Lugh na Bua – Lugh the Deliverer (The Onslaught Press, 2017) by Seán Ó Gaoithín & Cathal Ó Searcaigh, illustrated by Sean Fitzgerald.
This is a retelling of the story of Lugh, based on folklore versions of the myths from Donegal. The book is bilingual, so there’s the English version and the Irish (Gaelic) version, too. This in itself is great for anyone who’s interested in learning, or furthering, their Irish. The illustrations are wonderful, and the black white of the graphics is truly in harmony with the ink on paper. The two stories are written in a refreshing and modern way, without some of the heavier aulic language of old translations that can sometimes be a bit heavy-going admittedly. Although relatively short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Lugh the Deliverer and I would recommend it to everyone here. This is definitely one of those great, little story books that can be read again and again.