Ireland 4,000 years ago. Traditional life in a tiny farming community is irrevocably transformed by the arrival of a stranger with the magic of turning stone into metal. Not everyone is happy. Many are fearful. “We have no need of this magic,” they protest. “We have always welcomed change, but this knowledge holds a danger far beyond our understanding.” So, two men from the village, Callan and Lodartha, are instructed to set on a journey to neighbouring clans to seek advice. It’s a journey that brings horror and violence, a journey and an adventure that changes lives forever. Nothing will ever be the same.
A riveting, thought provoking and revealing read, YELLOW SUN is the debut novel from Stiofán Ó Nualláin who worked as a volunteer in a refugee camp during the war in Yugoslavia before returning to Northern Ireland to finish a PhD in Linguistics. For the last twenty years he has been working in the Irish labour movement.