Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
Druid’s Brooch Series Book 4
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
This book is a great addition to the series. I liked this story a lot, seeing Orlagh at a different age and getting to know as a reader, the connections she had between the multiple characters we have met. This book goes back and forth between Orlagh’s point of view and that of her grandson Declan.
Orlagh is getting older and is the last person from her family line to possess the brooch. She has to go in search of someone from her bloodline to take over the brooch but it seems that is a little bit more tricky than she anticipated. Along with her she takes Clodagh, a young orphan whom she has taken in to train, and Cu-uladh, an older warrior and friend. They set out on a journey to find one of her grandsons and meet many complications on the way.
Declan has been on his own for awhile now and still at a young age could easily jump into life as a working man and settle down. In my opinion I think he is a hard worker but, he is not very good at doing anything other than singing. I believe he can be taught and learn to become great at a specific trade but, he is greedy and selfish which will not turn out great for him in the end.
When Declan and Orlagh finally meet up, Orlagh is hesitant to give the brooch to Declan because she can already see the greed in his eyes and knows that he wouldn’t truly hold on to the brooch or protect its powers. After this Orlagh goes on a quest, and has to call upon the services of Ammatan in the faerie world to help with finding someone with her true bloodline to keep the brooch.
Overall a great read, I don’t want to say much more and give away all of the drama that happens but, there is some juicy drama that unfolds in the end, and in my opinion everyone got what they deserved!