Two proud kingdoms stand on opposite shores, with only a bloody history between them.
As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighting for what's right, even as her powers grow beyond her control, will set Branwen against both her best friend and the only man she's ever loved.
Inspired by the star-crossed tale of Tristan and Eseult, this is the story of the legend’s true heroine: Branwen. For fans of Graceling and The Mists of Avalon, this is the first book of a lush fantasy trilogy about warring countries, family secrets, and forbidden romance.
Holy mother of God.... I admit, I did not expect this book to blow me away. It sounded really good but I've been bitten on the butt a lot lately when it comes to YA novels but this one.... it's bloody amazing!!! It's got some wonderful Celtic vibes and the romance was cute. It did feel a little like... early YA but for this story and the world, I will let it slide. I'm not kidding when I saw I want to crawl into this book and just live in this world, never coming back.
The writing is great and the characters are flushed out well. The pacing is kind of weird at some times but again, nothing too bad. The ending.... I will say that I recommend waiting to read this one until the next one is out because the ending will rip your heart out and throw into the roaring flames of the bonfire.... yeah. Overall, it's a wonderful debut and I can't wait to read more from this author, I feel so lucky to have gotten an ARC from NetGalley, so thanks to them. Now, go out and get this book! You'll love it.
Join bestselling author Sherrie Dillard as she guides you in discovering when and how your intuition works. Filled with easy-to-follow exercises, guided meditations, and illuminating stories from Sherrie's years of teaching, You Are Psychic shares the secrets of the four psychic types and shows you how to identify your spiritual strengths while overcoming the doubts or fears that may be standing in your way.
Learning to trust the elusive energy of psychic awareness can be an important step in your life's journey. This book helps you interpret the intuitive information you receive, opening the gateway to support, guidance, and love from the realm of spirit. Whether you desire to improve your relationships, career, health, or finances, You Are Psychic helps you move beyond the five senses and embrace your deep inner wisdom.
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I love this book! I'm pretty much a newbie when it comes to psychic stuff and honing your skills and all that jazz. This really helped me an dI loved how easily it worked. The exercises are simple but effective and that's something I loved. It made me feel like I could do this even though I knew hardly anything. This is wonderful for beginners, you'll get something out of it for sure! The writing is easy to follow and the author really seems to know their stuff so if this subject interests you: get this book! You won't regret it!