"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
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About the Author
Valerie Biel's debut novel Circle of Nine - Beltany has been honored as a 2015 Kindle Book Award Finalist, a finalist in the Gotham Writers' YA Novel Discovery Contest and the Readers' Favorite Book Award Contest as well as being a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. The final installment in this series - Circle of Nine: Sacred Treasures - has also received a B.R.A.G. Medallion and was short listed for the Eric Hoffer Book Award grand prize, earning the First Runner-Up distinction in the YA category. In addition to the young adult stories in the Circle of Nine World, she has also authored two middle-grade novels.
When she's not writing, she edits manuscripts, develops marketing materials, and implements publicity plans for other authors via her agency Lost Lake Press (LostLakePress.com). She frequently teaches about writing topics at conferences, libraries, and schools.
Away from the computer, you might find Valerie working on community theater projects or local history preservation, wrangling her overgrown garden, traveling the world, and reading everything she can get her hands on. She lives in rural Wisconsin with her husband and children and dreams regularly of a beautiful cottage on the Irish coast where she can write and write and write.
You can find her blog (The Three Rs: Reading, wRiting, and Roaming) and more about her writing adventure at ValerieBiel.com.