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"Wonderful retelling of a legend!"

Our story takes place long, long ago, back in the days of the Celts. Back in the days when Erinn was ruled by three kingsóeach one ruling for seven years before passing the crown to the next. One of these kings, Aed, had only a daughter as his heiróMacha Mong Ruad. She was born when Aed was king and when it came time for him to pass the crown, Macha was part of his procession. One of the Druids watching the transferring of the crown was Lasair, but his attention was on Macha alone for he knew she would one day be queen.

And so seven years pass and Macha has been training as a warrior. She declines attending the passing of the crown to the next king. After all, in Macha's eyes, her father is the only true king. When the time comes for Aed to once again become the High King, Macha shows up as his heir for Aed has drowned. When the two men who shared the kingship with Aed refuse to pass the crown to her, Macha declares war on them. With the aid of her patron goddess, Morrigan, Macha manages to defeat their armies and kills one of them.

Will Macha retain the crown when her seven years is up? Will someone try to take the crown from her? Will Macha ever find a man she can truly love?

QUEEN OF KINGS is a delightful story of Celtic times. Cornelia Amiri tells a fascinating tale of a warrior queen. I really enjoyed the fact QUEEN OF KINGS is based on the life of a historical figure. The way Macha defeated the Dithorba's sons was truly ingenous. I have always been interested in this time period and Cornelia Amiri always writes interesting tales of Celtic times and Celtic lore. If you enjoy things Celtic, don't miss this one.

Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted October 15, 2009

SUMMARY

The powerful battle queen has her pick of the men, but can the handsome stranger best her skills and win her heart?

Itís hard to believe this tale survived, passed down by oral tradition alone, for over a thousand years. Then again, itís an exciting story.

Macha of the Red Braids exudes the essence of female power. Defying and fighting two kings, she takes her fatherís place on the throne. With one goal in mind, she uses magic, battles, disguises, and skills of seduction to take the crown as sole ruler. She is the only woman listed as a High King of Ireland. She builds the famed kingdom of Emain Macha, marking off the borders with the pin of her treasured cloak brooch. Even still, a Champion from the wilds of Connaught throws the powerful battle queen off guard when he comes to claim her heart. Has Macha met her match in Nath of Connaught? Will he pass the three trials she has set before him?

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy

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Queen of Kings
by Cornelia Amiri

Eternal Press
July 1, 2009
Available: July 1, 2009
ISBN #1926704215
EAN #9781926704210
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Other Books by
Cornelia Amiri

The Wolf and the Druidess
Druid's Bride
Romance of My Dreams
A Fine Cauldron of Fish
Sleeping with the Undead
Druid Quest
The Vixen Princess
Danger Is Sweet


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