YMMV: A Swiftly Tilting Planet

  • "Weird Al" Effect: Many readers may believe that St. Patrick's Rune was the author's own invention or (if they are familiar with St. Patrick's Lorica/Breastplate) that it was her own variation of the original. The truth is that the exact wording of the rune was taken from the longer "St. Patrick's Hymn Before Tara", written by James Clarence Mangan, a nineteenth-century Irish poet.