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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Debi Kircher

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas

4 Stars

I don’t think I have ever read a series with this many books so out of order…Luckily it’s ok and although they are all intertwined reading them as I have still works somehow.

I am not a historical fantasy fan but I am absolutely a fan of this author, it’s the way she tells the stories and this one was no different, somehow she takes a genre I have no interest in and keeps me interested and I can only attribute that to this author’s amazing storytelling.

I’ve said it before and will say it again, I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland but this author has managed to move that dream up my bucket list in the way she transports me there in her writing.

The magic and fantasy in this story almost made me believe and that’s not easy because as I’ve mentioned I am not normally a fan. I loved how real Orlagh felt in this book. Not the typical star of a story and I truly appreciated that.

Will definitely be looking out for more in this series and also anything else this author comes up with.

Awesome Story!

Review by @debikircher

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Erin Wolf

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

I give Misfortune of Vision: Druid’s Brooch Series: #4 by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

Orlagh has been the seer to her tribe for a long time. Battling with a king who refuses to follow thru on her visions is only one of her worries. She is an old woman and must find an heir to pass her magical brooch to. This begins her on a journey in which she explores many things, both good and bad. Will she find this heir? Or will her life end tragically? There are many obstacles she faces along the way and she is no longer the young woman she once was. But she has her visions, her wits, and her friends. Perhaps all will be fine….

This series is incredible and each book I read amazes me at the wonderful story the author weaves. Each book is incredibly different, yet they each tie into one another. Orlagh is such a wonderful lead character. A strong woman, she knows what she must do and does what has to be done. The secondary characters are also wonderful. I hope to see more of them in future books.

If you like a story of myth and magic expertly written, this book and series is for you.

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Emily Walsh

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 #4) by Christy Nicholas was an engaging, intriguing read, that had me left wanting more.

Every time I read a book in this series, I love it even more. As they don’t follow a conclusive timeline you can read them out of order. This book was just as detail oriented, compelling, mysterious and solid. I loved how the MC was older, mature and experienced. It was a risk, and for me it was a well placed one that enhanced not only this story, but this series. Taking place in 1177, this story has that rare look into the past, and you can tell that care and research went into making this read as authentic as possible. The added touch of religion against our MC, really brought home how powerful the church was then, and it’s influences.

Overall this book, this series, is worth the read, and it gets my super high recommendation and my stamp of approval.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Carrie Reed

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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!

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Misfortune of Vision (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Felicia Bates

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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 boom) 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 (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Candida Hopper

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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 (Druid’s Brooch Series Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Angela Hayes

Misfortune of Vision (Druid's Brooch #4)Misfortune of Vision by Christy Nicholas
My rating: 4 of 5 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 (Druid’s Brooch Book 4) by Christy Nicholas – Review by Naomi McDonald

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Misfortune of Vision is the fourth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series.
I loved the attention to detail with the characters in this story. Orlagh takes us on an adventure as she seeks out a relative to pass on the brooch to. I enjoy her wit and intelligence as she deals with opposing forces. And poor Declan, he tries so hard to make good decisions. I love the mystery around Clodagh and why she acts the way she does. All-in-all it was a charming adventure with a good mix of drama, romance, mystery, and suspense. Superbly written!

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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

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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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