A Bhikku's Tale by David R. JordanA Bhikku's Tale by David R. Jordan

A Bhikku's Tale

byDavid R. Jordan

Paperback | February 20, 2017

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Bhikku Reilly of Fararden Wood has defeated the mad god Morpheo’s dragon with the help of Red City’s shaman, Murray. Now they face a much harder task.

In a fight with Cernunnos, Morpheo has broken off a piece of antler from the horned god, which gives him immeasurable power over the natural world. Reilly and Murray, together with the Green Man, the Sybarite and the ghost girl, Tracy, must pursue the mad god and stop him from taking over the whole country of Inis Fail.

Their journey takes them to the Otherworld and back again, crossing the paths of many colourful characters and strange creatures.

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David R. Jordan lives in Cork, Ireland. He has an MA in English. Besides writing poetry and fiction, he plays the bass guitar.
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Title:A Bhikku's TaleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:162 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.35 inPublished:February 20, 2017Publisher:Paragon PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1782225110

ISBN - 13:9781782225119

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Not your run of the mill Irish myth.A Bhikku's Tale really captures a unique universe, an alternate Ireland which sweeps and smoulders with hidden creatures and mythical beings.Dragons, gods and even dream snatching. A quest that is fruitful for any reader.Superbly written, which helps conjures fantastical images and expands the imagination. A great (dragon’s?) tail…M C RyanHandsome little book. Well written and enjoyable to read. Very 'Cork' but this story can be enjoyed by any fantasy literature fan.Bryan Jordan A Bhikku’s Tale isn’t your ordinary fable. While it combines mythology from all over the world, the story weaves through Inis Fail, a fantasy version of Ireland. I will say: when I first started reading this one, I assumed it would be a standard, olden fairy tale, so to speak, until I was stopped dead in my tracks just a few pages in, when Reilly mentions some personal love time, and getting dressed in a Star Wars shirt.Yep. I’m all in now.Written in the vein of American Gods, David R. Jordan’s A Bhikku’s Tale is a quick romp through a land rife with stories– in fact, I’d love to see the tale expanded upon, as I can certainly see the characters in more adventures. The story itself is slyly crafted, and much of the Irish mythology knowledge comes from first-hand experience: the author is actually based in Cork, Ireland.I’m not saying he’s met a Celtic God, but he might have spied on one.From shamans to Celtic horned god Cernunnos, Chinese dragons to Morpheo, the god of dreams, A Bhikku’s Tale encapsulates it all. Overall, I was pleased with reading A Bhikku’s Tale. With a diverse mixture of pantheons and a straightforward writing style, I think fans of Neil Gaiman’s Gods works (American Gods, Monarch of the Glen, Black Dogs) will enjoy it, too!Mel