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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This wonderfully written historical fantasy is set in Ireland and incorporates supernatural elements and old Irish Fae lore. The author has done an amazing job through her descriptive narrative with making her world come alive as the characters travel to and from different realms. I loved all the different characters but especially the main character, Clíodhna who’s husband is missing and who has three children. I felt she was relatable and I was engaged with her plight as she finds herself in the middle of growing quarrels with the new church. I read this happily as a standalone story but I feel that if read as part of the series I would have appreciated the storylines that crossover better.

Clíodhna encounters a stranger near her home in the woods and discovers a kindred spirit in him and he is able to teach her how to harness her own innate powers and talents. She also develops a friendship at the new church with one of the monks and they enjoy talking about, life, philosophy, and theology. Clíodhna feels that for once her life is to be savoured rather than being about just surviving. However, things soon change when a new church leader arrives and suddenly her relationship with the monk causes conflict as does that fact that her new teacher clashes with the church’s ideals. Clíodhna ends up having to choose between happiness and even her life, and her family as her rash decisions result in her having to change her own fate.

Clíodhna believes it may be better for everyone if she leaves and disappears into another world but it would mean leaving her children behind with a trusted friend and trusting them to the mercies of fate. Her other option is to use her powers and abilities and face the danger head on. This is a fairly fast paced story with an intriguing storyline and an active plot all of which had me hooked from start to finish. I felt completely immersed in the story and found it to be an enjoyable and engaging read. I am now keen to read the rest of the series starting at book one.

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas

Age of Druids is the ninth book in The Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas and although this series can be read as standalones I highly recommend reading the whole series. I will say when I started this series I wasn’t sure about it only because it’s not my normal Genre, but holy cow I’m glad I took a chance. This is one of those Series I definitely will be reading again and again. The author has a unique way of telling a story and making you feel as if you are a part of it. Her attention to detail simply blows me away. There’s a bit of everything in this book from action to danger and alittle magic. Clíodhna finds herself in a disagreement with the new church and finds herself meeting a stranger who helps her with her talents. Along the way good and bad choices are made. What does her future look like? Find out what happens next in this must read. I found myself lost in the pages and had a hard time putting it down. As im sad this series is ending I look forward to reading more from this Author .

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Angela Shirley

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

See the origins of the brooch in this final installment of this brilliant series.

This is the final installment to this brilliant series and what a conclusion to the story. This book follows Clíodhna and is set in the 5th century Ireland, the story weaves in and out of the history behind the brooch and puts a lot of the story in perspective.

Cliodhna’s husband has been missing for months and they are becoming more distressed as time goes on, but when she receives help from the local Abbey she can then concentrate on locating her husband.

As the story continues through you get the impression that Cliodhna is regretting her decision as the abbey is more controlling than she first thought, but with her Fae friends help can she progress through on her quest.

I have loved this series through the nine books, within this story you see the character of Cliodhna as a strong, independent women who is struggling to keep her family together and also looking as finding herself within the Fae world. This is not my normal genre but after reading the first book I was drawn into this epic saga from the first word to the last word.

I think this is a brilliant series to get you involved within the world of Fantasy, the stories are full of action, well written and the characters in each book are engaging and well developed.

Reviewed by Angela Shirley

Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Felicia Bates

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Age of Druids (Druid’s Brooch series, book 9)
By Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5 stars

I’ve been following along with this series for quite some time now and each book is always my new favorite. Christy Nicholas is such a talented writer with a gift of incredible detail. The Druid’s Brooch Series is one that I stumbled upon and while it was out of the normal genre I would gravitate to, I found myself lost in the pages. Secretly, I have always had curiosity about the Fae world, so I think this is what called to me. If you’re looking for a book with great detail and feeling as though you’re within the pages yourself, I would recommend Age of Druids. Though, if we are being honest, I would recommend starting this stand alone series from the very beginning. (What series isn’t better when you know every little detail?)

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Jonell Collins

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas is a great little story. Great characters and great worldbuilding. I love Cliodhna’s character in this story. My thoughts were at the very beginning of the story, wow she’s a single mom just trying to get by. I love the contrast between the different faiths and the struggle that occurs. And I really loved learning how Fingin (Age of Secrets) came to be. This is a very enjoyable story. It’s certainly not a waste of your time that’s for sure.

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Age of Druids is the ninth book in the Druid’s Brooch series. It can be read as a standalone, however you’ll get a much better experience if you read the whole series.
As with the other books in the series, the world building and characters are amazing. The author really weaves the whole thing together in a way that makes you feel like you are right in the story with the characters. The attention to historical detail is superb.
This book marks the end of the series, but there is so much packed in each book that you could probably read every book over again several times and still find something you didn’t notice before.
Excellent book! Fantastic series.

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Faith Jackson

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I enjoyed the perfect way this author built this character up through other characters. The reader saw her evolve in many ways from inner strength to outer strength in a tale that was set up against her. She’s had so much to overcome and so much on the line that her story is a powerful finale to this series. I think you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did.

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Katie Kearney

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Age of Druids: Druid’s Brooch Series: #9 by Christy Nicholas. I’ve found myself completely drawn to this series. When I first started I was completely outside my comfort zone but this author has truly captured my attention and I’m loving every minute of this time I get to spend in these books. Each character brings something unique to the storyline and they are all easy to connect with. The storyline can hook you in one page and that’s how it’s been for each book in my opinion. The storyline is well written and paced nicely. It’s a unique storyline and I can’t wait to see where this author takes readers next. Four stars and highly recommend!

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Angela Hayes

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Age of Druids is the ninth and final book in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas. I can’t believe we’ve come to the end of this great series. I was torn reading this book- between wanting to see what was in store for us, while at the same time wanting to draw the story out and not wanting it to end. This is a historical fantasy- with paranormal elements, drama, adventure, action, Fae, magic, and family.
As with all her other books, I really love that Ms. Nicholas manages to bring her stories to life- making them so very realistic and entirely believable. That ability always makes the story more fascinating for me- by capturing my attention right from the beginning.
Even though this is the ninth book in the series, you could read it as a standalone- But having said that, I recommend reading all the books, in sequence, to fully appreciate the interconnected elements, intriguing details, and merging storylines which help to build a much ‘bigger picture’. I saw so many connected details from/with other books in this series- and felt like I was finally seeing the ‘whole’ picture.
A fabulous conclusion to the series. Now I am looking forward to seeing what Ms. Nicholas has in store for us next.

That you, Christy Nicholas!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Gail Guerrero

Age of Druids (Druid's Brooch #9)Age of Druids by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Age of Druids (The Druid’s Brooch Series #9) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Gail Guerrero

Four Stars

Being a mom is hard enough add in all this extra mystical and church agendas. Makes it look impossible. I have enjoyed this author and am a little sad to see it end. This is a series but can be read as standalone stories. I like the time difference and the authors writing style. I would hate to be the lead in this story to be put in the middle of someone else’s issues. To be put in a position where you might have to leave your kids. I definitely bonded with the lead in many parts of this book. My kids are always the first thing I think of when making a decision. Their well being comes first. It was a very interesting read. Not my normal genre but I like to step outside my bubble and explore. I recommend you do the same.

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