Alternating from contemporary to Dark Ages Ireland and back, Clonmac’s Bridge explores the nature of discovery, the value of freedom, and the conundrums of love and work.
The novel’s medieval hero is an independent-minded builder in an age of stifling conformity. His love for individual creation is out of place in a monastery community whose Abbot views it as a sin. The story of its contemporary protagonist is a close parallel. The modern archaeologist is caught between his passion to freely explore and the machinations of those who oppose it out of envy, sloth, or cronyism.
Clonmac’s Bridge will be of interest to lovers of historical fiction, mystery, adventure, and anyone who loves a good story about heroic characters fighting mediocrity.