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Age of Druids
Druid's Brooch Series, #9
Christy Nicholas

Clíodhna has three children and a missing husband, and now she finds herself in the middle of growing quarrels between her teacher and a friend in the new church. A few rash decisions mean she must now change her own fate. That means choosing between her happiness—perhaps even her life—and her family. Can she flee a bad situation, or does she have the power and ability to face the danger herself?

Age of Saints
Druid's Brooch Series, #7
Christy Nicholas

On his deathbed, Conall’s father makes him promise to always take care of his little sister, Lainn, but he fails. Between an abusive step-father, a powerful Faerie Queen, and a maddened Fae Lord, every decision he makes seems to be the wrong one. Even when he tries following his heart, it turns to disaster. Can Conall correct his mistakes and save Lainn’s life and soul? Will it cost him his own?

Age of Secrets
Druid's Brooch Series, #8
Christy Nicholas

A powerful woman sends Fingin on a quest to find his grandmother. He falls in with a band of Fianna, nearly drowns, and climbs the sea island of Skellig Michael. Ready to give up, he's finally sent in the right direction. When he finds her, he discovers his grandmother is entangled in a power struggle, and Fingin ends up getting caught in the middle. His decisions have long-term consequences.

The Cold Hearth
The Atheling Chronicles, #3
Garth Pettersen

"The sons of Cnute are dead men.": The dying words of his brother's assailant. Harald receives this warning while rebuilding a hall where he hopes to farm and lead a peaceful life with Selia. But as the hall nears completion, they learn the family who lived there before all perished in a single night of bloodshed. And now the threat of unknown enemies casts a long shadow. Who can they trust?

The Dane Law
The Atheling Chronicles, #2
Garth Pettersen

Harald and Selia are called to Engla-lond. King Cnute has vowed their son, Harthacnute, will inherit the throne, but many view Harald as the better choice. The king urges Harald to be prepared to assume the throne should Harthacnute prove inadequate. Harald resists being swept up by forces beyond his control, doubting he will survive the reign of King Hartha. And what of his older brother, Sweyn?

Legacy of Hunger
Druid's Brooch Series, #1
Christy Nicholas

It’s 1846, and Valentia is bored with the life of a spinster on her father’s prosperous Ohio farm. She is haunted by dreams about Ireland, so vows to travel to find her grandmother’s family and a long-lost family heirloom. On the way, she loses many precious things, but gains far more than she imagined.

Legacy of Luck
Druid's Brooch Series, #3
Christy Nicholas

Irish Traveler Éamonn loves gambling, women, and drinking, not necessarily in that order. But he’s entangled in a true mess when he falls for fiery redhead, Katie. When she’s married to a Scottish Traveler, Éamonn travels to Scotland to find her, with the help of Katie’s sister and cousin, and the magical brooch gifted by his father. Their quest takes them across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Skye, encountering war, betrayal, death. In the end, Éamonn must make his own luck.

Legacy of Truth
Druid's Brooch Series, #2
Christy Nicholas

Gifted with a magical brooch, passed down in her family for generations, Esme finds herself isolated and ill in an unfamiliar land. Her sister plots to steal the family heirloom from her in order to exploit the magical powers for her own gain, and Esme must battle for survival of herself and those she loves.

Misfortune of Song
Druid's Brooch Series, #5
Christy Nicholas

Even a soldier cannot fight love—In 12th century Ireland, all Maelan wants is to do his duty to his Chief and maintain his family’s good name. However, his granddaughter, Orlagh, is hell bent on wreaking havoc, with no care for the consequences. Maelan must make some difficult decisions and bargains with the Fae to save his granddaughter’s life and future. Can he save her happiness as well?

Misfortune of Time
Druid's Brooch Series, #6
Christy Nicholas

Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. When Airtre's paranoia and jealousy spiral out of control, Étaín has no choice but to escape in the night. Ultimately, she must make decisions that may result in disaster for her, her grandson, and everyone she loves.

Misfortune of Vision
Druid's Brooch Series, #4
Christy Nicholas

In 12th century Ireland, Orlagh has been Seer to her king for 40 years. After dismissing her efforts to warn him of war, she decides to fulfill her own quest: to find a worthy heir for her magical brooch. During this time, she passes judgment on a thief, escapes a Norman war camp, and battle wits with a Fae lord. She enlists the help of a grizzled old warrior, who happens to be a long–time friend.

The Swan's Road
The Atheling Chronicles, #2
Garth Pettersen

In the eleventh century, Viking king Cnute sails to Rome with his son, Harald, and his shield brothers. Thrown off course by a storm, they follow the route up the Rhine where Harald agrees to help Fresian woman, Selia. Robert, Duke of Normandy, plans to assassinate Cnute. If he succeeds, an invasion of Engla-lond will follow. Can Harald reach Rome in time to warn the King?

Turlough's Tale
Druid's Brooch Series, short story extra
Christy Nicholas

After his beloved wife dies in childbirth, Turlough leaves in the middle of the night with his son, Ruari, traveling west to find music, Turlough’s other true love. Unwittingly sleeping under an ancient stone, they wake up in Faerie, amidst enchanting music. When they return, Turlough finds two years have passed, though he’s only been gone two weeks. His mother is waiting for him with a gift.

 

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