This is a tale of a grandfather who retells an enchanted adventure story to his grandchildren years later. It begins with Arthur Colonna being drafted by his wife and their friends to act as a guide on their self guided tour of Ireland. No sooner than they arrive in Ireland, Arthur meets a shepherd alongside a pasture near the Cranberry Cottage which they have rented.
A bond of trust is formed between them despite Arthur having no Irish blood. The shepherd shares with the teacher from Wisconsin a secret known to but a few over the centuries. And so the adventure begins as Arthur is sent to meet a mystic in the ruins of Clonmacnoise where St. Patrick himself taught with Shamrock in hand. There the Drapery Lady of Shannonbridge reveals to him the actual existence of the legendary people called the Wee Folk. From a trip back in time to witness how St. Patrick first came to Ireland and then used the Shamrock to teach the Message of faith, hope and love to the revelation that the Wee Folk still exist, the Yankee from America overcomes his sketicism. He accepts her invitation to seek out the Leprechaun King at Blarney Castle and join forces with im to solve a 1500 year old mystery. That is, who stole a gold coin from the ancient King’s legendary Pot of Gold? And if it still exists where might it be hidden?
Thus does the adventure begin as Arthur and Finbar X, King of the Wee Folk, seek out that coin. From the Gap of Dunloe in County Kerry to the pre-historic fortress of Dun Aengus on the Aran Islands to an ancient monastic city called Glendalough the teacher and the Wee Folk King seek that which was stolen and because of its absence has restricted the magic of the King and his people for centuries.
Combating an unlikely duo of jaunty cart drivers led by a beautiful young women posing as a bar maid, Arthur must now tell his wife and friends the truth. Dubbed the “Thorn and Roses” they continue the quest to the medival city of Kilkenny. In the ruins of Kells Priory the tourists turned slueths discover the Shamrock Crown within a tower of the walled city. This most prized possession of the Wee Folk King reveals a clue which leads them to Killarney where the climatic confrontation between Arthur and the kidnappers of the King takes place.
You’ll become a believer as you travel throughout present day Ireland and the enchanted realm seeking the legendary Pot fo Gold of the Wee Folk King.
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(Arthur Cola is a veteran educator and author of three novels: The Stone Cutter Genius, The Shamrock Crown (Legend of Excalibur) and Papa and the Leprechaun King as well as three screenplays based on his books. His Christmas themed book for children is titled: Papa and the Gingerbread Man. Make him your friend on Facebook. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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