Monday, October 26, 2015

A Glimpse into the Priestess Trilogy


The Priestess Trilogy was the first book series I wrote and , while classified as a fantasy series, it is more myth and romance than actual fantasy. There are some magical elements, but they are not a constant norm. Years ago, when I started writing The Priestess Trilogy, it was supposed to be one single book. However, after a publisher pointed out that it should be broken up into individual books, I decided to take their advise. Originally, The Priestess Trilogy was published as Twilight, Destiny, and Eclipse. Upon switching publishers, the trilogy when through a serious overhaul and two of the three titles were changed to better reflect the story itself, thus the trilogy became Defiance, Betrayal, and Eclipse.


Finding pictures on Pinterest for The Priestess Trilogy has been rather difficult as the story takes place in ancient Ireland (Éire), during the time of the Celts (Milidh) and the Túatha Dé Danann. I tried to find as many as I could to fit the feel of the trilogy.

 





The trilogy itself, for the most part, takes place in the Túath village of Tara and centers around Tara's High Priestess, Shiovra. Caught up in the middle of uneasy treaties between her clan and that of the Milidh, Shiovra wants nothing more than to protect her people, even from her own betrayals of her own kin.

When threats on her village and her own life loom, she decides to seek aid from her Milidh betrothed, a man she considers to be an enemy.



At her side is Odhrán, a Milidh man of many secrets who is sworn to protect her and determined to gain her trust. He can be a hard man and can be difficult to deal with, but he is a highly skilled warrior. His personality often conflicts with Shiovra's stubborn and defiant nature. 

However, as the trilogy progresses, the she learns to trust him with not only her life, but with the protection of her village.







Despite being betrothed to another, Shiovra falls into a forbidden love filled with passion. She tries to resist her feelings at first, knowing full well that her actions could risk the alliance forged between her village and that of one of the Milidh.

Nevertheless she succumbs to her desires and takes a lover.
 





As the trilogy progresses, tensions escalate between the Túath and Milidh clans, threatening the fragile peace the land of Éire has.

As conflict brews between the two clans, Tara faces not only the treat of war, but is ripped apart by betrayal from within the clan.







While maintaining her rede as a priestess, Shiovra does everything she can possible to protect her village and people from any attacks that come their way, even accepting alliances with former enemies.

When battle does reach Tara, Shiovra is faced with a difficult choice, one that ultimately changes everything she's ever known.

Want to see more pictures like these? Check out my full Pinterest board!





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