Friday, 4 November 2016

The old world in all its green and youthful beauty

I could fly from one side of Ireland to the other and I’d hear nothing but the rush of the wind, the running of the rivers and the wild creatures of the forests. There were no machines, no engines, no metal birds roaring through the sky. No roads and railways. No concrete buildings and smoking chimneys. No bellowing and rumbling of the industry of man. Just the old world in all its green and youthful beauty. Oh how I long for those days to return.

From The Cry of the Sebac, a novel by Anthony Murphy. Available on Amazon Kindle and coming to print soon.

Thursday, 31 March 2016

Nice article about the new novel in the Drogheda Leader

I'm grateful to Ian Watters of the Drogheda Leader for this lovely article on page 2 of this week's newspaper. You can read the article online on the Drogheda Leader website.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

"They're building Newgrange" from The Cry of the Sebac

A quote from The Cry of the Sebac. This is from the part where Aonghus Óg, in the guise of a giant swan, takes Fintan on a flight above the Boyne Valley, a flight that looks back through time.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

The Cry of the Sebac - the story of a boy, a bird and the end of the world - free downloadable quote image

Here is the first in a series of free downloadable wallpapers featuring quotes from my new novel, The Cry of the Sebac. Please feel free to download and share this image. Thanks.

The Cry of the Sebac - a new novel by Irish writer Anthony Murphy - has just been published on Amazon Kindle

It gives me great pleasure to announce that my new novel, 'The Cry of the Sebac', jas just been launched on Amazon Kindle.

I am the Sebac Gaoth,
the Hawk on the Wind,
one who has lived beyond memory.
I have listened to the tune of the earth
since before time began
but the music of the world grows sad.

A 12-year-old boy called Fintan meets a mysterious talking bird who claims to have lived forever. The bird, who describes himself as the Sebac Gaoth (the Hawk on the Wind), wants to warn the boy about the danger facing mankind, and to bring him to a fantastic revelation about his own origins and destiny.

The Sebac is a manifestation of ancient wisdom. In the Irish mythic tradition, the hawk appears as a shamanic presence, a voice from the ancient world. The boy represents innocence, but Fintan is about to come of age, and his experiences with the Sebac mark an initiation of sorts, a transition from ordinary mortal to the heroic figure of salvation that mankind desperately needs.

But what can one boy do in the face of such tremendous adversity?

As he journeys through mind and spirit and cosmos, the boy meets several of the Tuatha Dé Danann. Prophecy says they will help man in one final battle against darkness. But the Dananns have their own ideas about who the Samildánach (the Many-Gifted) is, and they want to reveal the one who will shine light into the darkest places and battle to prevent the fall of mankind.

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