Flint and Mirror: A Novel of History and Magic by John Crowley
Trade Paperback – Tor Books – Apr 2023 – 245 pages
As ancient Irish clans fought to preserve their lands and their way of life, the Queen and her generals fought to tame the wild land and make it English.
Hugh O’Neill, lord of the North, dubbed Earl of Tyrone by the Queen, is a divided man: the Queen gives to Hugh her love, and her commandments, through a little mirror of obsidian which he can never discard; and the ancient peoples of Ireland arise from their underworld to make Hugh their champion, the token of their vow a chip of flint.
From the masterful author of Little, Big comes an exquisite fantasy of heartbreaking proportion.