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The Feast Randy Lee Eickhoff

The Feast

Randy Lee Eickhoff

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ISBN : 9780312866471
Hardcover
254 pages
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Acclaimed historian and storyteller Randy Lee Eickhoff continues for modern readers the saga he began with The Raid, revealing more of the incredible feats of Cuchulainn, the Boy-warrior. If The Raid is Irelands The Iliad, then The Feast is itsMoreAcclaimed historian and storyteller Randy Lee Eickhoff continues for modern readers the saga he began with The Raid, revealing more of the incredible feats of Cuchulainn, the Boy-warrior. If The Raid is Irelands The Iliad, then The Feast is its Odyssey. Eickhoffs bold retelling conveys the lyricism and passion of Irelands ancient inhabitants. They passed these stories down through a rich oral tradition beginning in the eighth century B.C. until they could be written down by Medieval monks on illuminated manuscripts in the seventh century.The Feast is a modern translation of one of Fled Bricriu, one of Irelands most thrilling and humorous legends. Three men, each striving to be named Champion of Conchobors realm enter into a battle of wits and swords in an effort to enjoy the privileges accorded to the national champion. As the heroic competition unfolds, visits to and from the otherworld threaten to unmask the true nature of the gathering. And at the center remains Bricriu, god of mischief and creator of the most delicious and devilish banquet the world has ever seen.