Hiraeth: a mark - marc by Liz Riley JonesHiraeth: a mark - marc by Liz Riley Jones

Hiraeth: a mark - marc

byLiz Riley Jones

Paperback | November 21, 2014

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Mona Jones has been on the run all her life without really knowing why. Her parents were murdered, and now, at twenty-one, her uncle and protector is dead too... This dramatic chain of events compels Mona to spend time amid a Welsh-speaking community in Ynys Môn, also known as Anglesey. It is here that her druidic ancestry begins to emerge, identified more quickly by those around her. Attacked by an enemy druid, Mona quickly finds herself at the centre of an intense druid civil war. Branded with 'the mark', she unleashes her power, only to discover she also has a terrible weakness. Mona quickly finds herself drawn to the warrior Cai, but they are soon separated when the community's fleet is lured out to sea by the threat of an Irish attack. With the Welsh druids convinced she is a spy working amongst them, Mona's uncontrollable power explodes for a second time. The Welsh druids must decide if Mona is their saviour or their destroyer. A fast-moving, contemporary action story, Hiraeth is a trilogy inspired by the ancient Celtic texts of the Mabinogion and the Ulster Cycle. The story has been woven into an epic power struggle, which straddles myth, Celtic identity and adventure.
Title:Hiraeth: a mark - marcFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:November 21, 2014Publisher:Troubador PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784621315

ISBN - 13:9781784621315

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never judge a book by it's cover I stumbled upon this book - maybe a post on Facebook, I don't even remember - but it spoke to me immediately. (The atmosphere, the elemental power of nature - a la Wuthering Heights or Rebecca.) I bought it and once I started, I finished it in one day. ONE DAY. I haven't done that since my teen years and discovering Robert Heinlein, Pearl Buck, Elizabeth von Arnim. I ate it up - and then was crushed to realize that Book Two isn't available until June 15th, 2015. Once you start the lyricism and fluid storytelling will sweep you up. At first I was missing the depth of narrative background, or description, that often crowds other books and gives you too clear of a picture. This work is far more subtle and clever. The emotions, descriptions of weather and music, are vivid and create full tapestries of images in your mind. I loved this. It has been added to a very, very, select list of My Favourites.
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