by Kylie Quillinan

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He's the seventh son of a seventh son. She's the daughter of a wise woman. They're both trying to avoid their fates.

Diarmuid is not a typical bard. His tales aren't about hope and heroism, but instead they reflect the darkness he feels inside. When he inadvertently brings his imaginary muse to life, everything she knows comes from Diarmuid's melancholic tales. Desiring her own life, she leaves Diarmuid and sets out to live in the only way she knows how.

Brigit tries to be a good wise woman like her mother, but feels like she's wasting her life dispensing charms and cures. She spends her days longing for danger and adventure. When she encounters a fey and becomes the victim of a cruel curse, she gets more adventure than she ever wanted.

As the pair cross paths, they soon realise that the only way to succeed in their quests is to join forces. Together, they discover the true nature of Diarmuid's bond with his muse. While the world will never be safe with the creature on the prowl, destroying her could have fatal consequences...

Muse is the first book in a series of Celtic-inspired historical fantasy novels. If you like lush historical backdrops, complex characters, and new spins on Celtic mythology, then you'll love Kylie Quillinan's engaging series starter.

Pick up a copy of Muse to begin the unforgettable journey today!

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161856925
Publisher: Kylie Quillinan
Publication date: 09/27/2018
Series: Tales of Silver Downs , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 244,910
File size: 608 KB

About the Author

Kylie lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her pack of one husband, two dogs, and a cat. She spent most of her childhood wandering in fictional worlds but it was many years before she made the connection between her own made-up worlds and the written word. She will read almost anything but prefers a fantastical element, including magic, time travel and monsters.

She is the author of the Tales of Silver Downs historical fantasy series and her upcoming series is set in ancient Egypt. Her other interests include canine nutrition, playing the piano badly, zombies and organic gardening. She blames the disheveled state of her house on her dogs but she really just hates to clean.

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Muse (Tales of Silver Downs, #1) 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, well developed characters. Engaging and entertaining.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a thoroughly good read. The tale is enjoyable the characters are deep and interesting without being all good or all bad. But maybe the most interesting part of the story is the power of the spoken word, and the consequences of words spoken without understanding. In a time when world leaders are throwing words carelessly around this book explores what could happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The elements of a good story are here and the writing is okay. There are times I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened ed next. The reason this has 2 stars is due to the characters . The main character was a weenie and undeveloped. He was over shadowed by his travel companions who just were ore interesting and stronger in development. All characters could use better development and detail. The potential is there, but the main character needs a lot more work. I didn't like him. He was weak, a wuss, and boring. I had to force myself to get to the end of the book. Maybe things get better in the rest of the series. I won't know as I've no desire to continue to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was considering not finishing, but glad I did. The middle stalled slightly. Loved the character of Bramble.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good idea for a story But slow and plodding Wriing is uninterestinf and boring to read Dont care abiut any of the characters Cant finish book
EPClark More than 1 year ago
In "Muse," the seventh son of a seventh son discovers his ability to make his stories come true just a little too late, when the malevolent muse he has created in his head steps out of his head and into real life, where she soon begins wreaking havoc. Meanwhile, a young woman destined to be a healer wishes to be destined for something a little more exciting--until her wish comes true. "Muse" has a lot of fun fairy tale elements that readers of fantasy are sure to recognize. It's set in a vaguely Gaelic world, with incursions by the Fair Folk and magical visits to fairy mounds, not to mention the seventh son of a seventh son and so on. It is deliberately built on the concept of story tropes, and uses them in its own construction, but with enough of a twist to keep it unique. I quite enjoyed the idea and thought that the execution was competent and likely to appeal to fans of modern fantasy who like Gaelic-themed world building.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little hard to follow at first but for the most part it was fun to read. I may even get the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one great read. Enjoyed it a whole lot. Was not sure what I was expecting for a free book. But, I got alot more than 300 of pages of a great reading. Will continue on with the series.