September 30, 2012

The Wakening Fire


The Wakening Fire
The Dawn of Ireland 2

Erin O’Quinn

Siren-BookStrand, Inc.


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A fire wakens in all of them--lovers and enemies alike--and not just from St. Patrick’s ritual flames.

9 comments:

  1. A line to make me investigate further.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. Dear Marybelle,

    Thanks! This story takes place during the time when St. Patrick first went to Ireland--when the land was still in the grip of druidic influence, when the gods of old held sway over men's minds. The protagonists Liam and Caylith are passionate young lovers who embark on an adventure that involves her old enemy Owen Sweney, Liam's father the High King, and even her old friend from Britannia--the monk known then as Father Patrick. Glad you're interested! ~Erin

    BTW, the book shown above, Storm Maker, is the first novel in the trilogy. Then comes The Wakening Fire and last, Captive Heart.

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  3. Very intriguing line.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Thank you, Ingeborg.

      I wanted the "fire" in the title to really reflect some important themes in the novel--the fires of passion in the lovers, the burning need of Owen Sweeney to learn the secret of his birth, and the huge ritual fires lit in turn by the High King and then by St. Patrick, both of them seeking to win the hearts and souls of the people of Ireland. There is yet another fire, one I'm keeping secret, revealed at the end of the book.

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  5. I love Irish stories. Even the lyrical names intrigue me. Best wishes on the trilogy.

    jqrose02 at gmail dot com

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    1. I appreciate your good wishes, JQ.

      I'm also a lover of Irish stories and of course the names. You're right. It's a completely lyrial language, one that has me captivated, utterly in love.

      This story I'm telling has just enough real history in it to be doubly intriguing, as St. Patrick rises above every person and every notion of grandeur, lighting the way of the gospels in a heathen land. Writing it was an honor.

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  6. I don't undertand how this works but sounds like the hot spots of the story. Maxie (mac262@me.com )

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  7. To Maxie: Just like movie ad that is limited to just a few words, so the log line for a book--a provocative line or sentence that hopefully captures the theme or the overriding emotion of the story.

    Theoretically, if you see/hear it often enough, the log line will encourage you to see the movie, or read the book. I like your play on words--the "hot spots" of the story about a book whose subject is fires! Thanks for stopping by. ~Erin

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