ARC Review: The Words of Kings and Prophets by Shauna Lawless

THE WORDS OF KINGS AND PROPHETS is the second installment of the Gael Song series. Set shortly after the first book, the reader continues to follow Fódla and Gormflaith, both of whom are part of King Brian’s court. Infighting among immortals and Gormflaith’s self preservation threaten to upend the mortal world.

Author: Shauna Lawless
Series: Gael Song Book 2
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: October 03, 2023
Print Length: 416

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Wyrd and Wonder: Celebrate Celtic Mythology

In lieu of participating in Wyrd and Wonder on my blog this week I’ve been reading FOURTH WING by Rebecca Yarros. Or, trying to, at least, in between other things that cropped up this week. Regardless, today’s prompt is mythology, or celebrate a subgenre. If I had planned better, I would have saved my recently-created list of Arthurian retellings for today. But alas. (Please check it out if you missed it!) Instead, my focus is to celebrate Celtic mythology, which is just as fun to read.

Allow me to be frank in that I don’t know much about Celtic mythology. However, I inadvertently many times a year seem to read fantasy books inspired by it. This inspiration usually isn’t evident to me when I read the synopsis. Or perhaps it’s not evident to me because I am not educated in it. (Highly possible.) Nevertheless, I do enjoy them when I read them. So allow me to celebrate Celtic mythology and share it via a list.

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2022 Top 10 Favorite Books

It’s that time of year in the book blogging world where many of us list our favorite books from the whole year. This is my second round up of this kind and it always serves as a nice way to look back at what I read. This year I read over 60 books, so I have a lot more from which to choose some favorites. I can’t rank them since I loved them each for different reasons. (Don’t make me, it’s too hard to choose!) So here’s a list of my top 10 favorite books of 2022 in no particular order. Actually, I lied. I listed them in ascending reading order (January to December).

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ARC Review: The Children of Gods and Fighting Men by Shauna Lawless

Today’s review is about THE CHILDREN OF GODS AND FIGHTING MEN by Shauna Lawless. This is the first book in a historical fantasy series. It’s immersive and mixes real-life history with Irish mythology as Celtic and Viking culture mesh together.

Author: Shauna Lawless
Series: Gael Song, #1
Age Category: Adult
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publish Date: September 1, 2022
Print Length: 416

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Sundays in Bed With…The Children of Gods and Fighting Men

Time to try out a new book meme! The Sundays in Bed With… meme, hosted by Midnight Book Girl, dares to ask what book has been in your bed this morning. Come share what book you’ve spent time curled up reading in bed, or which book you wish you had time to read today! 

The Children of Gods and Fighting Men

I started reading this a couple of days ago and, at 40% in, am really enjoying it so far. I don’t have any guesses yet what will happen, but this chess match ride has me sitting tight. I’ve read a couple of books inspired by Irish mythology, such as THE DAUGHTER OF ERABEL series (1, 2), but this books also includes a more historical fiction element during a time of Viking and Irish intermingling.

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