"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
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