From the author of The Soaring Spirit, Kolbe, Land of Our Father, The Pitboys, Amoc, The Scribe, War, Belfast, A Tale of Two Winters, Orphans, and Sorting out Charlie, comes a sweeping new novel that spans the turbulent years in Irish history - 1916 to 1923. The 1916 Easter Rising wasn't just a military rising, but a cultural revolution too. The Nationalists tells the story of a doomed love affair between a revolutionary journalist and a headstrong Kerry born Cumann na mBan girl. The story also explores how the catholic church viewed events. A number of different characters appear in the story, both factual and fictional. A powerful tale of tragedy and love. The Nationalists is the first book of a planned trilogy.