"Exciting magical historical romance"
The storm raged outside Dun Farraige Keep making visibility
impossible, but Muriel looking at her water mirror sees the
image of a man inside a boat struggling to live. Knowing
she must rescue the person in peril though he is probably a
criminal exile, Muriel cloaks herself in an aura of
invisibility and sneaks past the guards to save Brendan's
Exiles are normally turned into slaves yet somehow he
persuades Muriel, the Druids, and King Murrough that he is
a prince sent to die at sea for having the audacity of
killing the son of Odhran who now controls Dun Bochna
formerly ruled by Brendan's father. As treachery swirls
everywhere amidst the mists, Brendan and Muriel fall in
love, but she vows not to marry out of fear that wedlock to
the wrong person will cost her the magic that she so
diligently uses for the good of all.
SPIRIT OF THE MIST is an exciting magical historical
romance that makes Druid Ireland seem vividly alive.
Though the acceptance of Brendan as a prince seems too
naive for the leaders of the Dun, he remains an
exhilarating lead character who hooks the reader with his
deeds and beliefs. Muriel's doubts enable the audience to
see deep inside her soul so that the conflict and love
between her and Brendan adds depth to the engaging plot.
Fans of medieval Irish romances with a touch of enchantment
will want to read Janeen O'Kerry's fine offering.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 11, 2002