Hy Brasil

Island of Eternity

Fiction - Literary
370 Pages
Reviewed on 05/19/2019
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Author Biography

Robert E. Kearns is the award winning author of Hy Brasil: Island of Eternity (First Place - 2019 Pencraft Awards)

He's also written the novels, Crabb and Carnivore and released several volumes of stories and poems.

A number of Kearns' stories have received Five Star reviews from Readers' Favorite and his works are available in paperback and kindle editions.

Robert lives and writes in Dublin.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Hy Brasil: Island of Eternity is a work of literary fiction penned by author Robert E. Kearns, and it focuses on the subjects of history versus the modern day, gothic fiction and high adventure. Based on the mythical island of Hy Brasil, reputed to have existed off the west coast of Ireland in ancient times, we find ourselves exploring the connections between ancient times and the modern day of Dublin and Waterford. Archaeological discoveries in the present lead us back to Hy Brasil and its learned ways, where the advanced society is unraveling in the face of a huge disaster. The mystery unfolds in both past and present, and our heroes discover that it isn’t quite over in the modern world.

Author Robert E. Kearns has created an effortless read that was easy to breeze through and escape into, thanks to his highly vivid descriptions, beautiful narrative voice, and dark, mysterious gothic stylings. The plot is traditionally slower-paced due to the high literary quality of the book, but as it pulls the strands together and builds to its crescendo, the level of thrill shoots up and new discoveries are made on every page towards the very end of events. All in all, Hy Brasil: Island of Eternity makes for an exciting and engrossing read, with a cast of characters realistically drawn with Irish flavor and ancient power, and a fabled land that Kearns whisks us away to on a sea of excellent words. Overall, Hy Brasil is a highly recommended read for fans of historical and mythical literary works.

Book Reader

Enjoyed this book. A good read for those of you interested in Irish Literature


Beautiful prose. Very much enjoyed it.