The Saints Lost Their Way

Fred Ruark 1198889271355


17th Century or Earlier

Fred Ruark

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The Saints Lost Their Way is a coming of age in tumultuous times saga. Two brothers are swept up in the complex issues of the Irish Rebellion of 1641. They hope to fight to recover Irish land, but find themselves commanded by British officers as the English Civil War spills over into Ireland and they fight against Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army


Adventure, Drama, Political, War, Historical Fiction, Action, Epic, Family, Young Adult

Short Summary

The protagonist's mother is driven off her land by Scottish soldiers. He and his brother get the opportunity to strike back against the Scots and get deeper in trouble and choose to run away rather than give their family guilty knowledge.

The protagonist, living among the Choctaw, sees the tribe making the same mistakes that caused Ireland to fail as invaders took over their. He becomes a shaman in the tribe as his predictions become truths.


Ireland, Barbados and Alabama

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity

Main Character Details

Name: Mathe O'Doole (called 'Mattie')

Age: 16

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Faithful, Heroic, Patriotic, Visionary, Aggressive, Confident, Decisive

Additional Character Details

Name: Mattie's brother, Tadgh and other family members, grandfather, Finbar. Good friend, Liam,and many others as Mattie matures and leaves home

Age: 19

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Clumsy, Faithful, Masculine, Patriotic, Underdog

Additional Character Details

Name: Liam

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Blunt, Complex, Engaging, Leader, Patriotic

Additional Character Details

Name: Toby

Age: 17

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Honorable, Outspoken

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Male leaning

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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