Right now, PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE is still 99cts until the end of September, and PAGAN QUEEN is also 99cts but only for a few days. Don't miss this opportunity to start reading this series.
THE CURSE OF THE LOST ISLE
From history shrouded in myths, emerges a family of immortal Celtic
Ladies, who roam the medieval world in search of salvation from a
curse... but if the Church ever suspects what they really are, they will
be hunted, tortured, and burned at the stake.
PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE
Curse of the Lost Isle - Book One
806 AD - Alba (Ancient Scotland)
As the Vikings raid the coast of Alba, Pressine of Bretagne sets out
to seduce King Elinas of Dumfries, chosen by the Goddess to unite the
tribes against the foreign invader. Elinas, still mourning his departed
queen, has no intention to remarry. Head strong and independent,
Pressine does not expect to fall for the very attractive, wise and noble
ruler... Furthermore, her Pagan nature clashes with the religious
fanaticism of the king’s Christian heir, who suspects her unholy
ancestry and will stop at nothing to get rid of her.
Review: The Hope Chest Reviews
- 5 stars
"Princess of Bretagne is the first book in Vijaya Schartz's new
medieval fantasy series, The Curse of the Lost Isle. This book and the
series in general is steeped in Celtic history and lore, and also has a
basis in Arthurian legends too. Ms. Schartz brings the setting to life
with the use of authentic period details regarding warfare and day to
day life in a medieval fortress and a Viking camp, some of which can be
rather dark and gritty. She also draws on the mythology of the era as
the people's beliefs in the gods of old are challenged by the growth and
proselytizing of the Christian church. The clashing of these religions
poses a dangerous threat to the heroine of the story who is pagan. There
is also a political dimension to the story, not only in regards to
religion, but also as the tribes of Briton find themselves invaded by
Vikings and in growing need of a high king to unite them. . . . Overall,
Princess of Bretagne was a solid story that I enjoyed reading. I'm very
much looking forward to finding out what's next for Elinas and Pressine
when the series continues with the release of Pagan Queen."
PAGAN QUEEN - Book Two
810 AD - Alba (Ancient Scotland) - Queen at last, Pressine brings
victory to her beloved Elinas and prosperity to their growing kingdom.
But she has to contend with the intrigues of Charlemagne's bishops,
spurred by her Christian stepson. She also fears the curse that could
bring her downfall. For the love of Elinas, she will tempt fate and
become with child. But when her indomitable passion challenges the wrath
of the Goddess Herself... can she win that battle?
Although this is a complete story in itself, it features the same hero
and heroine as in Book One, PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE, and also takes place
in ancient Scotland, only a few years later.
5-star review from Roberta at Manic Readers:
"Schartz is an
accomplished writer, whose pacing, conflicts, and goals are always
complex and whose good characters are always likeable, and whose
villains are evil incarnate. You have to like her villains as much as
the good guys! Mattacks is a magnificent example of this!"
So if you are like me and
you prefer to read series in chronological order, you may want to read
Princess of Bretagne before Pagan Queen. Happy reading! The books in
this series so far are:
Book 1 - PRINCESS OF BRETAGNE
Book 2 - PAGAN QUEEN
Book 3 - SEDUCING SIGEFROI
Book 4 - LADY OF LUXEMBOURG
Book 5 - CHATELAINE OF FOREZ
Romance with a Kick