I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time: 🙂
Tomorrow, May 8th, is the birthday of main character Dillon Carroll. The year and some of the circumstances of his advent are found in Chapter 3 of Irish Firebrands. Other details are not revealed until Chapter 30.
Lana’s birth date is not given, but she admits to being “over 50,” and not long after meeting Dillon, she estimates that he’s about ten years older than she is.
Frank’s birthday is September 1, which we learn in Chapter 16. In Chapter 8, Lana estimates that Dillon may be about five years older than Frank.
Medb tells Lana, in Chapter 8, that her birthday is at the “end of December.” When she turns 18, she makes it her excuse to misbehave, as she reports to Lana in Chapter 26.
I began writing Irish Firebrands sometime in mid-February, 2009. The last plot hole zipped shut at 11:28 pm on January 27, 2012. The current edition was released on May 19, 2013.
In honor of Dillon’s birthday and the publication of Irish Firebrands, for a limited time curious readers can sample the first half of the book in PDF, available on the dropdown menu under SAMPLE CHAPTERS, on the main menu, above. After May 19th, the 50% preview will revert to Chapter 1, matching or approximating most of the other samples now available online.