Navigator by Michael Scott Brendan of Erin is driven by his quest-to find the Isles of Promise: Obsessed with stories of a paradise to be found on a mysterious, floating island, he gathers a crew of fourteen men-monks like himself-who together build a craft that will take them on their fantastic travels.

It is to be a journey of mythical proportions, to islands of great peril and awful temptations, to the dwellings of demons and nymphs, of fabulous and fearful beasts. But like Jason or Odysseus, Brendan is true to his destiny, and will not deviate from his obsession to find Paradise…

Here, brilliantly told in fictional form, is one of the West’s greatest myths, which inspired Columbus to look for the route to the Indies, the tale of Brendan the Navigator and his spiritual and fantastical voyage.

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