AGE OF SAINTS is book 7 in the Druid’s Brooch Series. If this is the first one you are going to read, it’s totally ok because they all read as a stand-alone with the common thread being the magic brooch. AGE OF SAINTS is in the timeline BEFORE the previous book so it’s cool to see how the piece of jewelry has gotten its start (or closer to its start).
The pages turn themselves in this complex and epic tale that at times reads like a travelogue for 500 AD “Ireland”. The writing is so visually appealing that I am able to imagine it while I read along. The story is full of twists and turns and majik and FAE. It is multi-layered and allows us to take the journey of the brooch with the characters as they are written.
This author has a way of writing that keeps things interesting and is detailed enough that the story is not bogged down with unnecessary word filler. From cover to cover each scene appears to be well plotted and the direction pre-determined. While this is a continuing (what do you call a series that goes backwards? is continuing the right word?) series, each is very satisfying between its own two covers.
Review by @mauraharper