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ST. MICHAEL'S BNS, TRIM, CO. MEATH.

TEACHER: JOHN BOYLAN

E-Mail address- sod@indigo.ie


VIKING BOOK REVIEW.


Murtagh TITLE: Murtagh the Warrior.

AUTHOR: Roger Chatterton Newman.

PUBLISHER: The Children's Press, 45 Palmerstown Road, Dublin.

Murtagh the Warrior is about three men from the island of Rathlinn. Brother Padraig, a monk, Donal Mor, an old warrior, and Murtagh, a warrior to be. This book is the second in a series the author has written about the same character Murtagh, the first book was called Murtagh and the Vikings. It tells how Murtagh, who lived on the island of Rathlinn, was captured by Vikings and brought to Norway. He had many adventures but finally came home.

This book continues the story. He set off with Brother Padraig to warn the high king about the Vikings who had attacked the island of Rathlinn. On the journey they come across bandits and save the kings treacherous brother Prince Conal from a hungry pack of wolves. When they reach the high king's camp Murtagh suspected a traitor who is close to the king. But that's not all.

The high king still had to deal the men of Leinster and the Vikings. In the end the assasin and the traitor are found and banished from the mainland of Ireland. I thought this book was brilliant and full of action and I would give it nine marks out of ten.

by Shane Deegan


Updated June 1997 by the Viking Network
IRISH CO-ORDINATOR Michael Farry. sod@indigo.ie


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