Legacy of Hunger is the first book in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas. This is a historical fiction story that has adventure, drama, fantasy, romance, magic, friendship, and intrigue. I loved how the author wove the story around the actual potato famine that plagued Ireland in the 1800’s. The story a is really well written and polished piece of work that also appears to have been thoroughly researched, with meticulous attention to detail. I loved watching Valentina develop and grow as the story unfolded, who we meet at the beginning of the book is entirely different from the person we’re following at the end. All the characters are really well developed and interesting- I enjoyed meeting all the secondary characters who really added to the whole story . I felt that the story was a little slow to get going, and it took me a while to ‘get into it’- but once the pace picked up I found that I was pulled into the story more and started to really enjoy the journey. An interesting Tale!
I love books set in the past with historical significance. This journey of Val losing her brother and finding herself all on a quest a calling- lured across the oceans in sickness, poverty and famine stricken land and seas, was well layed out and an intriguing read.
I for one was glad for this opportunity to live through the moment with Val.
Kudos to the marvelous penmanship of this incredible author, Christy Nicholas.
Legacy of Hunger: Druid's Brooch Series: #1 by Christy Nicholas is a historical novel with a tiny dash of fantasy. I was a little disappointed that there wasn't more of a magical element. Christy has set the scene well and you could see and feel the devastation of Ireland and it’s people in the midst of the potato famine in one of the most turbulent historical periods in time. Whilst I found the story interesting I felt it lacked something, what that something is for me, I am unsure, perhaps it was the lack of more, more celtic and fantasy elements? It could just be that I am not really a historical lover. Having said that it was well written and I truly felt for these people and what they went through. Christy is a good writer and I am sure there are many that will love this story.