In 1882 Scotland, a war betwixt queen and fey thrusts half-fey Effie of Glen Coe into a mire of greedy lords and eldritch horrors...
“Effie is an amazing character. I loved following her journey and seeing her change and grow.“
– I Heart Reading
“The book was a one sit read for me. I loved it and would recommend it to everyone. The characters were well developed and deep with an original story.“
– Read Day and Night Blog
“Well-developed characters and plot make this historical fantasy a true pleasure to read and become lost in… A very unique and fascinating story. I definitely can’t wait for this series to continue!“
– Cecily Wolfe, author of Throne of Grace
The year is 1882. In Scotland, the auld alliance betwixt king and fey has long been forgotten. Men of science, backed by barons of industry, push the boundaries of technology. When Sir Walter Conrad discovers a new energy source, one that could topple nations and revolutionize society, the race to dominate its ownership begins. But the excavation and use of this energy source will have dire consequences for both humans and fey. For an ancient enemy stirs, awakened by Sir Walter’s discovery.
Outcast half-fey Effie of Glen Coe is the Empire’s only hope at averting the oncoming disaster. Effie finds herself embroiled in the conflict, investigating the eldritch evil spreading throughout the Highlands. As she struggles against the greed of mighty lords and to escape the clutches of the queen’s minions, her comfortable world is shattered. Racing to thwart the growing menace, she realizes the only thing that can save them all is a truce no one wants.
“[THE LAIRD OF DUNCAIRN]…combines the pleasure of historical fiction with the joy of amazing world-building. Despite the various spirits and the presence of the peoples of the mound, the details feel real, as do the characters, and it’s very entertaining to journey across Scotland. It has some slight steampunk elements, but in my book it’s definitely Sidhepunk. A great read and enough of the world is left unexplored that I’m looking forward to the sequel.”
– Ahimsa Kerp, author of Beneath the Mantle
“In THE LAIRD OF DUNCAIRN, each character is unique and has a back story that allowed me to develop attachments to them. The story is very well developed and is told in a way that grabs you from the beginning. As the heroine, Effie, comes to know her race’s past, she develops abilities that surprise herself, her companions, and her enemies…This book was a great read. I cannot wait for the sequel!“
– Rita Cline, ARC Reader
“Excellent story-telling and well-rounded characters makes this a thoroughly enchanting tale of a strong yet compassionate female protagonist in a man’s world. I was particularly enthralled by the geography and the period, incredibly well researched and invoked. Loved THE LAIRD OF DUNCAIRN, couldn’t put it down.“
– Gillian Balharry, Reviewer
“Full of lush descriptions and beautiful settings, you feel just like you are right there experiencing everything along with the characters.“
– Amazon Review
“i love it & can’t wait to read more“
– Amazon Review
“I really enjoyed this book… Each character is unique and has his or her own backstory that allowed me to develop attachments to them. The story is very well developed and is told in a way that grabs you from the beginning. As the heroine, Effie, comes to know her race’s past, she develops abilities that surprise herself, her companions, and her enemies. She also learns the value of family and friendship. This book was a great read. I cannot wait for the sequel!“
– Amazon Review