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Julius Caesar wrote of the Celts: The Celts were fearless warriors because they wish to inculcate this as one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but pass after death from one body to another. Seven Sisters. The infamous collection of stars align with the full moon on Hallo een, alighting the sky for a destiny that s waited centuries. Dru, a gifted, but tormented witch living alone on the coast of Ireland wakes to find Ty, her long-time love, mysteriously disappeared. In Paris, Katerina, an oppressed but talented dancer bravely takes the stage in one final performance before escaping a life of tyranny, looking for a freedom she d only known in dreams. Aodh, The Dagda, a man made of ancient legends, has slumbered for two millennia. Tonight, when the moon is full and the stars are aligned, he rises from his temporary grave to find the world is not as he remembers. His people, his family, his tribe have vanquished, along with the majority of his considerable power. Chance takes him to Dru, and together they set out to find the key to reopening his world, whilst forming a bond of friendship neither has ever previously known. During their search, Dru learns Ty was no mortal man, but a god with a prophecy to fulfill. Ty died before fulfilling that prophecy, setting off a chain of events that would forever alter the future. Devastated, Dru abandons Aodh and the life that should have already been hers, and finds herself in the company of the worst sort. She begins a sordid affair with Kas, a daemon whose insatiable lust for power is only outdone by his lust for Dru. Separated from the only friend he knows, Aodh is left to search the world alone for answers. He meets the beautiful dancer, Katerina, and is instantly smitten. He stays near her, pretending to be mortal, gaining her friendship. On Katerina s birthday, just as Aodh is ready to concede to a life of mortality, Katerina is ripped from him by Kas. Aodh s ideas on remaining mortal are no more; he has to unlock the secrets to his world that will open a trove of unimaginable power to save the two women he loves, before time is no longer in his favour, and he loses everything.
There have been lots of books I have enjoyed reading in 2009 but none have kept me away from twitter like this novel has. The description above doesn't do it any justice. It started out slow in the beginning but D. VonThaer's novel kept me from glued to the computer even two days later. I hope that this review won't frighten any reader away.
In Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon we learn about a Druid Priestess, a god awakened from his slumber after 2000 years, and a regular human who left her life behind in Europe in order to make a new life herself in the States.
These characters have nothing in common but are connected by bonds strong than blood.
Dru is alone in her family ancestral home with her lover Ty. One night, Dru goes looking for her missing lover when she finds herself face to face with Aodh. After rough beginning the two become close but Dru learns something heart wrenching about Ty. A heartbroken Dru leaves Aodh behind when she finds herself a place worse than hell. Kas, evil incarnate tortures Dru for a long time. He finds Dru a woman he can't wait to conquest but nothing he does manages to break her spirit.
Kas soon wants Dru more than anything ever wanted... He seeks to replace his wife Zalika with Dru. Neither woman wants that. Zalika manages to grant Dru's wish but something goes wrong and another woman takes Dru's place.
Aodh finds himself alone in New York where he meets angel named Katerina. Both are cautious with each other. Katerina decides to give Aodh a chance, not knowing his true identity.
Katerina and Aodh become close as too people can get platonically. Slowly Katerina falls for Aodh like all great novels, just when things are great between the hero and heroine, fate is a fickle bitch.
Katerina is taken from Aodh and is brutally attacked over and over by the evil bastard, Kas and his bitch of a wife, Zalika. Neither know nor care why Katerina is in their domain since they have a new toy to play with.
Aodh learns where Dru has been all this time and is horrified to discover that the woman he loves is now suffering in Dru's place.
I can go on and on and on but this one novel you will have to read for yourself to discover why I lost sleep over and gave up on my favorite hobby of tweeting for.
Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon is __________. Well you will have to fill in the blanks for yourself but for me it is one hell of amazing novel. The twists, the turns, the torture will keep readers up late at night.
The last chapters alone make it worth reading after all the hell the characters go through.
I give Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon a rating of 4 stars.
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