Yes, that’s right, you heard it correctly. Legacy of Hunger, book 1 of The Druid’s Brooch Series, is now available in print on Amazon.
Maggie considered herself capable. She hadn’t imagined she’d be able to, but she managed to get her mistress off the ship. She installed her into a room at an inn by the sea, and retrieved all of the baggage—including Master Conor’s. Maggie’s breath caught at the memory of him. She had been so fond of him, and now his body was rotting at the bottom of the cold ocean. Brendan had been buried that next day. Maggie hadn’t known him as well; he had only begun working with the family the year before. Now she regretted not having gotten to know the older man.
She hung her head and continued her walk. She was looking for the lawyer’s office, having to ask random people the way.
The landlady at the inn had given her directions, but such things were slippery in Ireland. The streets were not in proper grids as those in most American cities, for one thing. For another, the streets seemed to have no actual names. A few had nicknames, perhaps for a particular shop or tavern along its route, but if you didn’t know this, there was no way to tell where you were.
The city had charm in spades. The lovely old place had buildings which looked hundreds of years old, and the people she spoke to were helpful and solicitous. They tended to answer her questions with questions of their own. This added to her already high frustrations.
“Oh, the lawyer’s office? Well, do you know where the wheelwright’s shop is?”
“Why should she know the wheelwright’s shop if she’s asking about the lawyer?”
“Sure, and many know the wheelwright that have never needed the lawyer.”
“Ah, and you’ll confuse the poor lass. Here, darlin’, you just go down this street…”
Eventually, she got comprehensible directions from a pair of green grocers. She tripped a couple of times on the rough cobblestone streets, looking up at the shop names, trying to find a landmark the landlady had mentioned in her long list. Had she been meant to turn at the Blue Bull? Or perhaps this was where she was to go straight? Her head spun and she considered sobbing in frustration. Sitting down beside the street for a moment as she tried to collect her wits.
A carriage came barreling down the street, almost straight for her. She scrambled back up and pressed up against the wall, making herself a smaller target for such suicidal drivers.
Looking left and right, she chose a direction, deciding it must be the right way. She skipped over a river of slops which ran along the edge of one street, and marched along.
I write historical fantasy novels, mostly set in Ireland, and a contemporary romance based on my parents’ 30-year search for true love. Don’t miss information on Celtic myth and history, as well as practical travel planning tips, and hidden places, in my travel books.
- Call of the Morrigú – Historical fantasy set in 1797 Ireland.
- The Enchanted Swans– Historical fantasy set in 500 BCE Ireland, based on The Children of Lir, an Irish Fairy Tale.
- Better To Have Loved– Contemporary romance based on the true story of my parents’ 30-year search for love
- Legacy of Hunger– Historical fantasy set in 1846 Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #1 (Now available in PRINT!)
- Legacy of Truth– Historical fantasy set around 1800 Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #2
- Legacy of Luck – Historical fantasy set in 1745 Ireland and Scotland. Druid’s Brooch #3
- Misfortune of Vision – Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #4 (release date January 2018)
- Misfortune of Song – Historical fantasy set in 12th century Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #5 (submitted)
- Misfortune of Time – Historical fantasy set in 11th century Ireland. Druid’s Brooch #6 (first draft begun)
- Turlough’s Tale – Short Story in The Druid’s Brooch series, set ten years before Legacy of Luck.
- Stunning, Strange and Secret: A Guide to Hidden Scotland
- Mythical, Magical, Mystical: A Guide to Hidden Ireland
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