Pangur Ban, the White Cat draws inspiration from the Irish monk’s poem penned in a long ago in the
days of painstakingly hand copied books where precious treasures.
Pangur Ban, the White Cat draws inspiration from the Irish monk’s poem penned in a long ago in the days of painstakingly hand copied books where precious treasures.
This tale sets the scene immediately like the brisk breeze from the sea across a sun soaked hill of Irish green... and a flare of temper, a sudden death, and banishment for the angered party fleeing righteous revenge.<br /> And the White Cat who started the trouble happens to scurry aboard to save his own skin, and thus inadvertently shares the exile he has carelessly caused.
This is historical, fantasy mash-up of the finest water, the writing style is lavish and swashbuckling without being over done or melodramatic, the characters are instantly alive and sparklingly unique. The action follows one up on another in a cascade of realistic consequences, and the setting is poignantly drawn and beautifully lighted for an almost cinematic feel which lulls with its loveliness while providing stark contrast to the dramatic conflicts the characters find themselves in.
Although it's presented as a children's fantasy, this had me seriously sad! I would have serious re-thinking on letting anyone soft hearted/ sensitive read this... it's got some heart breaking moments.