The O'Riley family of Boston, while on vacation in Northern Ireland, meet the larger than life characters Keegan D. McDuff and Michael D. O'Donnell.
By fates design, all are suddenly thrust into a search for the Sword of Toulan ... which vanished 1500 years ago from the Cathedral at Kinsale. At every step, the searchers face disappointments and serious personal challenges which require enormous ingenuity and courage to overcome. They are thwarted, at every tum, by evil spirits and banshee's intent on fulfilling an ancient curse ... that if the Sword was not found within 1500 years of the exact date and time it was stolen, an unimaginable cataclysm would befall humanity.
Joined by Shamus O'Malley and his leprechauns, the search becomes a white-knuckle and ethereal journey to find not only the Sword but also the missing Staff of Ireland's legendary St. Patrick. A mysterious legend holds that the combined supernatural powers of both the sword and staff will be needed to avert the effects of the curse.
The Sword of Toulan is rich with Irish folklore and authentic Celtic history, a unique and heart-warming story for the child in your life . . . and the child in you.
Jim Kirker, a long time student of Irish history and folklore, for many years has created the suspenseful and inspirational adventures, told in two worlds... one magical the other real... of the leprechaun Shamus O'Malley.
His acclaimed books include The Adventures of Shamus O'Malley, First Prize is Nothing- suspenseful details of the actual events of a 1970 Cold War U.S. ballistic submarine incident in the Mediterranean Sea resulting in a "de facto" court martial in Groton, Ct. and Izzy and The Three Kings - a camels mystical journey with the Three Kings, two thousand years ago, the days and nights before the first Christmas.
A Connecticut native, Jim graduated from St. Bonaventure University and the Notre Dame Law School. Presently, he is a retired civil trial attorney living with his family in Misquamicut, Rhode Island.