Welcome to Medieval Monday and our ongoing theme of "Author's Choice." My guest today is my dear friend, Ashley York! She's sharing a snippet from her book, Eyes of the Seer, Book two in The Derbfine Series. What a gorgeous cover, too!
In addition, don't forget to check out my snippet on Ashley's blog. Leave a comment there for a chance to win a signed print copy of A Highland Moon Enchantment. Can you guess my theme? Click here to enter:
Excerpt from Eyes of the Seer:
Looking into her eyes, he knew her willingness. Suddenly, it seemed to matter very little that she was a slave. He needed to be close to someone now, if only to convince himself he was still alive after seeing so many dead.
“My thanks.” He sipped from the horn, his gaze never wavering from the lass.
Astrid coughed beside them. “Well… I will return inside. Maeve is with Aednat now. Ah”—she turned to the lass—“Merewyn? Is it?”
“I am called Merewyn.”
Blurb from Eyes of the Seer:
In ancient Ireland, men and women take to the legends for answers. Different-colored eyes are the mark of a Seer, it is said, and those who can see the future are in league with the devil. They cannot be suffered to live.
He wishes to prove himself…
Marcán of Clonascara bears the bloodline of Brian Boru, the legendary high king, and his prowess as a warrior has earned him great respect. But he was born with different-colored eyes, and there are some who would have him suffer a Seer’s fate. His fiercest adversary is Beibhinn, mother to Diarmuid, his close friend and king, and Astrid, the woman who holds his heart. If Astrid ever showed him any interest, he would fight Beibhinn and any army to wed her.
She is desperate to escape…
Astrid is sick of her mother’s belittling, but her brother is in no hurry to see her married, so she decides to see to her own match-making. The man she approaches quickly reveals his lack of honor, but her overbearing mother pushes her to wed him anyway. When Astrid discovers Marcán’s love for her, she realizes that what she wants has been in front of her all along. True happiness awaits them, but only if they can put a stop to her mother’s plans.