The Captives of Pirate Island

by Bernadette O'Connell



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/28/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781665562171
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 306
ISBN : 9781665562164

About the Book

The Captives of Pirate Island follows the story of the classical Irish myth of Cian and Enya. It is set in ancient Ireland on Tory Island, a windswept outcrop in the North Atlantic Ocean. Lord Balor of the Evil Eye, has locked his daughter Enya inside a shining tower to avoid the fulfillment of dark prophecy: her child will one day slay him. Because she is a free-spirited and strong-willed princess, Balor knows that it is just a matter of time before Enya will try to break free and see the world beyond her courtyard walls. For her entertainment, Balor brings Enya fine gifts seized during his piracy raids. His ship, the Seawolf, is the the scourge of the seas and the flagship of the North Atlantic Human Slave Trade. His finest gift is Blaze, a unicorn colt, that he rescued at sea during a mini-tsunami. To Enya’s surprise, her “adharcach” is a highly intelligent creature who learns to speak. Lord Balor also presents Enya with a magical cow that supplies all the island captives with a never-ending supply of rich milk. While galloping in disguise across Tory Island headlands on Blaze, Enya stumbles upon Cian, the Chieftain of Clan Ui Neill who is scouting her island to take back his stolen property: the magical cow. They fall in love and Enya soon sneaks him into her forbidden tower where they are handfasted. Enya soon becomes pregnant. How will her father, Lord Balor, react to news of his grandchild? Because Enya’s life is in mortal danger, how will Lord Cian free his new wife from Fort Balor, the heavily fortified, pirate garrison on the eastern side of the island? Chances of their rescue are grim and all are in desperate need of a miracle. Will love find a way?

About the Author

Bernadette O’Connell is an American, wife and mother of two children. She has been an elementary school teacher for over two decades. She lived in Dublin, Ireland with her Irish husband, Aedan, for seven years. When later homeschooling her children in America, she taught them the history of ancient Ireland from which she draws the inspiration for this writing. She presently lives in Baltimore, Maryland and is an active advocate for her children and for students with special needs.