In the Region of the Summer Stars

In the Region of the Summer Stars

In the Region of the Summer Stars by Stephen R. Lawhead is the start of an epic fantasy adventure series set in a realm rich in imagination and intrigue, and steeped in the wonder of the Celtic Otherworld.

The isle of Eirlandia has been ravaged by the barbarian Scálda, who seek to conquer all. The High King has called for the warring clans and tribes of the Tuatha DeDanann to set aside their feuds and unite to fight to save their nation.

Conor is the first-born son of the Celtic king Ardan mac Orsi. He should have been battlechief, but a birthmark casts him as unclean and that honor has fallen to his younger brother Liam. Conor is resigned to his fate, but wishes he could do something to earn his tribe’s respect.

Sometimes wishes take unexpected turns—when Conor is wrongly accused of theft and cast out of his tribe, he embarks on a dangerous mission to not only prove his innocence but to expose the treachery that led him on this path. He also seeks the ethereal beauty he saw being abducted by the Scálda. Convinced that she is no mortal woman, but one of the faéry, Conor must find and rescue her.

Because he knows that if the Scálda gain the secret of faéry magic, they will conquer his homeland.

Title:In the Region of the Summer Stars
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765383440
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About Stephen R. Lawhead

Stephen R. Lawhead is an internationally acclaimed author of mythic history and imaginative fiction. His works include Byzantium, Patrick, and the series The Pendragon Cycle, The Celtic Crusades, and The Song of Albion.


    In the Region of the Summer Stars Reviews

  • Jason Koivu

    (I received an audiobook version of this courtesy of Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.)Historical fiction writer Stephen R. Lawhead has been on my radar for a little while now, so when I was...

  • Kate Frantz

    LAWHEAD IS BACK.I was a tad disappointed in Bright Empires (enjoyable, but not as epic as Pendragon or Albion), so when I saw a new series coming out I was hopeful - and I did well to put my hope in t...

  • Adam Duclos

    I managed to get through the first chapter or two of this book. It wasn't great. It needed better writing and a better editor. For example, the prologue has this one guy show up to a crappy village, a...

  • Bonnie

    I have enjoyed readng all of Stephen Lawhead's books and I enjoyed reading this one as well. Some of the character personalities were reminiscent of characters in Lord of the Rings. I would have given...

  • Dave Courtney

    I am a big Lawhead fan, so whatever bias might come from that I am perfectly okay with acknowledging up front. That said, while there are some really great moments and some genuine potential, In the R...

  • Jennie Webb

    I loved going to Eirlandia, and also back to Avalon, with Stephen Lawhead! (I've read all of his fiction books except for a few of the children's.) I really enjoyed the characters and the story, even ...

  • Nathan

    I have read all of Lawhead's work. He is my favorite author, and this is a fine work. However, it was not as good as many of his previous works. The story is interesting and the characters are very go...

  • Danielw

    Lawhead is back in his wheelhouse with this book. Within 20 pages I knew I liked it better than his Bright Empire series. That may be because I liked the main protagonist (Conor mac Arden) better than...

  • William Bode

    In the Region of the Summer StarsLawhead moves me and makes me think, In the Region of the Summer Stars does not disappoint and yet begs the question when in the series will we see the familiar links ...

  • Raymond Just

    The best thing Lawhead has written in a long time, and a promising start for a new series. This first installment is both reminiscent of Stephen's early work (which was always very good), while also r...