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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (Druid's Brooch Series Book 5)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I thoroughly enjoyed this historical fantasy novel, it was a Irish family saga which had me hooked from start to finish. Although part of a series, I happily read it as a standalone story, however, having enjoyed it so much I am now keen to read the rest of the series. Set in Ireland in 1114, ageing warrior Maelan serves his chief with his bloodied blade, but he also has the unique ability of magical camouflage. His main aim is to provide a legacy for Orlagh, his seventeen year old granddaughter, so he’s horrified when she runs off with a disreputable bard. In order to go after Orlagh, Maelan will have to abandon his chief and risk dishonour. Having to risk disgrace and betrayal to bring his granddaughter home is a real dilemma for the loyal guardsman. The descriptive narrative really brought the characters and the setting vividly to life, and the added historical details made the time period realistic. The mix of historical elements and fantasy made this a real page turner.

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Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas – Review by Cheyenne Huffman

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I first picked up this book I had no idea it was book 5 in a series (oops!), however, it definitely can be read on its own but needless to say I will be going back to read the others. But Misfortune of Song was such an incredibly well written and captivating story. It’s authors like these that truly inspire me.

As a huge lover of Fae I loved how they were incorporated in this story and can say this story developed at a quick pace. It will be one of those stories you don’t want to end.

I definitely recommend this book and will be going to read the others as well! The heart of this book was so amazing. Can’t wait for more people to get their hands on it! 💛

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Kerry Baker

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas is the fifth book in the Druids Brooch series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.
As with the previous books this one is well written and captivating. The characters and the story just seem to come to life as you are reading about them. It was easy to picture yourself in the setting the author created.
The pace of the book was perfect, it flowed well from start to finish. Another book I have thoroughly enjoyed by this author.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Katie Kearney

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (Druid's Brooch Series Book 5)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

While this is book five it can easily be read as a stand-alone without any confusion but I do recommend the others in the series also. I’ve come to love this authors writing style as it’s well written and and paced nicely. The characters pull you into their stories and you can connect with them. The storyline is a smooth written and touching storyline. I found myself on a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride more than once. The author knows how to tale readers on quite the adventure with the characters and story that’s being told. I’m giving this story a four star review and recommend it and this author.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Misfortune of Song:Druid’s Brooch Series #5 by Christy Nicholas is the fifth book in Druid’s Brooch Series. This book has a little bit of everything from it being a historical fantasy to adventure, action,romance and heartbreak and betrayal. I found myself unable to put this Book down once I started reading. At times I felt like I was on a emotional rollercoaster ride with my emotions going up and down. Maelan is a man who cares for his granddaughter and tries to do his duty.His granddaughter Orlagh finds herself in love with a bard,he makes her feel like no one else does.She Hope’s and is determined that they will be. What does Orlagh’s future look like? Find out what happens next I highly recommend reading this book I look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Sheri Schrader

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas is the fifth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series. This book can be read as a standalone and understood completely and enjoyed. This book is set in 12th century Ireland. Maelan is the head of his family and must look after them and assure that they make the best decisions. His granddaughter Orlagh is determined to not follow him and makes his life chaos. Can he keep everything together and protect his granddaughter?
This is my second read in this series and I am hooked. I enjoy both genres of historical and fantasy and this incorporates both well. The characters are well written and challenged in their lives. I can not help but get emotional at some of the things the author puts them through. I like the story and how it intertwines with the other books but is not essential to have the other stories to enjoy the individual book. I look forward to reading more in this series.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Candida Hopper

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (Druid's Brooch Series Book 5)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is full of magic, love, danger, action, and adventure. This book can be read as a standalone but I’m sure as soon as you read it you will want to dive right into the other books in this series. In this story we read about Maelan and his granddaughter Orlagh. Maelan just wants to protect Orlagh and get her to make the choices that he feels is best for her. Orlagh is a bit spirited and some of the choices she makes has great consequences which leaves Maelan having to make some difficult decisions in order to keep her safe. Will he succeed? This is a must read if you want to find out what happens in this wonderfully told story. The author does an exceptional job making this story come to life with her rich details and the way she weaves the story draws you in and keeps you entertained and turning pages to find out what’s going to happen next. I highly recommend this great story.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Katie Matthews

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song was another great read from the Druid’s brooch series! I have kind of dipped in and out of the series and haven’t read the books in order however the ones that I have read, including this one, have been really enjoyable reads. I find that I am instantly transported into the imaginative and creative worlds that this author has created. The characters are always well thought out and you find that you can’t help but want to see what happens to them in their story. There is a lot of action in this story which definitely kept my interest from beginning to end. I really enjoy historical fiction so it’s great that I can add this series to my collection of ones that I have enjoyed reading.
I would definitely recommend this book and the series, the authors writing is fantastic, very creative and the stories are definitely entertaining. I am definitely looking forward to reading the other books in the series!

@katiem
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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Lorrene Huisman

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was a new author for me, and I must say the writing was beyond exceptional. I could not get enough of the characters or story that was stitched together. Honestly, I was mesmerized all the way.

I had not read the previous books in the series, but I certainly am going to be going back to read the rest. This could be read as a stand alone, but I know I will appreciate reading the others. What I enjoyed very much was the strength of family and the characters. I felt for both Orlagh and Maelan. Both had different aspects and ways of life. Both wanted what was best for Orlagh (her grandfather and herself.) The story develops at a quick pace. I enjoyed the input of fae into the novel as well. I found the story full of engagement, and had its own spell on me, I was in suspense many times throughout my reading. I must add the author is fantastic at descriptive writing of the lands and what the characters see, You truly feel your looking through their eyes! Wonderful read, most definitely had its spell over me! I truly felt the heart of it!

Wonderful read that I wish I got to enjoy sooner than later. I will be sure going back to read the other books as well as more by this gifted author! Highly recommend this must read book/series/author!

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book #5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Angela Hayes

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (Druid's Brooch Series Book 5)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

4 Stars

 

Misfortune of Song is the fifth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas. This is a historical fantasy- with action, adventure, magic, paranormal elements, drama, romance, mystery, humour, young love, challenges, heartbreak, betrayal, danger, battles, bargains, and fantastic world building. I have said it before, and I say it again, I really love the attention to detail and vividly descriptive storytelling that Ms. Nicholas excels at- it brings her stories to life and makes them very realistic, believable, and entirely immersive. As with the other books in this series that I have read, this is really well written, intriguing, and engaging. The story pulled me in and kept my attention right from the beginning. The character/s are complex, fully realised individuals who were cleverly crafted- with interesting and quirky natures.
I haven’t read the books in this series in sequence- instead picking books by random- thankfully each book is able to be read as a standalone. Having said that though, if you love a great fantasy with lots of historical elements, then you would most definitely enjoy the other books in this series as well- and after reading one, you will probably want to explore more/all.
In this book we meet Maelan and his granddaughter Orlagh, who live in Ireland in the 12th century. Maelan is determined to protect his granddaughter, even from herself, as well as fulfil his duty to chief, and uphold the family name. Orlagh is a little headstrong and impulsive, and tests all the boundaries he tries to impose. But choices are made, and the consequences are quite disastrous. Maelan must decide what he is prepared to do in order to save her? Can he succeed? What happens? You really should read the story and discover all the intriguing details for yourself- it’s well worth your time!

Thank you, Christy Nicholas!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Carrie Reed

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book is an excellent addition to the Druid’s Brooch Series. The story was easy to get into and the characters were written nicely. This could be read as a stand alone but the other books in the series are just as great and I would highly recommend them.

Almost all of the characters in this book got on my nerves or did things that made me hate them. In saying that, it really made the book all that much more interesting for me. I wanted to read on to see how each person would react to the different situations they were thrown into.

Orlagh is a fool, chasing after a love that wasn’t even there in the beginning just because of one kiss. Temuirr is a promiscuous man that can’t hold a solid relationship which, leads to his sister Yana always exasperated by the situations he gets himself into. Orlagh finds out that her grandfa is arranging a marriage for her with a man from their village, she denounces her grandfa’s care to live on her own and follow her love for Temuirr. Temuirr is surprised and taken aback, he realizes he is in too deep with this woman and may have to court her for real.

Eolande is Orlagh’s best friend, and my favorite character. She always has Orlagh’s back and is a fae that was cast out of her world because she fell in love with a mortal. She follows Oralgh in her quest to track down Temuirr to watch over her and keep her safe. Maelan, Orlagh’s grandfa and Eogan, Maelan’s best friend, go out on a search to find Orlagh and bring her home as well as to her senses regarding the traveling bard, Temuirr. Maelan makes many very terrible decisions regarding his granddaughter in the form of kidnapping her and ruining her relationship with not only Temuirr but him as well.

I don’t want to give away too much more information, but there is some stuff that goes down towards the end and really makes for a nice ending to the book. I did enjoy this book and can’t wait to look into more books from this series.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Felicia Bates

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song
(The Druid’s Brooch series, Book 5)
4 out of 5 stars

The Druid’s Brooch series does not fall under the category of genres I read very often but with books so well written, I’ve gladly made an exception.
Misfortune of Song is the fifth book in the series by Christy Nicholas but it can easily be read by itself; in fact I’ve been reading this series out of order.
Once again Christy Nicholas has captured me with her storytelling, in depth characters and fantastic imagery. The storyline had a bit of everything to keep me engaged and my emotions on edge.
I believe in my last review I stated that the book I had just read was my favorite in the series, I’d have to go back on my word and say Misfortune of Song has stolen that spot. Let this be an example of the kind of series this is, once you think you couldn’t love the books anymore, you read the next installment. Misfortune of Song has introduced me to a whole new world and much welcomed break from reality, if only for a short period. I will be recommending this author/series to anyone I know that’s looking for a fantastic read all around.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Jenni Bishop

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas is a blend of fantasy history and Celtic mythology and is another great addition to the series. It is a story that will have your emotions all over the place and will have you laughing and crying. This book can be read as a standalone, as most of them can, but I would read them in order.

Maelan is a man of honour and code, but sometimes his granddaughter, Orlagh could drive him to drink. How far would he go to protect the one thing he loves in his life?

Orlagh is stubborn and bull-headed and often rebels against her grandfather. She wants what she wants and what she wants is the young man she has fallen in love with, be damned the consequences.

This is a world where there is magic and Fae and is wonderfully written to make it a magical read.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Song is the fifth book in the Druid’s Brooch series. It can be read as a standalone.
The author has done a superb job of weaving an enchanting story. The characters come alive on the pages and the plot sucks you in. I loved the strength and sassiness of the main character, Orlagh, even though she does show her youth by making some rash decisions. There are many twists and turns to the story and everything may not be as it seems.
Misfortune of Song is a great tale of young love, heartbreak, betrayal, magic, and adventure.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the fifth book in this series, it is just as enjoyable as the previous books in this series. In this book, Maelan is faced with making a choice with his granddaughter, Orlargh. What will happen when she falls for Timurir? Will she rebell and what are the bargains Orlargh must make to save her? These are great characters that keep the story engaging and come to life for me. I also enjoy the Fae, they are creative and bring twists to the story. I highly recommend this book.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Shelly Kittell

Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (The Druid's Brooch)Misfortune of Song: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is truly a fascinating fantasy book. It is a historical one at that. Maelan is just trying to do what he feels is right. He’s so conflicted. You feel his pain and discomfort through the story as he tries to protect his granddaughter. The writing of this story is phenomenal. Don’t fret, the author gives a bit of a dictionary to help with the Irish words, so you shouldn’t get to lost. The descriptions of the people and the lands totally make you feel like you are there. I came in at this, book 5 of the series. I do plan to go back and start with the first book because there is a brooch involved and I feel a little lost because I don’t know the history of how it got back through time. I can really tell the author did her research because things are just so laid out. The plot line comes back together when it takes a twist or turn. An amazing book that I definitely recommend for fantasy or historical readers, or both.

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas

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Misfortune of Song (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 5) by Christy Nicholas
Genre – Historical, Fantasy
Page Count – 290
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Ireland, 1114. Maelan serves his chief with bloodied blade. And though he wields a unique ability of magical camouflage, the aging warrior longs to truly transform and provide a legacy for his seventeen-year-old grandchild, Orlagh. But he’s horrified when the headstrong girl falls for a disreputable bard and runs off in the dead of night.

With his own children having long gone to ash, he can’t bear to let go of the last of his kin. And though dishonor threatens to rend his soul in two, the loyal guardsman fears he may have to abandon his chief for the sake of his family.

Will Maelan risk disgrace and betrayal to bring the wayward youngster home?

~ AMAZON ~

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Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore!

Christy Nicholas loves all things historical, especially if it has anything to do with Ireland, Scotland, England, or Iceland, and she writes historical fantasy, travel guides, and a book on writing craft. Her tales tend to the gritty, with bittersweet endings, and she’s never afraid to torture her characters. But there is beauty in all darkness, and she loves showing that, as well.

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Misfortune of Vision (The Druid’s Brooch Series #4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision is the fourth book in Christy Nicholas’ Druid’s Brooch series. The series follows a brooch as it is passed through the generations, giving powers to whoever is in possession of it. Each book is set at a different point in history, mainly in Ireland.
At the time when Misfortune of Vision is sent, Christianity has become the main religion in Ireland. Orlagh, whose visions and medical knowledge have been helping her community for decades, is being treated with suspicion by a church that is desperate to assert its dominance.
It’s nice having a protagonist who is quite old. Orlagh knows her time is running out and wants to ensure that she passes her knowledge and the brooch on to someone suitable. We see her struggling with tasks, relying on others for help, and being drained by the work that she must do. We also see her thinking about how her body is changing as she ages and mourning the friends and family who she has outlived.
I also like that Declan, another major character, is a musician. His knowledge of songs from a variety of traditions adds some extra interest to the book!
For me, this is another five-star book. Nicholas paints a vivid picture of the times and places in which her books are set, and yet again I feel like I’ve been transported back in time. It’s so informative and well researched, with an exciting fantasy side that fits in to the setting. I would definitely recommend it to fans of historical fantasy, especially if you’re interested in Celtic history and traditions!

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Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas- Reviewed by Felicia Bates

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision: Druid’s Brooch Series #4
Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5

First and foremost, I absolutely love the cover of this novel. While it’s much like those in the rest of the series the colors to me, are gorgeous.
Moving on, I’ve come to expect rich, vivid storytelling from Christy Nicholas. Typically my genre of choice is a thriller of some sort so the Druid’s Brooch series is a testament to how addictive great writing can be. While these books don’t need to be read in order (I actually bounce from book to book) I have been invested in seeing if the next book really does beat the one before it. If you are interested in historical writing and a mix with fantasy I would recommend giving this book a go.

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Misfortune of Vision: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (Druid’s Brooch Series Book #4) – Review by Angela Hayes

Misfortune of Vision: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga (Druid's Brooch Series)Misfortune of Vision: An Irish Historical Fantasy Family Saga by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

4 Stars

 

Misfortune of Vision is the fourth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas. This is a historical fantasy- with prophecy, religion (Christianity vs Druidism) adventure, magic, drama, mystery, aging, challenges, folklore, and fantastic world building. I have said it before, and I will keep saying it over and over again- I really love the attention to detail and vividly descriptive storytelling that Ms. Nicholas excels at- it brings her stories to life and makes them very realistic, believable, and entirely immersive.
As with the other books in this series that I have read, this is really well written, intriguing, and engaging. The story pulled me in and kept my attention right from the beginning. The character/s are complex, fully realised individuals who were cleverly crafted. The story was given an extra element of interest by making the main character Orlagh quite old. Her “life experience” was immediately recognisable and gave her a realistic and relatable quality, even by today’s standards. Things like struggling with daily tasks, getting tired easily, having to rely on others for help, how her body has changed as she has gotten older, experiencing the loss of family and friends who have passed on before her, and feeling her mortality as she acknowledges that her remaining time is limited- are all things we still deal with I our modern world. I found it difficult to connect with Declan though, and I’m not entirely sure we were meant to?
I haven’t read the books in this series in sequence- instead picking books by random- thankfully each book is able to be read as a standalone- but I have read enough of the series now to see a lot of interconnected details, a thread of sorts that runs through the entire series. I can see a link between books in the series, as we travel through time- and am appreciating the ‘bigger picture’ that is being built.
Looking forward to continuing the series!

Thank you, Ms. Nicholas!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas – Review by Kerry Baker

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas is the fourth book in the Druid’s Brooch series. I would personally highly recommend reading this series in order as the characters and the storylines are interlinked. Reading out of order won’t give the same reading experience in my opinion.
As usual the author has created a wonderful story with such detailed characters. She draws you into Orlaghs world with ease and keeps the pages turning. This is a great series and one I would recommend.

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Misfortune of Vision: Druid’s Brooch Series: #4 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Candida Hopper

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision: Druid’s Brooch Series: #4
by Christy Nicholas

This is another wonderful book in the Druid series! The author does such an amazing job bringing me into a magical world. The details in this book are so vivid that it makes me feel like I’m there. There are twists and turns and as always great characters. I highly recommend this book and the other books in this series. These stories will keep you captivated and wanting more.

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Misfortune of Vision (Druids Brooch Series #4) By Christy Nicholas – Review by Caralee Loonat

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision (Druids Brooch Series #4) By Christy Nicholas
4 Stars!!!!

I really haven’t read this series in order but that hasn’t effected my enjoyment of it. I find this author to be quite refreshing. I really do enjoy stepping out of my comfort genre. I really enjoy being amerced in the Irish days of old.

I enjoyed getting to have more of a glimpse into Orlagh’s life again. I found that the drama as it unfolded to keep me glued to the pages. I really found myself empathizing with Declan as the story began. I really was glad that Orlagh wasn’t alone and that her grandson was still alive. I found that as the story progressed that the drama was just enough and the flow of the book made it so I just couldn’t put it down. I look forward to reading more from this author and more from this series.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat
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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is my favorite in the series yet. This book is creative, well written, engaging and pulled me in from the first page. The characters bring the story to life and kept me turning pages. I enjoyed watching them grow throughout the story. Orlagh takes you on a journey or quest of finding an heir for her magic brooch. It has magic, page turning action and you have to find out if she succeeds but it is worth the read. I highly recommend this book.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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