Tairrdelbach Ua Conchobair's mother was the great-granddaughter of Brian Bóru and that legacy meant everything to him. By the time he was eighteen, he was happy that he was still alive, having witnessed some of the tremendous violence that followed the death of Bóru and the struggle to fill the void left behind. He spent fifty years forcing Ireland to change and evolve. He came closer to establishing an Irish monarchy than any other man. He rose to power at a time when Ireland had no strong champion to step forward and defend her.
After Clontarf is the story of Ireland between 1014-1116. Book 2, High King, takes place between 1116-1224, will be released in early 2018. Book 3, Viking Killer, takes places between 803-1014, will be released in summer 2018.