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  1. says:

    An exciting adventure full of mystery, danger and history, Clonmac s Bridge takes us to several areas of the world, as an archaeologist fights to uncover the truth I loved connecting with these characters, while experiencing their enthusiasm and passion for history With the feisty and independent Mari, and the quirky, passionate Griffon, this story comes to life, and captures you completely Their swirling relationship was sweet, and I loved the changes Mari went through, as she found a new le An exciting adventure full of mystery, danger and history, Clonmac s Bridge takes us to several areas of the world, as an archaeologist fights to uncover the truth I loved connecting with these characters, while experiencing their enthusiasm and passion for history With the feisty and independent Mari, and the quirky, passionate Griffon, this story comes to life, and captures you completely Their swirling relationship was sweet, and I loved the changes Mari went through, as she found a new level of independence from her past and her father.Jeffrey Perren is a very talented author, easily taking his readers on grand adventures, while teaching them something along the way This book is a wonderful example of his skills as a storyteller, writer, and history enthusiast I would recommend this book to any fan of historical novels if you think it sounds interesting, then I m sure you ll enjoy it I plan on reading it again, several times, and look forward to future books from Mr Perren I was given an eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review


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    The author clearly states this is a work of fiction and not based on factual events surrounding the history of the Early Medieval Bridge found submerged under the River Shannon at Clonmacnoise, Ireland However, the romantic in me would love to let my imagination think otherwise as this story really is a what s the story behind the photo tale.This is a wonderful story of a 9th century monk fulfilling his childhood dream and the modern day excavation of the bridge he built Overseen by the wat The author clearly states this is a work of fiction and not based on factual events surrounding the history of the Early Medieval Bridge found submerged under the River Shannon at Clonmacnoise, Ireland However, the romantic in me would love to let my imagination think otherwise as this story really is a what s the story behind the photo tale.This is a wonderful story of a 9th century monk fulfilling his childhood dream and the modern day excavation of the bridge he built Overseen by the watchful eye of Griffin Clonmac, an archaeologist from America with a passion for his science and a need to solve the mystery of why.Griffin faces all the usual problems of the modern day archaeologist funding, opposition, jealous colleagues and, in Griffin s case, the wrath of the Catholic Church With every step being thwarted before he has even started excavating he is coerced by his colleagues to take on Mari Quispe, a Peruvian archaeologist, as his assistant She is meant to make his life evendifficult after reports of her bad reputation proceeding her and the small matter of an accident involving a dig she was in charge of which proved fatal to her own assistant Instead she becomes his greatest asset and eventually they fall in love Together they determinedly fight to get the project off the ground, forging ahead despite interference from Mari s powerful Peruvian father but who are really their allies This book really is an excellent and engrossing historical tale Seamlessly told through the eyes of those in the 9th century and modern day, it was a real pleasure to read The style of writing really grabbed me from the first few pages to the end This is a long novel but my personal view is that not a word is wasted Really, really good


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    Meet Griffin Clonmac and Mari Quispe, two of the main characters in this book Griffin is a professor at the University of Virginia As an archaeologist, he has been researching the legendary bridge near Clonmacnoise Monastery in Ireland Having received an email about some new evidence Griffin is surprised not to find what he is looking for What is Professor Daley Garvin hiding Following him, Griffin knows he has to get hold of that tome book Griffin has never been able to understand Daley Meet Griffin Clonmac and Mari Quispe, two of the main characters in this book Griffin is a professor at the University of Virginia As an archaeologist, he has been researching the legendary bridge near Clonmacnoise Monastery in Ireland Having received an email about some new evidence Griffin is surprised not to find what he is looking for What is Professor Daley Garvin hiding Following him, Griffin knows he has to get hold of that tome book Griffin has never been able to understand Daley s grudge against him Using a pretty girl to distract Daley, Griffin removes the tome from Daley s office Ireland s first major span, sunken in the Shannon River for 1200 years The bridge vanished a few months after being built Why Twobooks suggested but where to find them Griffin travels to the archives at Athone, an hour west of Dublin, not far from the monastery His next big question is how to raise all the funds Mari Quispe is from Cusco, Peru She is the official head of an Incan archaeological dig but her assistant, Sandrine, dies in a cave collapse Mari, very despondent is sure she is going to be fired Who will hire her now Her father, Casimiro Quispe, Minister of the Interior, never wanted her to become an archaeologist anyways and threatens to revoke her license Her brother, Andressa, works at the Peruvian Consulate in Dublin.Daley Garvin is in cahoots with a priest who is demanding Griffin be stopped Why on earth is the church worried about bringing up a bridge from 1200 years ago Daley wants the bridge to be found so that he can step in towards the end and take the credit Daley agrees to ChemCo funding the excavation as long as Griffin hires Mari as his assistant Up until now, Mari has had the reputation of being a total pain to work with so Daley thinks that she will stop Griffin getting anywhere He never dreams that they will fall in love and make an excellent team together Travel back in time to 804AD A monk, Riordan, is studying the Alcantara bridge near the border of Spain and Portugal This bridge, built in 104AD crossed the Tagus River and was 640 feet long and 26 feet wide How does Riordan finance the building of his bridge Who is against him The amount of scheming and conniving in this book is quite amazing To what lengths will each one go to stop this bridge ever coming to the surface again There are many, many different characters involved, not to mention that we go back in time 6 times reading Riordan s story in segments along with all the characters in his time period An intense book, not one that you can pick up, read a page, put down and come back, read another page etc It is best read in long sections.Sexual content quite a bit of sexual innuendo but nothing graphic Homosexuality is present and obvious but not explicit.Language mild but presentA very detailed book, not one to keep you on the edge of your seat in nail biting suspense but one that you want to find out Why so keep reading The author keeps you in suspense in the fact that the answers are not revealed until the very end.Just so you know, I was given this book in return for my honest review The words written are my own honest opinion I am not affiliated with the author in any way


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    3.5 stars on my blog review book started interestingly enough and grabbed my attention right away Mari Quispe is the supervisor of a particular dig in Peru, which collapses under her watch, killing her assistant before they could dig their way to her Mari is a strong person, well respected, but not well liked, due to her strict but just character, a bit withdrawn and secretive at times.After the accident, even though everyone working with her agre 3.5 stars on my blog review book started interestingly enough and grabbed my attention right away Mari Quispe is the supervisor of a particular dig in Peru, which collapses under her watch, killing her assistant before they could dig their way to her Mari is a strong person, well respected, but not well liked, due to her strict but just character, a bit withdrawn and secretive at times.After the accident, even though everyone working with her agreed that it was not her fault, she was still sanctioned especially due to the strong influence of her father who never really saw eye to eye with her regarding her archaeological activities There is a lot of prejudice surrounding her and it s not an easy fight for Mari to keep afloat.Next we meet Griffin Clonmac, an academic and a field archaeologist with a reputation that reaches all parts of the world Sadly with this reputation comes also antagonism, envy and deceit, mostly coming from his colleague and rival, Dr Daley Garvin who wants nothingthan Griffin to fail in his quest of finding the famous and elusive Clonmac s bridge.The next part focuses on Griffin s struggles to get helps for his archaeological project, the oppositions he comes across every step of the way, his frustration and his not giving up despite the circumstances I have to admit, at this point my major enthusiasm for the book has kind of lessened Up until around page 100 there was not much grabbing my attention I love archeological mysteries, but not an archaeological non fiction book when I m trying to read a good mystery with a suspenseful plot , and this is just how the first quarter of the book sounded like.I put down the book for a couple of days, picking it up now and then, reading a few pages, and so on until I got to a part that started to catch my interest again the part where Griffin and Mari finally met.From here things got better Once Griffen and Mari started the real work of finding and unearthing the bridge, they never understood where the strong opposition from the church superior came from Of course neither did we, the readers Things started to unfold and become clearer, however, once we were given a ride to the medieval era where via several flashbacks, where we started to see just how the bridge was built and what sacrifices had to be done to actually get it erected by the monk who had to pay for his daring enterprise the ultimate price.Overall it was a good book with a great writing style and a topic that will interest anyone who loves reading about archaeological digs and get a few glimpses in the past medieval era with the dark past of the Catholic church


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    to you by OBS reviewer AndraIntriguing suspenseful riveting.a bit of romance thrown in All adjectives I like to use when describing a book I just finished reading I found the depth and complexity of the building of the bridge interesting and well written The archaeological aspects of the story grabbed me and would not let me go until I had read every word in the story.I loved the saying But he knew he was stuck between a tsunami and an avalan to you by OBS reviewer AndraIntriguing suspenseful riveting.a bit of romance thrown in All adjectives I like to use when describing a book I just finished reading I found the depth and complexity of the building of the bridge interesting and well written The archaeological aspects of the story grabbed me and would not let me go until I had read every word in the story.I loved the saying But he knew he was stuck between a tsunami and an avalanche A nice change from the saying being stuck between a rock and a hard place This phrase brought a smile to my face Humor is also another valuable component of a good read.I am happy to report that the shift between current time and the time when the bridge was built was smooth and not confusing to this reader When transitions between time periods are not smooth, I tend lose interest right away, so needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised when the transitions were smooth.Jeffrey Perren portrayed the challenges, set backs and risks that go along with archaeological digs in a realistic and engaging manner At each set back I rooted for Griffin.he just had to get the funding was all I thought And boy did Griffin have LOTS of setbacks.Speaking of Griffin, he is such a likeable main character But definitely fraught with bad luck or so it seems As the story continues we realize that sabotage is in the air But of course the mystery remains as to who would do such a thing to this academic I am happy to report that as with any good mystery, it was not until the very end that I put the pieces together The story held my interest and at times kept me reading far later than I had anticipated.Griffin s love interest Mari is a strong Peruvian woman with her mind made up as to what she wants to do and accomplish in her own right She has a domineering father who wants her to marry Miguel to further his own aspirations business and political At times it was hard to tell if she was with Griffin or against him..but I had to believe as a woman whom loved Griffin, that she was just portrayed as sneaky to rival her father and Miguel.This book is an excellent and captivating story Told with ease, from the perspective of modern day and the 9th century This is a long read but I am glad that I persevered and completed this intriguing story OBS would like to thank the author for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review


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    Jeffrey Perren is not afraid to jump right into the interesting things And it shows in his book, Clonmac s Bridge All we know at the beginning is that there is a discovery that Griffin has been looking for a long time And one that he is willing to go to any lengths to discover But we slowly uncover what he is looking for and the many different methods he takes to get there The writing of the story was almost flawless and it was effortless to read.Not only that but the characters of Griffin Jeffrey Perren is not afraid to jump right into the interesting things And it shows in his book, Clonmac s Bridge All we know at the beginning is that there is a discovery that Griffin has been looking for a long time And one that he is willing to go to any lengths to discover But we slowly uncover what he is looking for and the many different methods he takes to get there The writing of the story was almost flawless and it was effortless to read.Not only that but the characters of Griffin and Mari are quickly ones that you can t help but root for You find yourself hoping that they will be able to succeed no matter the roadblocks that are brought before them and without too much personal loss The point of view that we are given as third person, it isn t hard to get some kind of insight into their characters, ones that go a long way to reassuring the reader that they are truly good and just curious as all who are involved in history must be Then we also get into the deep politics that can take place anywhere and everywhere Frankly I found this most interesting Mainly because delving into the human psyche is always interesting and finding out people s motives is one that is intriguing It s hard to know how people tick and yet we also get to see that in Clonmac s Bridge The politics also helped to keep things jumping and moving It was interesting to see how things played out and yet remain not involved I felt as if I was casually watching a masterful chess game, one that had no clear ending in sight.There is a bit of a voyage into the past as well One that is seamlessly made and yet you know that you ve gone back into the past, mostly with the names of characters or actions they re participating in But it s kept interesting by the dialogue and finding out what has taken place in the past that could possibly affect the future It was well done and a good move on the part of Jeffrey Perren.Clonmac s Bridge was intriguing, and a book that I would recommend to any of my friends.Find this review and many others on Reading Shy With Aly


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    Clonmac s Bridge is a globetrotting thriller featuring an archaeologist who will stop at nothing to solve a historical mystery Perren cites in a footnote to the story that the tale was inspired by an actual archaeological discovery while all else is fiction The story is written with a strong sense of authenticity Perren invites the reader to point out errors that he might have made in the 9th century chapters of the novel The language, care and invitation to readers speak of an author with Clonmac s Bridge is a globetrotting thriller featuring an archaeologist who will stop at nothing to solve a historical mystery Perren cites in a footnote to the story that the tale was inspired by an actual archaeological discovery while all else is fiction The story is written with a strong sense of authenticity Perren invites the reader to point out errors that he might have made in the 9th century chapters of the novel The language, care and invitation to readers speak of an author with a deep investment in history and accuracy of his narrative Griffin Clonmac is a well rounded character At the start of the story we get a picture of a man who is perhaps a bit wonderful Too good looking, too charming and too willing to do absolutely anything to find what that which he seeks As we get to know the character we discover that while he has flaws, Griffin s challenge is to stay ahead of the people trying to stop him In order to stay ahead Griffin is canny, quick witted and ideally suited to his challenge A lessor man wouldn t stand a chance because Perren isn t likely to cut this character a break He may survive by his wits but Griffin has to work to make his story happen and everyone is looking to stop him from those closest to colleagues he s always despised.Perren s plot is information heavy For this highly detailed story to make sense the reader has to know what Perren knows and the author does so with a skill that doesn t slow the story The last third of Clonmac s Bridge barrels to an eventual conclusion without leaving the reader in the dark There are no stones unturned, no threads untied Every element is natural, logical and something of a surprise.If you like thrillers, Clonmac s Bridge is a wonderful and complete read


  8. says:

    Clonmac s Bridge is Jeffrey Perren s best novel to date I had intended to take it to read on holiday but, after sampling the first few pages, just kept on reading The story starts placidly enough with two maverick archaeologists pushed together on a quest to locate and excavate a medieval bridge that used to span the River Shannon in Ireland However, a veritable shower of adverse forces is unleashed on the project The lead archaeologist, Griffin, is on a constant, and seemingly futile, s Clonmac s Bridge is Jeffrey Perren s best novel to date I had intended to take it to read on holiday but, after sampling the first few pages, just kept on reading The story starts placidly enough with two maverick archaeologists pushed together on a quest to locate and excavate a medieval bridge that used to span the River Shannon in Ireland However, a veritable shower of adverse forces is unleashed on the project The lead archaeologist, Griffin, is on a constant, and seemingly futile, search for funding, while his colleague, Mari, the daughter of a Peruvian millionaire of many shady connections, tries to help while juggling a delicate balance between her father and her playboy ex The central question is why should so many people be motivated to prevent them from finding the bridge Why should one of the team be murdered at the outset of the project Between the Machiavellian manoeuvres of the Church, a large corporation, academia, the press, and Mari s father all of which have their own reasons for wanting the project to fail an answer must be found Flashbacks to the time of the building of the bridge provide an additional and exciting flavour.Jeffrey Perren s narrative is light, fast, and amusing, and his revealing of the complex, and ingenious, thoughts and deeds of each of his main characters is a positive delight, with a sparky dialogue featuring throughout The solution, when it comes, reveals all in a most satisfactory manner


  9. says:

    Perren s masterfully crafted adventure story coversthan just one marine archaeologist s discovery of a twelve hundred year old bridge Flawlessly written and paced to take the reader on a journey of discovery with main character, Griffin Clonmac, the story reads like an Indiana Jones adventure The author s style is presented with authenticity that could only have come from a great deal of experience and credibility.Griffin Clonmac is an academic and a field archaeologist with a reputation Perren s masterfully crafted adventure story coversthan just one marine archaeologist s discovery of a twelve hundred year old bridge Flawlessly written and paced to take the reader on a journey of discovery with main character, Griffin Clonmac, the story reads like an Indiana Jones adventure The author s style is presented with authenticity that could only have come from a great deal of experience and credibility.Griffin Clonmac is an academic and a field archaeologist with a reputation Short of necessary funds to complete a ground breaking excavation of a bridge, perfectly preserved beneath the waters of the Shannon River in Ireland, Clonmac strikes a Faustian bargain with supporters arranged by rival Dr Daley Garvin Included in the deal is Clonmac s agreement employ Mari Quispe, another archaeologist with a reputation, as his assistant The romance that develops between Griffin and Mari is predictable, but how it plays into the plot drew me in.I particularly enjoyed the way Perren wove some history and politics of academic field work, into this story All of it felt real to me as I read along The story culminated in an explosive climax that continued to surprise me, all the way to a most satisfying conclusion.The publisher provided me with a digital copy in exchange for an honest review


  10. says:

    Somethings that should not have been forgotten, were lost.J.R.R Tolkien.He was right When past histories have fallen because of war, famine, natural disasters we lose so much of what made our country the way it is today.So that is why we have archaeologists digging for our past history to bring them to light for all to see And no one does that better than Griffin Clonmac A man of integrity that is very hard to find in the world today has reached his time of acceptance in the Universitie Somethings that should not have been forgotten, were lost.J.R.R Tolkien.He was right When past histories have fallen because of war, famine, natural disasters we lose so much of what made our country the way it is today.So that is why we have archaeologists digging for our past history to bring them to light for all to see And no one does that better than Griffin Clonmac A man of integrity that is very hard to find in the world today has reached his time of acceptance in the Universities as the man to go to to find artifacts Artifacts that the general public have never even heard of.So when Griffin sees proof of an ancient Ireland bridge near a Monastery he jumps on the first flight out to see if the stories are really true Not knowing the danger he finds himself in Danger that could be very deadly.A near spin for archaeologist fans that enjoy a good dig and a good mystery


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Clonmac's Bridge [PDF / EPUB] Clonmac's Bridge A maritime archaeologist recovers Ireland s earliest bridge near Clonmacnoise Monastery only to find it intact after , years underwaterWhat could account for this astonishing longevity and why are his A maritime archaeologist recovers Ireland s earliest bridge near Clonmacnoise Monastery only to find it intact after , years underwaterWhat could account for this astonishing longevity and why are his colleagues and the Church desperate to stop him finding out And why is his consummate love his greatest enemy Griffin Clonmac will go through hell to find out.

  • Paperback
  • 422 pages
  • Clonmac's Bridge
  • Jeffrey Perren
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 1496179919

About the Author: Jeffrey Perren

Jeffrey Perren is the author of Tellen Song, a novel about the Wilhelm Tell legend and the founding of Switzerland He wrote his first short story at age and went on to win the Bank of America Fine Arts award at Since then, he has published Cossacks In Paris, Clonmac s Bridge, and other fine novels from ClioStory PublishingEducated in philosophy at UCLA, he lives in Fort Worth, Texas.