In 1688 a plague of smallpox swept through Ireland. Like many others, eighteen year old Turlough O’Carolan was struck down. He was one of the lucky ones to survive. However, the sickness cost him his eyesight. Within two years of being blinded he’d learned to play the harp and taken to the road as a travelling musician. In time he’d be considered the greatest of all the Irish harpers. His music is still played all around the world today.
To the end of his days he always maintained that Otherworldly beings, known in Ireland as the Shee, had granted him the gift of music and were responsible for at least some of his compositions. This is a story from a time when the veil between the worlds was thinner and belief in the mystical “Good People”, was still strong.
King Of The Blind is a novel that is unlike anything I have read before. King Of The Blind was a delight to read and an incredibly memorable one that I will struggle to forget for a long time thanks to the compelling story and extraordinary characters. The story is poignant as well as entertaining while at other times it is eye-opening, and throughout it, you will undoubtedly feel a host of different emotions that will make you think about your own life and your own journey. This is thanks to the poignant journey as well as the impeccably well-developed story courtesy of the excellent author Caiseal Mor who transfixes his readers from start to finish.
Caiseal Mor is a remarkable author and a genius; he is a genius because he has expertly weaved numerous themes throughout his book King Of The Blind, in a flawless way in which all subjects blend perfectly together. King Of The Blind is an incredible book that has shocked and amazed me; the gripping nature of this novel combined with themes of finding yourself King Of The Blind not only a stellar story but also a poignant one which should be read by everybody. If you do choose to read this book, then you will not be disappointed because it is an exciting, compelling and entertaining book that should not be missed!
King Of The Blind is a sensational historical fiction novel weaved with the true story of Turlough O’Carolan. In 1688, smallpox swept through Ireland and took many lives however Turlough survived, but although he survived, he lost his eyesight. However, despite being blind, Turlough pursued music and learned to play the harp. Turlough was so incredible at the harp that he decided to take his music on the road, to travel and to play where he could. Turlough is still considered one of the best Irish harpers of all time, and in the sensational King Of The Blind, the reader will follow him on his journey, and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible King Of The Blind!
The story of King Of The Blind is quite simply sensational as well as captivating. King Of The Blind is a book that deals with many poignant themes as well as uplifting themes and all of these topics are weaved perfectly together, and the outcome is a beautiful piece of literature that will stay prominent in readers minds for many weeks upon completion. To write, I am astounded by King Of The Blind is an understatement, this captivating book captured me and held me prisoner until the very end. Its brilliantly clever, imaginative, original story is one that enthralled me from beginning to end, and this is thanks to the incredible author Caiseal Mor who has managed to flawlessly write an astonishing novel that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Most novels these days, in my opinion, are lackluster and predictable, and so my faith can dwindle from time to time. King Of The Blind, however, has restored my faith in this genre as this one is incredible! The story, combined with Mor’s flawless writing make King Of The Blind a stellar read and one that should not be missed.
Caiseal Mor’s prose engrossed me very quickly thanks to the poignant themes he explores as well as the gripping narrative of the protagonist but what also gripped me was his sensitivity to subjects explored. The sensitivity and passion in Mor’s words were admirable and kept me turning the pages quickly as I desperately wanted to read more of his exceptional prose.
As I am madly in love with King Of The Blind and think it is a unique novel with a brilliant plot, I have no choice but to award it a dazzling five stars because it deserves this! King Of The Blind indeed is a captivating book, and so I hope you lovely readers take my advice when I write that you should read this excellent book, you will not regret it!
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