Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Morrigan Tour and Review

Title: Morrigan
Author: Laura DeLuca
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Tour Host: Lady Amber's Tours

Shuffled from place to place in the foster system, Morrigan doesn't know the meaning of home. Plus, she is different. She has power over fire, the ability to move objects with her mind, and glimpse into the future. Just when she believes her life can’t get any stranger, she discovers her true identity.

Filtiarn, a knight with a dark past and a surprising secret, has been tasked with guiding the heir of Tír na NÓg through countless perils to be returned to her family. Once Morrigan has been reunited with her mother and grandmother, their triad can save the forgotten land of magic from being devoured by an ancient evil.

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First let me start by saying I LOVE Goddess stories! Now that being said, this isn't your typical Goddess story.  No what we have is even better! As a practicing Wiccan, I can tell you this story fell into my lap at the perfect time.  Morrigan is a perfect tale of witchcraft, family, light and dark!

Morrigan was born, and abandoned, she is now a young lady and in foster care.  She is a witch and has some pretty fabulous powers, telekinesis and fire being the two major ones.  She also has an amazing talent for art.  She's been dreaming of a man, who turns up and tells her he is taking her to her mother.

I won't go into any more detail other than to say that the world where her mother is, Tir Na Nog is war torn because the two opposing factors, the sister witches are feuding.  One is a practitioner of the Dark Arts and the other is of the Light.  Which sister is which is the mystery! 

The characters in this story are strongly written.  An enjoyment to read.  And the story kept me turning the pages late into the night so I could find out what was going to happen.  Yes the Author gives plenty of clues and yes I suspected who was good and who was evil from about 20% into the story, but that definitely didn't detract from the tale at all.

I highly recommend this 5 star book to anyone who enjoys a good versus evil tale, anyone who loves a little bit of romance, and anyone who loves witches and Goddess's.  Yes the Goddess makes a few minor appearances in the book but only in name, not actually playing an active role in the story.  But Morrigan was well named and I totally loved this book.  It is a YA but any age can enjoy this wonderful tale!

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.

Laura “Luna” DeLuca lives at the beautiful Jersey shore with her husband and four children. She loves writing in the young adult genre because it keeps her young at heart.  In addition to writing fiction, Laura is also the editor of a popular review blog called New Age Mama. She is an active member of her local pagan community, and has been studying Wicca for close to eight years.  Her current works include Destiny, Destiny Unveiled, Phantom, Morrigan, Player, and Demon.

“Guardians!” A low snarl emanated from the back of his throat. “What are you doing with Guardians?”
“Stop it! Sit down!”
Morrigan wasn’t sure who she was addressing, the man or the animals. Luckily, they both obeyed her command. She stepped in between them to avoid any further confrontations. The cats took a seat on either side her legs, but their posture hardly relaxed. They still glared warily at the newcomer, even though their hisses died down to an occasional soft growl.
“Dirty, filthy beasts!” Tiarn snarled as he climbed to his feet. “I hate Guardians.”
“They’re just little cats,” Morrigan told him. “What’s the big deal?”
“Just cats! Hah!” He was standing at a careful distance, even though they had started licking their paws nonchalantly. “They are much more than simple cats! Though even those I find distasteful.”
Morrigan narrowed her eyes. “What do you mean?”
“Never mind. It does not matter.” Tiarn dismissed her question with a wave of his hand. “They are not coming with us.
“They most certainly are coming!”
Tiarn growled again. “I beg to differ with you, Your Highness. They would only get in the way.  Possibly even get killed.”
Danu raised her head from her grooming to hiss at him again, as though she had taken that last statement as a personal threat. The strange reaction of her faithful sidekicks made Morrigan wonder again just how much Tiarn could be trusted. She also wondered why, when she wasn’t sure she could trust him, she still felt the undeniable urge to wrap her arms around his neck and kiss him.
“If they stay here alone, they’ll definitely get killed or at least sent to the pound,” Morrigan told him. “I can’t let that happen. So, they’re coming. End of story.”
Tiarn’s eyes flashed dangerously, and he looked like he wanted to argue, but thought better of it. “Very well, Princess. Bring your mongrel felines. Just keep in mind that Guardians and lycans do not mix well.”
“Lycans?” Morrigan repeated.
A sick feeling started to settle in her stomach, as the truth of his words sunk in. It all started to make sense—his hairy arms and chest, his reaction to the cats, even his earlier comment about smelling her out. Her dark knight had a much darker side than she had ever seen in her dreams.
“Why yes, Your Majesty. Did you not realize? You are a witch and a sorceress. And I, your faithful traveling companion, am a lycan—a werewolf.”

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