OK I have to confess I got this book because of the cover Highlands stone circle my Outlander oving heart just started beating faster Then when I started reading I couldn t stop Celtic mythology the old ways Scotland and magicI was Keys to Tulsa lost in time and could have stayed hidden in the coven forever The story was over way too soon and now I just can t wait to follow this raven on her journey onward Thank you Melanie forifting the veil and showing me the ways of the Goddess 45 StarsWow what a storyFirst of all Secret Africa look at that cover 3The endeft a Crush (Awkward, lot of uestions but the rest of the story was beautiful and magical 3 12 startspacing was a bit odd but overall a different yet enjoyable read The End Bambi Nooooooooooo It can t be overFrantically checking Audible to see if the next book is out No Gah flailsIt s been a while since I had that reaction to the end of a book but I was utterly captivated by Highland Raven It was just so so magical forack of a better word And I can t say enough good things about the narrator Lesley Parkin She really did a fabulous job with the accents and tenor of the story she brought all the characters and the setting to مهارت در بازی زندگی life with ayrical cadenceSo this story is about Shakespeare s Lady MacBeth with some paranormal twists Now it has been many years since I read Shakespeare in school so I really can t much about the correlation between this story and Shakespeare And I could really care The Dragon in the Clock Box less the storylines meshed or not I was thoroughly entertained by Melanie Karsak s talePledged to the Morrigan at her birth by her vengeance driven father our heroine is known by many names Gruoch Corbie Boudica Cerridwen Lady MacBeth She is of the royaline of MacAlpin with ties to the thrones of Scotland and Ireland Cerridwen s family follows the old Gods at a time when Christianity is sweeping the My Amazing Dinosaur (Tib Tumtum, land so the story is full of Celtic and Pictish rituals and mythology But Karsak weaves even magic into the story with fae interludes prophecy wizardry and travel between realms Iiked Cerridwen as our warrior woman heroine I The Nazi Revolution loved that she was capable and curious and emotional At this point I m not really seeing Cerridwen as Lady MacBeth she is a young girl who is stretching her wingsiterally to Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy learn family traditions and cope with her fate as best she canI am not usually a fan of theove triangle but this one has me uite intrigued I was very excited by Cerridwen s visions of a raven haired man with eyes full of ove I thought I had an epic ove story on my hands But then along comes Banuo who had a special connection to Boudica as Prasutagus We see a Wylde Bears (Wylde Bears, lot of soul magic happening and it appears that Cerridwen and Banuo have been reconnecting time and again through eachife So not remembering much MacBeth at the time I was confused as to whose team I should be on I think this allowed me to really feel the same conflict that Cerridwen was feeling when she had the soul deep connection on one hand but was still curious about the raven haired man from her visions on the other handThis story ended on a cliffhanger and I absolutely cannot wait to see what s next in store for Cerridwen and MacBeth I only wish these stories were Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet longer because I was not ready for this one to end While I am sure reading the story in print is great I highly encourage you to give it a shot in audio because the narrator is fantasticI received a copy of this audiobook at no cost from the author in exchange for an honest review Full review posted at Bambi Unbridled I recently bought a kindle paperwhite so thought this would be the perfect time to read some of the Scottish inspired books I ve got on my TBR Highland Raven is set in Scotland in 1026 and follows Gruoch who goes on to become the wife of Macbeth I will admit that I ve never actually read or seen Macbeth so I don t know the storyThis book seems to be an introduction to Gruoch and set before she even meets Macbeth I enjoyed this book but I will admit that the pacing was aittle odd The plot seems to be a mash of multiple stories and myths from Celtic folklore but that is exactly what I am in the mood for right now so I really enjoyed reading it I almost felt Arise like I was doing a uiz seeing how man. Destined to become ueen of Scotland Bound by blood to the Celtic gods Scotland 1026 Gruoch descendant of theine of MacAlpin should have been born into a Archies Americana, Vol. 1 life of ease But fate is fickle Her father's untimely death rud to have been plotted by King Malcolmeaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family The Book Thief line Escaping to one of theast strongholds of the old Celtic gods Gruoch becomes an ad.
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Ans for GruochGruoch is one strong woman She witnesses abuse and stands in it s face when she realizes at a young age as to what s happening Even when that abuse finds her Gruoch also feels ove She finds dear friends and the man that s dear to her She stands for herself and not just as a pawn for her uncle the King to pass around although she knows she could be married off as a political pieceI enjoyed the magical feel we get while Gruoch is earning the old ways of her people This story is set in Scotland and we get that magical historical feel from itThere is books to come with Gruoch and her Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, life I know there s to come as we haven t gotten through MacBeth s story fully yet and I very muchook forward to what s to come Ah I really wanted to Educating for the New World Order like this one The premise was so intriguing and drew me in A Macbeth retelling in Lady Macbeth s voice with aot of historical fantasy elements thrown in and reframing the tale in the religious struggles of the dark ages between traditional pagan worship and the spread of the White Christ Unfortunately I didn t Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock like it so muchI should mention the book s abrupt ending I know it s only the first book in a four part series But nonetheless I think it is bad form to end the book so abruptly This was a minor point howeverWhat really bothered me was throwing in everything but the kitchen sink which bred a kind of Mary Sueism Lady Macbeth Gruoch is a heck of a character to work with and historically herineage was impressive I knew the book would have historical fantasy in it so I accepted it just fine when she The Character Of An Upright Man learns ancient magic in a pagan coven Then it turns out she s the incarnation of Cerridwen a very powerful goddess Wow That s uite something But she s also destined to become one of the Wyrd sisters practising dark otherworld magic too Okay this character is really extremely powerful Oh but she s also a reincarnation of the ancient ueen Boudicca Uh And that s kind of a problem Gruoch is too special She simultaneously holds several very important and powerful positions which stretches suspension of disbelief not to mention threatens the tension in the story because there s very few who actually have power than she does To be honest I think the story would have been better if Gruoch had not been an incarnation of Cerridwen or Boudicca She already had enough going on with joining a coven and becoming a Wyrd sister not to mention being born so close to the crown That s enough specialness for anyone to handleAnd then there were the sex scenes which were too heavy on the purple prose for my tastes and didn t seem to fit with the tone of the rest of the storyI also wanted to mention that I initially started this book as an audiobook but uickly switched to a standard book because I didn t enjoy the narratorI guess I won t be continuing with this series4 out of 10 I think I ve burned through all the worthwhile Highland novels and while futilely searching for this showed up as a suggestion in my feed Marketed as a book about the old gods of the Isles and appealing to fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon both of which I really enjoyed I was totallyost The first book completely drew me in The ways of the old gods are always fascinating for me to read about I Mr. Malcolms List like contemplating other ways ofiving other religions and practices and other ways of viewing the world This is not an accurately historical novel a GURPS Conspiracy X lot of creativeicense was taken you need to know that up front or you may be disappointed This is a fantasy novel And the pace of these novels does move along kind of slowly but it will be at Just One Golden Kiss least a 4 novel series when the 4th book comes out and maybe so it s kind of a saga and if you go into it knowing that it sits better Besides that I didn t mind the slow pace when I found the characters and setting enchanting if somewhat dismal this is Lady Macbeth we re talking about here after all These are also not very fluffy in terms of feel good emotions and happenings This is a gritty graphic violent sexually free series where the realities ofife as a woman at this time are often very grim Despite all of those disclaimers I really enjoyed this first book and the rest of the series so far 35 stars. Will relish this sweeping Scottish Historical Fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands A great novel that captures realistically a world of witches and fairies warrior women and barbaric men and a woman exploring a The Tyranny of Guilt life she had no idea existed Author Carrie L Wells A rich tale ofore and egend that will trap you faster than a fairy ring Fabulous and Fun Book Review.
Y different Celtic myths I noticed throughoutI really iked reading from Gruoch s POV and I Eat Your Way Through the USA look forward to starting the next book in the series Highland Blood tonight I m just hoping that the second book will have a slightly uicker pace we will see LOVED the characters in this book and the Celtic feel of the storytelling and world Highly recommended This is one of those stories I was drawn into and really enjoyed yet it s difficult to write about I don t want to give away anything as I want you to have all the feels as you experience the story as wellThis story is Gruoch s Who is Gruoch She s who we know as MacBeth This story tells of what she s experienced as she has grown up On the day she was born her father called to the goddess That goddess has answered and will call on Gruoch when she s older Gruochives a good but at times difficult My Dirty Janitor Book 4 life with her aunt as her father fights for their king and his brother But then finds sheives permanently with her aunt when her father dies on a mission for his brotherThe story really gets going for me when Gruoch receives the message that it s time to go Stories from Spain / Historias de España live with theadies of the goddess and Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos learn the ways of old However Gruoch is different She s of an older blood Soul magic Gruoch finds who she was by who she meetsFULL REVIEWThis audiobook was provided by the author narrator or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com at my reuestGruoch raised by heroving aunt and cruel husband is destined to be called by the goddess When the goddess calls Aunt Madelaine tells her husband that Gruoch is going to a convent to study the White Christ but truly she s going to Broken Bear learn the old ways of their peopleThis is the first story I ve heard narrated by Lesley and I m highly impressed The thick accent of the time and place comes through and feels genuine Emotion and spirits of the characters come through the rise and fall of her tone I was really drawn to her narration Lesley even gives different feel to voices for different charactersThe writing feels so real when Iisten to Lesley narrate The brutal treatment woman Enna Burning lived under as wives and servants alike The story starts slower setting the stage of where Gruoch comes from and what she s seen to bring her to who she is This is Lady MacBeth and her journey throughifeThis is one of those stories I was drawn into and really enjoyed yet it s difficult to write about I don t want to give away anything as I want you to have all the feels as you experience the story as wellThis story is Gruoch s Who is Gruoch She s who we know as MacBeth This story tells of what she s experienced as she has grown up On the day she was born her father called to the goddess That goddess has answered and will call on Gruoch when she s older Gruoch Hatter lives a good but at times difficultife with her aunt as her father fights for their king and his brother But then finds she Paint the Wind lives permanently with her aunt when her father dies on a mission for his brotherGruoch hasived through much with the way woman are seen and treated in this time Watching the hatred and Wayne love that men could show woman but mostly the mistreatment above all She s even been at the receiving end as wellThe story really gets going for me when Gruoch receives the message that it s time to goive with the The Perfect Resume ladies of the goddess andearn the ways of old However Gruoch is different She s of an older blood Soul magic Gruoch finds who she was by who she meets There is a magical feel of old ways to all Gruoch The Centurion Code lives through She has a connection to the goddess she believes thanks to her father s doing at her birth Iove when Gruoch goes to the Antropologia da Criança ladies all that sheearns and sees so much magicAaah Sid Sid is very different She s alone in seeing the faerie folk And she can really see them Gruoch sees enough to believe it and so do I Sid shows Gruoch her past Air Terisak Membelah Batu life one they shared And when Druid named Banuo arrives at the holiday celebration Gruoch sees of that pastife A past Canned life sheoves and would do anything to have again However Gruoch is having visions of another man And this man can see her as well Who is he and what does he mean to her And the goddess has other pl. Ept in arcane craft Her encounters with the otherworld however suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined Haunted by dreams of a raven haired man she's never met Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own She is duty bound to wed a powerful ord if not the Prince himself; however she's not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banuo a gallant highlander and druid Fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Karsak is the author of The Airship Racing Chronicles The Harvesting Series The Celtic Blood Series Steampunk Red Riding Hood and Steampunk Fairy Tales A steampunk connoisseur zombie whisperer and heir to the iron throne the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children She is an Assistant Professor of English a