“The story has a kind of relentless power, based on the real tragedy of Ireland, and Uris’s achievement is that he has neither cheapened nor trivialized that tragedy.” —New York Times Book Review
From the acclaimed author who enthralled the world with Exodus, Battle Cry, QB VII, Topaz, and other beloved classics of twentieth-century fiction comes a sweeping and powerful epic adventure that captures the “terrible beauty” of Ireland during its long and bloody struggle for freedom. It is the electrifying story of an idealistic young Catholic rebel and the valiant and beautiful Protestant girl who defied her heritage to join his cause. It is a tale of love and danger, of triumph at an unthinkable cost—a magnificent portrait of a people divided by class, faith, and prejudice—an unforgettable saga of the fires that devastated a majestic land … and the unquenchable flames that burn in the human heart.
Leon Uris (1924–2003) was an American novelist. Having run away from home at age seventeen, a month after the attack on Pearl Harbor, to join the Marine Corps, he based several of his novels on his own experiences in the marines. His novels include Battle Cry and O’Hara’s Choice, as well as the bestsellers Redemption, Trinity, Exodus, QB VII, and Topaz, among others.