We are continuing with our medieval first encounters. This week you will find another snippet from Highland Redemption on Ashley York’s blog.
Below is a snippet from Ashley’s, Curse of the Healer, book one in the Derbfine series.
The man continued toward her, looming over her. “And well I know it.”
“Mayhap ye need to seek the ri túath’s permission to be here.”
“Mayhap I have the overking’s permission.”
The Meic Lochlainn had attained overking status, with several lesser kings under him. These men, the rig túaithe, were from the direct line of former kings, had proven themselves in battle, and had been properly anointed. This man could be one of the visiting rig túaithe, but Aednat sensed he was not.
She scoffed. “I do not believe ye.”
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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