The King of Ireland's Son is a middle grade book by Padraic Colum sets out to find the Enchanter of the Black Back-Lands. His adventures lead him to the Land of the Mist, the Town of the Red Castle, and the worlds of Gilly of the Goatskin, the Hags of the Long Teeth, Princess Flame-of-Wine, and the Giant Crom Duv.
This is a true Irish wonder tale: a coming of age story of the youngest son of the King of Ireland who sets off on an impossible quest. The stories weave together, stories within stories, in a fantastic tapestry of humor, poetry, action and adventure. Perfect for reading aloud as a bedtime story, generations of children have loved Padraic Colum's unmatched storytelling.