Age of Saints is the seventh book in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas. This book takes us further back in the sequence of events, giving us a new perspective on some of the characters, events, magic, and that has driven this story/series. It is primarily an historical fantasy- with paranormal elements, drama, adventure, action, romance, magic, family, duty/responsibility, bonds, and so much more. This book has an M/M romance too, which sets it apart from others in the series.
This story has its own unique identity, but also ‘fits’ wonderfully well with its companions in the collection. As with all the other books in this series, I really love all the attention to detail and the vividly descriptive storytelling that Ms. Nicholas excels at- it brings her stories to life and makes them very realistic, believable, and entirely captivating- and she always delivers a really well written tale. Each book in the series is fascinating on its own, but then you begin to realise that each one contributes a fragment in a bigger picture that is being revealed. Each book draws you in and gets you wondering right from the start. Superb!
The character/s are complex, fully realised individuals who are so cleverly crafted- with interesting and likeable (or detestable natures)- as the author is easily able to sway you one way or another.
I can’t wait to continue this series!
Thank you, Ms. Nicholas!
A daringescape, a brother's duty, and a tragic mistake.On his deathbed, Conall's father makes him promise to always take care of his little sister, Lainn. With her laughter, she can sing the bees from their hives and make the morning sun sparkle in the winter. He loves Lainn with all his heart, and will do anything to protect her, even without a promise to his father.
Between an abusive step-father, a powerful Faerie Queen, and a maddened Fae Lord, every decision Conall makes seems to be the wrong one. Starvation, imprisonment, madness, and disfigurement plagues them. Even when he tries following his heart, it turns to disaster.
Can Conall correct his mistakes and save Lainn's life and soul?
Will it cost him his own?