Dillon's Rising

Dublin, 1916

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
350 Pages
Reviewed on 07/26/2016
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Dillon was such fun to write - ensuring that his actions in pursuing his private vendetta took him to the right places at the right times in order to become deeply involved in the real live actual events of the Easter Rising. Having been brought up in Ireland, its history has always held a fascination for me. I trust that this particular chapter - a tale of how six days of terror changed Ireland forever - will captivate your own imagination and make a place in your heart for the people and land of Erin's green Isle.

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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

Dillon's Rising: Dublin, 1916 by A.G. Lyttle is the story of finding something beautiful in the middle of hell, and knowing that it will last forever. There is an uprising in Ireland in 1916. Things are going downhill very quickly. Dillon is a loyalist agent who finds himself being shot at by both British soldiers and the Republican rebels. But they are the least of his worries. There is a bigger fish gunning for him. When Dillon's true identity is revealed, an angel saves his life and soon he finds himself falling for her. Nonetheless, their love is not easy. There is danger everywhere and in six days their fate will be decided. Will they survive?

Will Dillon is one of the best characters I have read this year. He is well rounded and a completely human character, and I simply love him. This is a spy story with Will Dillon who is trying to do the right thing. It is very James Bond-ish and you have no idea who is right and who is wrong until the very end. It was terrifying because it was real life for people living at the time. I am not a history buff, but I can imagine how their lives would have been in Ireland at that time. That being said, I enjoyed how Dillon was protective of Maeve, their love felt real and pure. I loved how they complemented each other. They were human characters and that just made them 100% more attractive to me.