Eric Hoffer Award Grand Prize Short List & B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
"Return to the Celtic magic that began with the suspenseful, award-winning novel Circle of Nine – Beltany . . ."
Brigit Quinn has survived a year full of both good and bad surprises after learning the truth of her unique heritage as a descendant of a powerful Celtic tribe. As she trains for her eventual place in the Circle of Nine that guards the ancient stone circles of Ireland, Brigit embraces the rich, mystical history of her people and the responsibility to protect their extraordinary way of life.
But everything Brigit holds dear is in jeopardy when a mysterious packet warns of an evil force seeking to steal the legendary weapons known as the Sacred Treasures and use them to destroy the Circle of Nine. Plagued with worry about her own magical capabilities, the motivations of those around her, and her family's lineage, Brigit is catapulted on a mission to discover exactly who is threatening her people. Can Brigit and the rest of the Circle learn the truth in time to destroy this enemy for good?
"The first time I summoned a portal, I didn't understand how I accidentally opened a doorway to another realm. The second time wasn't a mistake. I was ready and stepped through with a clear vision of my destination and the grim resolve that my mission must succeed." - Brigit Quinn
About the Author
Valerie Biel is a Wisconsin native with a love for travel that inspires her novels. When she’s not writing or traveling, she wrangles her overgrown garden and dreams of a cottage on the Irish coast. Learn more about Valerie and her writing projects at www.ValerieBiel.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite Sacred Treasures is book three in the Circle of Nine Series by Valerie Biel, a story that brims with Celtic lore and mythology. Brigit Quinn is a young woman undergoing training to become part of the circle of nine, a select group that is entrusted with the mission to protect the sacred, ancient stones of her land. She could have been very happy exploring her history and the sacred traditions of her people, but the joy seems to be wrested from her so quickly that she finds herself fighting to stay alive while figuring out how to protect the treasures. A mysterious missive lets her in on a very deadly secret: someone knows about the treasures and their power, and this person will do everything to get them and use their power to destroy the circle of nine. Now, Brigit Quinn must find out who this enemy is before he strikes, but is she ready for the dangerous mission? Who can she really trust? Valerie Biel has succeeded in doing to me what very few authors are capable of doing, what only Christopher Pike made me feel — making me remember that we are creatures of magic and that we come from a tradition that has roots in extraordinary things. This is an extraordinary story with a fantastic setting and characters that remind readers of the sacred in them. I enjoyed the way she explored the struggle between good and evil in this work and how the conflict reaches every aspect of the story. The protagonist is well designed to represent a whole tradition and readers will love to see her transformed from a neophyte into a confident guardian of her tradition. Great writing, enthralling plot, fast-paced, and utterly seductive. Giving this one a clean 5-star.
This series is so magical with a great adventure woven in so well that it doesnt even feel like a fantasy! I can't wait for more in this world she has created