Some nice words that some people have said about my work (and I didn’t even give them chocolate)..
“‘The Keeper is far too good for my liking. Darragh Martin must be stopped.’ – Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl series.
“This intriguing and action-filled book is a must read…I would give it five stars.” – The Guardian. Read the full review here.
“A thrilling story mixing Irish myth and contemporary life.” – Robert Dunbar, The Irish Times, one of his picks of 2013, see the full blurb and his other favourites here.
“a cracking fantasy adventure novel with an Irish flavor.” – Sarah Webb, The Sunday Independent.
“This is a thrilling, fast-paced novel that drags Irish legends into the present day and gives them a fresh, new spin. It’s ideal for readers aged ten and up.” – Helen Corcoran, Dubray Books. Read the full review here.
“Fans of Percy Jackson and Harry Potter will enjoy this fast-paced high fantasy adventure that adds a refreshing twist to Celtic myths and legends”- School Library Journal. Read the full review here.
“This intriguing and action-filled book is a must read. I completely agree with what Eoin Colfer’s quote about this book, “A new star of the fantasy genre. I couldn’t sleep until I finished it.” Read the full review here.
An Air Balloon Across Antarctica
“Martin is a formidably talented playwright and at his best, a writer of great suppleness and maturity… An Air Balloon across Antarctica is poignant and funny, whimsical and grave”.
– Cameron Woodhead, The Age, Melbourne. Read review.
“A beautifully scripted take on the depths of the human soul.”
– Sally J. Stott, The Scotsman.
“I was crying my eyes out while witnessing the most convincing depiction of a relationship break-up I have ever seen.”
– Laura Barnett. The Guardian.
The Map of Lost Things
“Sometimes wistful, sometimes snarky, always beautifully written, Martin’s stories are from a most traditional source, but he takes a most modern storytelling approach.”
– Kate Shea Cheannon. Irish Stage NYC.
The Disappearance of Jonah
“Meticulously crafted and beautifully paced, The Disappearance of Jonah is a poignant portrait of characters overcoming grief, making connections, and trying to find closure.”
– James Comtois, nytheatre.com.
“an excellent production which does everything but disappear in the lineup of this year’s Fringe.”
– Laura Volgtanz, dctheatrescene.com.