Queen of Kings: Macha Mong Raud

Overall I found Queen of Kings well written and very close to the original legend. Ms. Amiri did a nice job researching the legend and the Celtic culture although I did spot a few small inaccuracies. My biggest complaint was that I didn't feel a connection with the characters, the story didn't pull me in as thoroughly as I would have liked and some of the language was a little awkward sounding. Other than that I found the story well done and an enjoyable read. If you like the ancient Celtic world you'll enjoy this book. In the interest of full disclosure my family traces our lineage back to Macha Mong Ruad. Which was one of the reasons this book caught my eye.

Book Blurb for Queen of Kings: Macha Mong Raud

Length: 17,950
Heat Rating: Three Flames
Genre: Celtic/Fantasy/Romance

Macha of the Red Braids exudes the essence of female power. Defying and fighting two kings, she takes her father’s place on the throne. With one goal in mind, she uses magic, battles, disguises, and skills of seduction to take the crown as sole ruler. She is the only woman listed as a High King of Ireland. She builds the famed kingdom of Emain Macha, marking off the borders with the pin of her treasured cloak brooch. Even still, a Champion from the wilds of Connaught throws the powerful battle queen off guard when he comes to claim her heart. Has Macha met her match in Nath of Connaught? Will he pass the three trials she has set before him?

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2010 4.00