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Legacy of Luck (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 3) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Sarah Oakes

Legacy of Luck (Druid's Brooch #3)Legacy of Luck by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about love. Eamonn is a traveller in the horse trade. Whilst at a fair, he falls for a young woman named Katie. To his horror, she is forced to marry another man who she doesn’t love. Desperate to save her, he races against time and across the sea to unknown lands with nothing but luck and some close family members. Will it be enough to win her back?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Katie standing up for herself but vulnerable underneath or Eamonn sure of himself but devoted underneath. Great cast of supporting characters like the supportive Ciaran or strong and silent Ruari.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the standing stones in the bog with the mist for a sense of magic and mystery wonderfully written. Or the scenes at the fair full of life and people with small stalls and trades giving a feel of the historical setting so vivid its as if you’re actually there. Or the vibrant sense of colour throughout with the dancing lights or the brooch or the wedding dresses bright and bold and wonderful.
The switch of perspectives worked well to display both sides of events and was easy to follow. I also liked the use of the weather throughout, giving a feel for Ireland and also foreboding bad events at points aswell wonderfully written. I also loved the use of the Irish names and places and pronounciations was a lovely touch. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars.

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch #4) By Christy Nicholas – Review By Stacey Baxter

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

Once again i was blown away by this novel i loved every single second. While reading the nicel i was able to visualise everything down to the landmarks that were described, love nothing more while reading a novel when I’m able to feel like I’m there along sids the character’s it’s an amazing experience. I love the historic magic theme running through this story which shocks me as its not my usual cup of tea but this storyline just drew me in and couldn’t pull my eyes away!

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 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) 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 #4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Sarah Oakes

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

A great read about journeys. Orlagh is a Seer to a Hibernian chief who refuses to listen to her Visions. When she sees a Vision of a terrible battle, the chief dismisses it as nothing worth concern. But this vision prompts a series of events that leads Orlagh on a quest across Ireland for an heir. On her way, she finds family and deals with Fae and Norman soldiers alike. Can she find an heir to pass the brooch to and stop the Normans aswell?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Orlagh standing up for herself but kind underneath or Declan on a run of bad luck but still trying his best. A great cast of supporting characters like the shy Clodagh or Cu-Uladh stubborn but kind and funny or the annoying Bishop Malachi or the kind Gunnar.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like with the halls of Strangfyorthe with its colourful shields and dragons on the roof beautifully carved for a sense of awe and wonder. Or with Orlagh’s quarters for its homely feel and full of fresh herbs with their vivid colours and smells it was as if you were actually there. or the landscape with its cold winters and icy caves and snow and ice giving the reader a feel of this harsh but beautiful island. And loved the use of the senses with the sights of the vision and also sound with Declan and his songs wonderfully written.
the switch of narratives between Orlagh and Declan worked well to display both storylines and was easy to follow with the names in the chapters. The use of an elderly woman as the heroine was a brilliant idea as something different in this genre and was perfectly written, with Orlagh given the respect and humour she deserves. I also loved the sense of equality, especially in the army camp scenes, where everyone is welcomed no matter which culture you came from, be it Norman or Gaelic or Osstman and all these heritages were given the respect and love they deserve in songs and language used throughout the novel. Once again, the list of pronunciations was a lovely touch and added to the feel of the ancient world. Overall, a wonderful read and I would give it five stars.

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 4) By Christy Nicholas – Review by Laura Furuta

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 Book 4)
By: Christy Nicholas
5 out of 5 stars

The story Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 4) by Christy Nicholas is a wonderful book that I loved reading. It drew me in from the beginning and I found myself lost in its pages. I enjoyed reading about the character of Orlah. She is a Seer. This story takes her on a journey in which she is looking for a worthy heir to inherit her magical brooch. She finds herself in all sorts of other situations in which she must use her wits and gift. The book is very detailed and I felt like I was right there with the characters. I also enjoyed reading about the additional characters that are introduced. They are well-developed and I came to care about many of them with each chapter that I read. The story is both interesting and intriguing. The book has an atmosphere that pulls you in and doesn’t let you go until you have read the final page. It is an exciting read that you don’t want to miss out on. I have read several of the books in this series and I have found that the author does an amazing job in creating stories that are enjoyable. I would highly recommend reading this book.

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

Misfortune of Song (Druid's Brooch #5)Misfortune of Song 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.

Review by @fnbates

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Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Kandis Posey

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

MISFORTUNE OF SONG Druid’s Brooch Series, #5 by Christy Nicholas was a great read. I love that her fae characters aren’t cutesy little fairies that I’ve seen in the past. It is very well written and even though it’s a part of a series you could read it as a stand-alone. I had so many emotions while reading this, I couldn’t put it down!

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Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Misfortune of Song (Druid's Brooch #5)Misfortune of Song 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: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Carrie Reed

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

Misfortune of Song by Christy Nicholas
Druid’s Brooch Series #5
My rating: 4 out 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: #5 by Christy Nicholas – Review by Debi Kircher

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

Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas

4 Stars

So even though I have read this series completely out of order I have totally enjoyed every story and this one was no different. Although I do wish I had read them all in order I do have that on my to do list for the future. This as I’ve mentioned in earlier reviews is not a chosen genre of mine but I can’t deny the writing in this story, it flowed so perfectly and kept my attention throughout the majority of the book.

I loved the character portrayal in this story from Orlagh dealing with real teenage behaviors and Maelan struggling with trying to save her from herself and also trying to follow through on an obligation. The story progressed and had me on the edge of my seat through most of it. It had many different aspects filled with danger and suspense.

I love Ireland and want to visit someday, and even though this was set in the past the descriptions of it just strengthened these hopes I have of seeing it someday.

If you love reading fantasies set back in history you will absolutely love these books.

Review by @debikircher

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