Dublin, Good Friday, 1916
Kidnapped and held at gunpoint by his former IRB comrades, Bulmer Hobson, the misunderstood antihero of 1916, denounces the ill-fated Easter Rising he had tried to prevent. While his captors joke about shooting him and dumping his body on the railroad tracks, his terrified fiancee roams the chaos-ravaged city in search of him. Fifteen years of political rivalry, international conspiracy, botched love affairs, and taunting promises of glory culminate in a bloody showdown. Once branded “the most dangerous man in Ireland” by the police, Hobson is about to be deleted from history. Based on historical accounts, Martyrs and Traitors is an intimate glance into the conflicted and shattered heart of Ireland’s discredited patriot.
About the author:
Marina Julia Neary is an award-winning historical essayist, multilingual arts & entertainment journalist, novelist, dramatist and poet. Her areas of expertise include British steampunk, French Romanticism and Irish nationalism.
Her latest novel, Martyrs & Traitors, is garnering rave reviews from prominent authors, historians and critics.
Her novel Wynfield’s Kingdon (Fireship Press, 2009) was featured in the March 2010 edition of First Edition Magazine in the UK, followed by the sequel Wynfield’s War in 2010. She is also the author of two historical plays, Hugo in London (licensing available through Heuer Press), and the sequel Lady with a Lamp: The Untold Story of Florence Nightingale (illustrated edition available through Fireship Press). Her poems have been organized in a collection Bipolar Express (Flutter Press, 2010). Her sci-fi novelette, My Salieiri Complex is available as an e-book through Gypsy Shadow Press.
Neary currently serves as an editorial reviewer and steady contributor for Bewildering Stories magazine.