Misfortune of Time

Misfortune of Time

by Christy Nicholas

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Overview

Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas

In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she has learned how to endure her own pain, but Maelan is young and vulnerable.

When Airtre's paranoia and jealousy spiral out of control, Étaín has no choice but to escape in the night with little more than the clothing on her back, leaving a trusted friend to protect Maelan.

This is not the first lifetime Étaín has fled, and she knows how to survive. But when her past comes back to haunt her, she must make decisions that may result in disaster for her, her grandson, and everyone she loves.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155258346
Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing
Publication date: 07/11/2018
Series: Druid's Brooch , #6
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 971,136
File size: 728 KB

About the Author

Christy Nicholas, also known as Green Dragon, has her hands in many crafts, including digital art, beaded jewelry, writing, and photography. In real life, she's a CPA, but having grown up with art all around her (her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother are/were all artists), it sort of infected her, as it were. She loves to draw and to create things. She says it's more of an obsession than a hobby. She likes looking up into the sky and seeing a beautiful sunset, or seeing a fragrant blossom or a dramatic seaside. She takes a picture or creates a piece of jewelry as her way of sharing this serenity, this joy, this beauty with others. Sometimes this sharing requires explanation – and thus she writes. Combine this love of beauty with a bit of financial sense and you get an art business. She does local art and craft shows, as well as sending her art to various science fiction conventions throughout the country and abroad.

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Misfortune of Time 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
EALANGE 7 months ago
Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas is book 6 in the Druids Brooch series. Overall I enjoyed the book and Christys writing style. Etain is a fascinating and strong character. She goes through a lot in this novel and I super dislike her husband. I really feel like the author did a great job and was really pleased with this book. There are some stuff that may trigger some. 4 star rating
E_A_Walsh 7 months ago
Misfortune of Time (Druid's Brooch #6) by Christy Nicholas was everything I never knew I needed in a historical magical fantasy. The 6th book in the Druid's Brooch series don't be deterred, yes they are all connected but feature a different powerful woman. So no worries about having to start at the first book, you can read these out of order. What a ride, there was so much good about this story that's going to be hard to express. To keep this review short and simple I'm going to give you my highlights. But first lets touch on the writing. What can I say, I love the writing style is author uses and I love how you're transported back in time. The rich and lush detail is alluring and makes you feel like you're there, 12th century, walking alone side our MC. That level of detail was a true highlight for me and, really made this drama filled story, shine. Our MC, I don't want to say too much but she is strong, fierce and determined. I had nothing but support and good feels for her. Having to leave, not being able to settle, on the run, I could almost feel her fatigue and frustration. She's a beautiful crafted character, and has set a new kind of bar. The last thing I'm going to touch on is the plot. Normally I don't say too much about a stories put, only slighly saying what I liked; and nothing is going to change on that front... you probably thought I was going to give something away.. Haha.. nope. Just know that the plot is something special, it's complex and for me, I felt like it was so solid that as the story drew to a close I felt also clam. That is the you way to close out a book! If you haven't guessed I highly recommend you gets you hands on this book, this series. It's a magical ride that will have you feeling pride, and straight from the connection you will form with the MC. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
E_A_Walsh 7 months ago
Misfortune of Time (Druid's Brooch #6) by Christy Nicholas was everything I never knew I needed in a historical magical fantasy. The 6th book in the Druid's Brooch series don't be deterred, yes they are all connected but feature a different powerful woman. So no worries about having to start at the first book, you can read these out of order. What a ride, there was so much good about this story that's going to be hard to express. To keep this review short and simple I'm going to give you my highlights. But first lets touch on the writing. What can I say, I love the writing style is author uses and I love how you're transported back in time. The rich and lush detail is alluring and makes you feel like you're there, 12th century, walking alone side our MC. That level of detail was a true highlight for me and, really made this drama filled story, shine. Our MC, I don't want to say too much but she is strong, fierce and determined. I had nothing but support and good feels for her. Having to leave, not being able to settle, on the run, I could almost feel her fatigue and frustration. She's a beautiful crafted character, and has set a new kind of bar. The last thing I'm going to touch on is the plot. Normally I don't say too much about a stories put, only slighly saying what I liked; and nothing is going to change on that front... you probably thought I was going to give something away.. Haha.. nope. Just know that the plot is something special, it's complex and for me, I felt like it was so solid that as the story drew to a close I felt also clam. That is the you way to close out a book! If you haven't guessed I highly recommend you gets you hands on this book, this series. It's a magical ride that will have you feeling pride, and straight from the connection you will form with the MC. Happy Reading -E.A. Walsh
Erinwolf79 7 months ago
literarymuseVC 7 months ago
This sixth story of the Druid Brooch Series is multi-layered and told in several parts. Etain is very, very old thanks to the magic in the brooch she was given by another gifted one. She’s living in the 11th Century and has the ability to orient her magic to making her appear to be aging. The reality is she’s over 100 years old but has the abilities of someone younger than thirty years old. For now, she’s got bigger problems. Her present husband, Airtre, is a Christian priest who treats Etain deplorably, abusing her physically at every opportunity. Other neighbors, monks and priests (marriage is as yet not forbidden but that law is coming to hold in the Church as Christianity spreads in Ireland) try to shelter her from Airtre’s wrath but even her magic is powerless against his rages. Things are about to change! When Etain is attacked by a mad neighbor, he swears Etain will be burnt to death because of her magic. Since no one knows about this secret, Etain tries to get away from him but he won’t let go. Airtre comes to the scene and beats the man to death but is accused of murder. A full trial ensues. Etain desperately wants to become a bishop in the church but this matter frees him of guilt but taints him. When others are consoling Etain, her husband goes mad and wants to kill her. Etain is forced, like many previous times, to escape. Her next phase of existence is in the world of the Fae, sprites and fairies who possess a great deal of magic but who cannot abide in the human world. Read for yourself the wondrous environment, the dynamic fierce and kind characters, and what Etain learns while being temporarily kept safe in this land. When she returns to the world of mortals, the first thing she wants to do is find her grandson to whom she wishes to pass on the magic she received as taught by the Fae. More conflicts ensue, and her grandson must be taught to trust his grandmother. No spoilers here but an exciting unfolding of trust and release of suspicion. This is a wonderful series, ready for anyone open enough to love magic, the world of healing herbs and spices, good food and drink, the joys of those who worship in the Old Ways, and on, and on and on! Delightful reading – a fantasy story well-crafted and told! Highly recommended!