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Daughter of the Overking

Welcome back for the last week of the summer Medieval Monday blog hop #medmonsum19. It's been great and if you've missed any of the authors involved, check out the Medieval Monday page and go directly to the author's website for their information.

Today I have... myself with my final snippet from Daughter of the Overking. The theme of nasty villein (or any other way author's choose to describe their bad guys) is one of my favorites. My nasty guys are really nasty and Seigine is one of the worst! I love it :)


Darragh stood beside Brighit. She had difficulty swallowing. She had a notion that Seigine’s bloodlust would not fade should he discover it was a woman who’d killed his brother.

“And the treaty states that a man shall not be found guilty and killed in cold blood. He will be brought before a combined council of the derb fine,” Sean said. “There is no question that ye have our assistance, but we must not act in haste.”

His words, though meant to be calming, led to an eruption of shouted words from the men before him.

“What of justice?” Seigine’s outrage was uncontainable.

“There will be justice when our laws are followed. Justice for all the clans,” Tadhg said, his voice loud so that his words were heard above the din.

“Our laws must be obeyed,” Sean insisted.

“I want the blood of this murderer.” Seigine’s bellow was filled with such rage, the others in the hall backed away from the five men.


A mistaken identity. A gruesome murder.

Trained as a warrior...

Brighit of Clonascra despises the trappings and demands of womanhood and is far more comfortable training for battle. Long held alliances require she set aside selfish dreams and take Darragh as her husband. The union intended to promote peace between the clans is interrupted by the shocking murder of a neighboring king and she quickly discovers there are far worse things than being wed.

Trained to be king...

Darragh of Drogheda has no wish to be king, but he is an obedient son and supports his father's plans. His marriage to Brighit, however, will be no hardship at all since he finds her most intriguing when she fights him at every turn. A she-warrior indeed. Her persistent dismissal of him merely blows the fire aflame and sets him down the path to discovery of all her most tightly held secrets—secrets that could cost him his life.

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