
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Here is an extraordinary novel about real-life Irish chieftain Grace O Malley. From Morgan Llywelyn, bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century novels, comes the story of a magnificent, sixteenth-century heroine whose spirit and passion are the spirit and passion of Ireland itself.

Grania (Gaelic for Grace) is no ordinary female. And she lives in extraordinary times. For even as Grania rises as her clan's unofficial head and breadwinner and learns to love a man, she enters a lifelong struggle against the English forces of Queen Elizabeth--her nemesis and alter ego.

Elizabeth intends to destroy Grania's piracy and shipping empire--and so subjugate Ireland once and for all. But Grania, aided by Tigernan, her faithful (and secretly adoring) lieutenant, has no choice but to fight back. The story of her life is the story of Ireland's fight for solidarity and survival--but it's also the story of Grania's growing ability to love and be strong at the same time.

Morgan Llywelyn has written a rich, historically accurate, and passionate novel of divided Ireland--and of one brave woman who is Ireland herself.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"Grania is Morgan Llywelyn's best book yet. Her characters spring instantly to life and the reader remains captivated from first page to last." - Jean Marie Auel


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Hardback Editions

April 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-517-55951-X / 978-0-517-55951-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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March 1986 : Hardback

Title: Grania: She-King Of The Irish Seas
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 5551370860 / 978-5551370864
Publisher: Crown Publishing, NY
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-7653-1808-3 / 978-0-7653-1808-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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September 2006 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: Grania
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-7653-4608-7 / 978-0-7653-4608-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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October 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-7653-0838-X / 978-0-7653-0838-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Forge Books
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August 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Grania
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-7515-1331-8 / 978-0-7515-1331-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Grania
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-7221-5682-0 / 978-0-7221-5682-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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July 1987 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
ISBN: 0-8041-0116-7 / 978-0-8041-0116-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ivy Books
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Kindle Editions

February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Grania: She-King of the Irish Seas
Author(s): Morgan Llywelyn
Publisher: Forge Books
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