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
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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...

  • Kevin Charman

    A new book series by Stephen Lawhead - one of my most favourite authors. Been looking forward to this book for a while, got it for Fathers Day - had to wait a few days before I could find time to star...

  • Carole-Ann

    Fall into the ancient lands of Erin (Eirlandia) and become engrossed in Celtic myth and legend. Lawhead has a soothing, steady-paced voice which makes reading his stories a LONG TIME not noticed (unti...

  • Paul

    I think the thing I love the most about Lawhead's books is that in every book I read he transports me back (or forward) and until I put the book down I am right there with the character. He does the s...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sylvia McIvers

    The Scálda are attacking the Irish. Add two stars if you like the High Fantasy style of writing.Connor's younger brother is jealous of him, and one of the Irish kings is colluding with the Scálda. T...

  • Glenn

    4.5 Stars A very good story... A much better series than his last one. Really enjoying the story of Conor and his friends......

  • Mary

    Not sure of the classification, but a pretty good story,: well-written, interesting plot, realistic characters. Will be looking for the sequels....