Divide the Dawn is a stand-alone historical novel for publication Spring, 2020.
Critics see this coming:
♠ “A book that belongs in the elite company of world-renowned classics like The Godfather, The Maltese Falcon and A Game of Thrones.“
♠ “A master storyteller’s tale that churns in the conflicted hearts of its characters.”
Brooklyn, 1919 – When World War I ends and the industrial waterfront takes an economic dive, an influenza sweeps through the old shacks and tenements. After a snowstorm arrives, an ancient prophecy resurfaces in the old Irishtown section. Gang wars and blood feuds erupt. Big business violently collides with unions and a police officer disappears, all while the Italian “Black Hand” gropes northward where the Irish “White Hand” has long controlled the labor racket.
The sweep of events that alter the characters’ lives had been foretold by the aging survivors of the Great Hunger (Irish potato famine). Now a cataclysmic event is prophesied to be coming that will see a hero ascend “like the rising of the moon.”
The characters’ surnames and bloodlines are branches that stretch through our own family trees and into this tale that careens from the old world to the new. Their hopes, passions, promises and pledges teeter in this volatile world. And when they peer into a looking-glass, the city is always in the reflection.
Divide the Dawn has elements of Historical Fiction, Suspense, Crime Fiction, Horror and Fantasy, but Loingsigh (sounds like Lynch) is calling it a Ghost Story.
“The ghosts of the old world haunt the Irish. History, myth, prophecy and even hope colors our forebears’ decisions in 1910s New York to create a character-driven account of the ancestors of 40 million Americans. Don’t be afraid of the dark, it’s there you’ll find the light.”
Divide the Dawn continues the story begun in the publication of Light of the Diddicoy (2014) & Exile on Bridge Street (2016), but author Eamon Loingsigh has been quoted that Divide the Dawn can and should be read first as a stand-alone novel.
In the meantime, find character art & bios HERE.
There is also a Facebook page for HERE for updates.