book cover of Patrick
Added by 2 of our members

Patrick

(2003)
A novel by

 
 
Set in an era of brutal conflict and turmoil, this epic adventure is the first novel to tell the full story of the slave who became a saint, of the man who rose to the challenge of his time and changed the course of history. In the summer of 405AD, Irish raiders attack the western coast of Wales, carving a fiery swathe through the peaceful countryside. Among the survivors who are rounded up and taken back to Ireland is Succat: an impulsive sixteen-year-old son of a powerful Roman family. Succat is sold as a slave and put to work tending sheep. Repeated escape attempts lead to ever more brutal and savage beatings, until he comes to the attention of Cormac, a young novice Druid. The two strike up an unlikely friendship and, as Succat learns the ways of the Irish people, he is given a new name by the Druid: Patrick. With a new name begins Patrick's new life: he is married, and the two decide to return to his home to claim his inheritance, only to find his father's estate in ruins. So begins a calamitous journey that will lead him to Tours; see him join the Roman Legion as a soldier; suffer the the horrors of a plague-filled Rome; and thence back to Ireland, where he will embark on a mission forwhich his name will be remembered throughout history. In the spirit of Bernard Cornwell's Arthurian cycle, Patrick is a gritty and unsentimental portrait of one of the Western world's great icons, featuring an accurate and compelling rendering of the historical period -- an era full of brutal conflict, adventure, turmoil, and visionary inspiration.

Genre: Inspirational

Used availability for Stephen Lawhead's Patrick

Hardback Editions

May 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumb

Title: Patrick: Son of Ireland
Author(s): Steve Lawhead
ISBN: 1-4352-9007-0 / 978-1-4352-9007-5 (USA edition)
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   


March 2003 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Patrick: The Slave Who Became a Soldier
Author(s): Stephen Lawhead
ISBN: 0-00-714884-4 / 978-0-00-714884-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2003 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Patrick: Son of Ireland
Author(s): Stephen R Lawhead
ISBN: 0-06-001281-1 / 978-0-06-001281-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

1773 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Patrick
Author(s): Stephen Lawhead
ISBN: 0-00-714885-2 / 978-0-00-714885-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2010 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Patrick
Author(s): Stephen Lawhead
ISBN: 0-00-738504-8 / 978-0-00-738504-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2004 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumb

Title: Patrick: Son of Ireland
Author(s): Stephen R Lawhead
ISBN: 0-06-001282-X / 978-0-06-001282-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTorch
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2003 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Patrick
Author(s): Stephen Lawhead
ISBN: 0-00-716998-1 / 978-0-00-716998-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Patrick: Son of Ireland
Author(s): Stephen R Lawhead
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU