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He Stands Alone - Ulster Cycle 5 Book Review Summary

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Forge, Mar 2002, 23.95, 224 pp.
ISBN: 0312870213

    Dr. 's fifth Ulster Cycle book provides his fans the story of legendary Irish warrior Cuchulainn, who served as the rallying cry for the 1916 rebellion. HE STANDS ALONE is a series of vignettes as opposed to a novel; thus readers obtain more tales, but will find difficulty with the flow and transition between the stories. Each contribution is fascinating on its own so that the book should be treated like a short story collection. The tales involving the hero's warrior training and subsequent battles are exciting and insightful, but it is the romance with Emer that engages the audience. The notes provide scholarly insight for those who enjoy a bit more. Dr. Eickhoff will elate his audience with his latest Ulster tale.

Harriet Klausner
The review of this Book prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   discover that know lover in other context Life of a profession:    -   soldier Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book War/Revolt/Disaster on civilians    -   Yes Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Conflict:    -   War, general

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Irish

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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