Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review-Brian Boru: Freedom within heart by Mark Mahon



                                                                                      
Book Name        -  Brian Boru
Author                -   Mark Mahon
Publisher            -   Self-Published
No.of Pages       -    297
Publishing Year -   2015
Edition               -   Kindle

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Rating : 4.5
 

Blurb


Mark Mahon is an award winning writer/director, and founder of Maron Pictures.

His first feature film, Strength & Honour my link text starred Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones and Richard Chamberlain. After notching up 24 wins and over 36 nominations/official selections from film festivals around the world, Strength & Honour was commercially released in over 22 countries.

Mark is a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy and Screen Directors Guild of Ireland.

He currently has a slate of various movie projects at different stages of development and is planning his next feature, based on the novel and graphic novel of Brian Boru - Freedom Within The Heart.


My review

Brian Boru is a story set in the era of AD 919. Story of a boy who knocked off the eye balls of Ivar of Limerick, who killed his parents and tried to murder his brother. Years later,  he comes back to take revenge and claim back his kingdom. The history of Brian Boru, which was debated for years by historians is portrayed with utmost conviction and a bit of fictional element. Every character is crafted carefully and with conviction. Each event is linked and interlinked seamlessly. Especially the method adopted by the villagers to get rid off the soldiers in their houses. I don't know if it has happened in history or if its just fiction but it was brilliant. 

The love relation between Brian and Saiorse is  rendered palpably. The depth of their passion is conveyed without unnecessary erotic build up, which itself proves the talent of the author. I am sure that the movie adaptation of the book will be exemplary.


Highlights

  • Crisp writing style
  • Character build up
  • Fast pace 
  • Conviction

Drawbacks

  • Violence by Ivar of Limerick was eerily inordinate.

One Liner


A gripping fictional adaptation of history of Brian Boru


Reviewed for the author
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


About the author


Mark Mahon is an award winning writer/director, and founder of Maron Pictures.

His first feature film, Strength & Honour my link text starred Michael Madsen, Vinnie Jones and Richard Chamberlain. After notching up 24 wins and over 36 nominations/official selections from film festivals around the world, Strength & Honour was commercially released in over 22 countries. 

Mark is a member of the Irish Film & Television Academy and Screen Directors Guild of Ireland. 

He currently has a slate of various movie projects at different stages of development and is planning his next feature, based on the novel and graphic novel of Brian Boru - Freedom Within The Heart.