Guardian of the Promise

Guardian of the Promise

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by Irene Radford
     
 

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Deirdre Kirkwood, the bastard child of Griffin, a Catholic priest, and demon-infested Roanna Douglas, has been raised with her cousins Betsy and Hal, the children of Griffin’s twin, Donovan. Each of them has inherited a powerful magical talent and a wolfhound familiar. Any of them could become the next Merlin of Britain.

Deirdre’s quest to

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Deirdre Kirkwood, the bastard child of Griffin, a Catholic priest, and demon-infested Roanna Douglas, has been raised with her cousins Betsy and Hal, the children of Griffin’s twin, Donovan. Each of them has inherited a powerful magical talent and a wolfhound familiar. Any of them could become the next Merlin of Britain.

Deirdre’s quest to know something, anything, about her father leads to a confrontation with El Lobison the Master of all Werewolves. No one is safe from him, as the cousins learn to their terror

In and out of royal courts, the three cousins build a network of spies who are the only ones who can counter the weather, the werewolves, and the Spanish as England faces the relentless Spanish Armada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014406703
Publisher:
Book View Cafe
Publication date:
04/18/2012
Series:
Merlin's Descendants , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
672,096
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species, a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon, she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck.

A museum trained historian, Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between.

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Guardian of the Promise 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think in this series this is my favorite booke. Irene Radford is a literary genius the way she weaves the story so that it almost seems real is amazing. I love all her other books in this series. The blend of politics and magic is great and she still remains pretty historically accurate.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Griffin Kirkwood was supposed to be this generation¿s Pendragon but he turned his back on his magical heritage to become a catholic priest. His twin brother Donovan was too weak to pick up the mantle so the Pendragon skips a generation. Griffin¿s daughter Deidre and Donovan¿s son Hal journey to France with familiars to prevent the massacres that are imminent. While working the spell, Hal is captured by El Lobison and turned into a werewolf. He escapes and keeps his distance from the family for many years while Deidre becomes a spy for Queen Elizabeth I. Time after time Deidre helps prevent the plots of Mary, Queen of Scots to oust Elizabeth. Mary eventually goes too far and forces Elizabeth to act. Knowing that if Mary is executed, Philip of Spain¿s armada will launch, Deidre begs Elizabeth to stay her hand. When her efforts fail, Deidre is willing to use powerful magic that may end up killing her to keep England safe but Hal refuses to see the love of his life die. The Merlin¿s Descendants series uses magic to explain pivotal historical events that played a key role in the history of Great Britain. Although never formally invested with the title, Deidre is her generation¿s Pendragon because she puts England¿s need above her own, willing to give her life to see her country stay free. Hal is more of a tragic heroic figure who doesn¿t succumb to his werewolf nature and is a proper mate for Deidre even if they are first cousins. Irene Radford¿s latest novel is a magnificent fantasy epic using real historic events and people to make the story line seems believable. Harriet Klausner