Echo of Glory: An Irish Legends Novel

Echo of Glory: An Irish Legends Novel

by Martina Boone

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BN ID: 2940155234548
Publisher: Mayfair Publishing
Publication date: 04/27/2018
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 198,439
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Martina Boone was born in Prague and spoke several languages before learning English. She’s the award-winning author of the romantic southern gothic Heirs of Watson Island young adult series, including Compulsion, Persuasion, and Illusion, from Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse. She’s also the founder of AdventuresInYAPublishing.com, a three-time Writer’s Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers Site, and YASeriesInsiders.com, a site dedicated to encouraging literacy and reader engagement through a celebration of series literature. She’s on the Board of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia and runs the CompulsionForReading.com program to distribute books to underfunded schools and libraries. She lives with her husband, children, and a lopsided cat, she enjoys writing contemporary fantasy set in the kinds of magical places she’d love to visit. When she isn’t writing, she’s addicted to travel, horses, skiing, chocolate flavored tea, and anything with Nutella on it.

Table of Contents

Accident

Blank Stares

Determination

Rebellion

Explosion

Bean Sidhe

Bloody Ground

Wraiths

Sliver of Hope

Music

Longing

Terrible Beauty

Black Sky

Hostage

Justification

Ruins

The Bonnie Prince

Echoes

Admissions

Revisions

Illumination

Empty Fields

Damp Skin

Swords

Imagination

Absolution

Burial

Wisdom

Electricity

Thank You for Reading

Author’s Note

Praise for Lake of Destiny

Praise for Compulsion

Acknowledgments

About Martina Boone

Copyright

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Echo of Glory: An Irish Legends Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Austen-Heyer-fan More than 1 year ago
Echos of Glory by Martina Boone (5 stars) A wonderful story about relationships and how we interact with those we love, both in healthy and unhealthy ways. The setting is an archaeological dig on an island off Ireland. Met, who has just gone through a career-ending relationship disaster and the recent divorce of her parents, arrives with her mother, Ailsa, to be volunteers at the dig site. Niall, the head archaeologist and in charge of the dig, has just lost his sister in a car accident and is now caring for his emotionally damaged nephew, Adam. The characters have depth and the writing seamlessly incorporates their past stories, which unroll as we read, with their present actions and decisions. There's also some great, although tragic, Irish history included. Martina Boone is a truly talented writer and some of the truths Meg discovers are truly profound and beautifully written. Meg and Niall are believable characters. Both are damaged people who are compassionate, because of their past painful experiences. They, like all of us, sometimes second-guess their own actions in trying to help those around them. Very likeable characters. Clean with a few really good kisses interspersed throughout. But so much more than a simple romance. So much more complex to fall under that simple label. *poor, **ok, ***good, ****very good, *****something special
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
Irish Legends. A rich tapestry of a book weaving Irish history and folklore into the present day via the medium of an archaeological dig on Dursey. The author has a vivid way with words and the reader can almost see both the events of the past and the evocative present day Dursey. The characters are dealing with complex emotional issues in their personal lives; Meg with betrayal and lies from two important people in her life and Niall with the shock, guilt and grief of his twin’s abrupt death and his acquisition of a troubled teenaged nephew. The book was a smooth read with the final chapters being totally gripping. There is not a strong romance in this story (too many other things going on) but you can see that the friendship between Niall and Meg could develop that way. I was a bit disappointed that the epilogue did not include Ruben getting his comeuppance. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
thicks More than 1 year ago
This author definitely knows her Irish lore and this time we get it while at a dig site. When a life altering accident happens it forces changes and emotions he isn't ready for. Along with his personal problems he also has to deal with issues on the dig site. With all of this going on it's amazing he finds a way to meet and fall in love with someone who is dealing with her own life changes but sees the pain and offers the love that is desperately needed in the midst of turmoil. Great read and like this author is loved for with the details and information provided to blend the past with the present. This author also does a brilliant job of interweaving some mystery and murder which means mayhem.