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Curse of the Healer Continues

Welcome back for another snippet from Curse of the Healer on this #WeWriWar Sunday. Aednat is nobility and has her hands full keeping Lorccán out of trouble. Enjoy:

She would have to keep an eye on him in the days to come. He was gullible enough to believe every tale he heard, and in a gathering of all these clans, there would be plenty of stories told about heroes both living and dead. Bigger than life stories. It was understood that not every detail was to be believed, except by gullible children likely to take every outrageous detail for fact. She needed to set poor Lorccán’s fears to rest.

Aednat carefully returned her precious tweezers to the ring hanging from her girdle and then settled at the edge of the water to watch the boy splash around.

“Is ought amiss, Aednat?” A guard stood at the edge of the clearing.

She waved and smiled.


After the death of Brian Boru in 1014, a legend arose of a healer so great she could raise a man from the dead, with a power so strong it could make any warrior the next high king of Éire...and to steal it away from her, he need only possess her.

Fated to be a healer

Aednat has spent her entire life training to be the great healer, knowing she must remain alone. When she meets Diarmuid, the intense attraction she feels toward him shakes her resolve to believe in such a legend. If she gives in to the passion he ignites in her, can she settle for being less?

Destined to be his

Diarmuid of Clonascra is renowned for his bravery in battle. Only one thing daunts him: the prospect of taking a wife. The safest course would be to keep his distance from Aednat, the bold, headstrong healer who's far too tempting for his peace of mind. But his overking orders him to protect her from a group of craven warriors intent on kidnapping her to steal her power.

What starts as duty for Diarmuid quickly transforms into something more. Aednat's power might be at risk, but so is his closed-off heart.

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