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This fifth installment of the Ulster Cycle (after The Destruction of the Inn) is a series of interlocking stories that covers his life from birth to a battle with spirits from.
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Randy Lee Eickhoff, the award-winning translator of the epic Ulster Cycle, continues his retelling of Ireland's spellbinding history and folklore in He Stands Alone. For the very first time, Randy Lee Eickhoff has combined several translations of the tale of the Irish Achilles, Cuchulainn, to provide a new and searching look at the warrior whose dedication to his country became the inspiration for Irish rebels in , providing them with a rallying cry heard throughout all of Ireland.

Beginning with Cuchulainn's mysterious birth, Eickhoff skillfully weaves the tale of the magical warrior; from his training with Scathach, the dreaded woman warrior, to his first encounter with the war-goddess, Morigan, a story that foreshadows Cuchulainn's heroic action the Cattle Raid of Cooley. Cuchulainn's adventures unfold as he grows in battle to become the king's champion, but, all the while, he struggles with his mortal side, and with human failings that inevitably draw him away from his wife, Emer, and under the spell of the mystical Fand, wife of the Irish sea-god, Manannan Mac Lir.

In a style that is often compared to Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney's, Randy Lee Eickhoff demonstrates his knowledge and storytelling ability and once again introduces readers to a truly fascinating aspect of Irish mythology with He Stands Alone.


The Third Soul Omnibus Two. Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths. The Orc's Tale Tales of the Frostborn short story. The Tomb of Baligant.

A Prequel to The Gatekeeper's Saga. The Queen of Wolves. Early Irish Myths and Sagas. The Queen of Stone. Cuchulain of Muirthemne Illustrated Edition.

He Stands Alone by Randy Lee Eickhoff

Collection of Celtic Folklore Of Ireland. Thongor and the Wizard of Lemuria. The Book of Magic. An End to Rage. The Cattle Raid of Cualnge.

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On the Edge of Dream: The Women of Celtic Myth and Legend. The Adventures of Sir Gawain the True. Merlin the Sorcerer AD Eickhoff will elate his audience with his latest Ulster tale. It is extremely difficult for one to become as immersed in a culture as complicated as Ancient Ireland, but I must say that Randy Eickhoff has emerged as what I would call the authority on The Ulster Cycle.

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The prolegomenons with which he introduces each work in the cycle are succinct observations that are made with the clarity of a seasoned scholar and his treatment of the texts is unique and priceless to the scholar. Eickhoff shows an incredible insight into the language, art form, and historical ambience of the period and is such that I would dearly love to hear him deliver a series of lectures upon this subject.

I have heard his lecture on Interpolator H and was mesmorized by his distinct grasp of this complicated problem that exists within corrupted texts. When I accessed the his website and discovered the depth of his scholarship and his extremely prolific output, I was thoroughly amazed. The label "genius" was become too common to use lately but I would not hesitate at all to apply it to Eickhoff and his capabilities as a translator.

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He is breaking new ground with his intrinsic application of the translator's art and must be admired for his daring and innovation. Eickhoff's works are all very well done. This work is no exception. I recommend getting all these books in the Ulster Cycle in hardback form because you will want to keep these and display them, then reread them again in a few years. See all 4 reviews. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? There's a problem loading this menu right now.

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