I give Misfortune of Song: Druid’s Brooch Series: #5 by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.
It is the 12th century in what will be known as Ireland. Maelan is the warcheif for his clan. He is also in charge of his unruly granddaughter, Orlagh. He takes his position very seriously, but he also wants to be the best grandfather and protector he can be. Unfortunately, Orlagh is very strong minded and does not always do what Maelan thinks is right. When she decides to pursue what she believes is her one true love, he tries to put a stop to it. But she will not listen. Now he has to choose between his clan and his only living family. This will put him on an epic adventure where he will put his beliefs to the test, encounter the Fae, and test this old man’s love and endurance. Can he save Orlagh? Does she really need saving?
This was a perfect read for St Patrick’s Day. A historical fiction/fantasy set in older Ireland, this book interested me immediately. I have read previous books in this series and once again this story was exceptional. I am constantly amazed at how each book in this series can be so different from each other, but yet they all tie together flawlessly. The stories of both Maelan and Orlagh are so good. You can understand where each one comes from and why they make the decisions they do. The other characters are also done so well and I would love to see more of them in other books. The story itself has so much going on that there is not one boring moment. Not to mention a few surprises along the way.
If you are a fan of well written historical fiction, fantasy, and/or fiction set in Ireland, this book and series is for you.
Review by @erinwolf79