GEORGE Nash set himself one major goal when her retired as the long-serving manager of the Killarney Technology Innovation Centre last February – he was determined to write a book.
And seven months on, aided by the quietness of the lockdown, he has achieved that goal and he has now published his first novel.
Titled Uneasy Quest, he describes the publication as historical fiction but with a lot of historical facts.
Set at the time of the first Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century, much of the later parts of the book are based in Killarney which should be of enormous interest to locals.
George’s book charts the story of a foreign army landing in Wexford at the invitation of Diarmaid MacMurrough, King of Leinster, and Strongbow’s Norman invasion of Ireland begins.
Huw Ashe, a young Welsh archer, and his Norman father have joined the invading forces to escape a death sentence in Wales. Becoming a ruthless warrior, Huw forges alliances with the powerful warring factions of Munster and makes new and dangerous enemies.
With Bridín O’Brien, an Irish noblewoman, he finds a love that bridges class and language barriers and endures separation, conflict and hardship.
As Huw and his family become the targets of a vicious revenge quest, he and Bridín must strive to find a safe haven from threats old and new, as war and upheaval take hold in Ireland and Huw risks losing everything.
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