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A highly advanced society, Hy Brasil is faced with pending catastrophe and Olan is determined to live on. Archaeological discoveries throw light on a civilization previously confined to legend with grave consequences for a young couple caught up in this extraordinarily dynamic enigma.

Set in ancient and present times, this is a tale for readers who adore adventure, history and extraordinary epics. It embraces influences of the Gothic, Dickensian; so too, Literary, and then bonds them into a story which delivers a thrilling read that will captivate audiences from the start.

With its colourful descriptions, complex characters and a plot line as well as prose complete with symbolism and imagery, Hy Brasil is certain to entertain, spellbind and mesmerize the book lover for Eternity.

Author Robert E. Kearns took some time to talk to The Big Thrill about his debut novel, HY BRASIL, ISLAND OF ETERNITY

How does this book make a contribution to the genre?

I’ve attempted to be original in concept and style. I believe readers of this genre will love what was achieved with it and will receive a read that will entertain and provoke thought in equal measure.

Was there anything new you discovered, or that surprised you, as you wrote this book?

I discovered how difficult it is to write a quality novel.

What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

I want readers to experience all their imaginations have to offer. There is a rich narrative to the prose and many thought-provoking passages with reflections on life and love, death and renewal.

No spoilers, but what can you tell us about your book that we won’t find in the jacket copy or the PR material?

Visions of Dublin, Waterford and Oklahoma.

What authors or books have influenced your career as a writer, and why?

I’m a reader of many authors and genres. One of my favorite books is The Old Man and The Sea, so we can start there as an influence. As a child I loved King Solomon’s Mines.
These are what I look to as the standard.


Robert E. Kearns was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1971. He held roles in accounting and finance for various multi national organisations in both Ireland and Texas, where he lived for nine years. He currently lives in Dublin, Ireland.

HY BRASIL, ISLAND OF ETERNITY is his first novel.

To learn more about Robert, please visit his website.