The Fionn mac Cumhaill Series is a series of Irish mythological and adventure novels based around some of the early events outlined in Macgnímartha Finn (The Boyhood Deeds of Fionn).
An exciting contemporary version of a narrative that’s almost a thousand years old, the Fionn mac Cumhaill Series recounts the adventures of the young Fionn (known as Demne) and the people who protected him during his upbringing at Ráth Bládhma: his aunt Bodhmhall, the woman warrior Liath Luachra, Fiacail mac Codhna and Muirne Muncháem.
Although the series is a work of fiction, it is far more historically accurate than any other existing version of the tales and aligns completely with the original 12th century manuscript on which it is based. This series also introduces rare ancient Irish cultural concepts and tribal systems that have not previously been used in published works.
There are six novels planned:
Book 1: FIONN: Defence of Ráth Bladhma (available in ebook and also in paperback)
Book 2: FIONN: Traitor of Dún Baoiscne (available in ebook form and in paperback)
Book 3: FIONN: The Adversary (available in ebook form and in paperback)
Book 4: FIONN: The Salmon of Secret Wisdom
Book 5: Untitled
Book 6: Untitled
A prequel short story FIONN: The Stalking Silence is available free in ebook and audiobook form on this site and at all major ebook stores.
This unique Irish fantasy series allows some of the stranger and less well known elements from Irish mythology to be introduced in an accessible manner. Although the books are painstakingly researched and as authentic as possible, they’re also pure, unadulterated action and adventure.
The first book in the series (FIONN: The Defence of Ráth Bládhma) recently obtained 4th place (out of 300) in the highly competitive SPFBO 2016 fantasy competition.