Troubador Irish Tales

Released: 28/09/2019

ISBN: 9781838590246

Format: Hardback

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Irish Tales


You’ve seen fairies before. Of course, you have. But not this. You’ve never seen anything like this. 
 Peadar Ó Guilín (from his foreword) 

Nick Larter’s Irish Tales is a collection of new fairy stories for adults. Its unifying theme is the decline of Faerie power in the face of the onward march of modernity. The stories tell of a King gradually losing control of his subjects and servants, and increasingly unable to influence the world of men. 

 Within these pages there are tales of both our own, and alternate Irelands; stories of the Easter Rising and of the Troubles; an homage to Francis Stuart, a nod to Harry Clarke. Here, the King makes a compact with a maverick entomologist; there, with a young Turkish civil engineer. A former British Army captain starts a vicious feud; a young family is menaced by Faerie badgers; a pregnant teenager seeks help from a Faerie abortionist, and a retired paramilitary man bears witness to the beginning of the end of the world.


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Nick Larter

Nick Larter lives and works in Ennis, County Clare. In a career criss-crossing four continents, he has worked as a professional consultant in areas as wide-ranging as moon-base design, information security, chemical weapons inspection, cosmonaut training, border control and orbital mechanics. A lifelong science fiction and fantasy fan, gamer and convention-goer, he began writing fiction in 2010. His other hobbies include chess, cooking with seaweed, insects and wild mushrooms, and vanishing into the nooks and crannies of the Burren. Irish Tales is his first book. He inhabits Twitter @thremnir.

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