Today I welcome Juli D. Revezzo. Her series based on Irish myth continues with the newest release, Druid Defiance.
What if the gods of the Tuatha dé Danann and their foes, the evil Fomorii, hadn’t settled their differences and how can humans make them stop spurs the action in Druid Defiance the final book in my Stewards War series. The series mixes paranormal romance (and in some titles, historical fantasy romance) with Irish mythology, particularly influenced by the tale of the Second Battle of Mag Tuired from the Irish Medieval manuscript the “Book of Invasions”.
That story sparked my imagination and I thought what if those battles didn’t really end with the Second Battle spoken of in the Irish myths? What if part of their treaty included a stipulation that the sides would pick a specific meeting place to battle again, every five hundred years, until the end of time?
So that was the jumping off point in the series: The specific time has come again in present day, but the owner of the battleground in question has built her own business on the site and is none-too-happy about it, even though, deep down, she expects it. And even though she wins her battle (no spoilers) with the help of a Guardian (a member of an elite force of wizard warriors sent by the Tuatha dé Danann called harshad warriors*)—with whom she falls in love the trouble didn’t end with the conclusion of their battle.
Trouble carries on into this new book in the series, Druid Defiance, where she (and the warrior to whom she’s now engaged) decides to “go home” so to speak, to her ancestral Irish homeland and hopefully find a way to convince the two sets of warring gods to end their bickering once and for all. The winner… takes control of the world for the next 500 years.
Or, worst case scenario—forever, this time! So, you see why our heroine might want to stop the fighting altogether! Can she convince them to make peace once and for all? If you’d like to see how it all plays out, the earlier books in the series are available now and Druid Defiance releases February 2, 2021.
*The name of the band of warriors comes from the fact that they fight this battle every 500 years, that number being a mathematical concept of a harshad number which is a number divisible by the sum of its digits. (https://www.ria.ie/leabhar-gabhala-book-invasions)
Thank you, Riley, for hosting me today!
About Druid Defiance
Destined for War…
As Steward, Stacy Macken travels to her ancestral home in Ireland to wed. When she is granted access to the family’s sacred site, her presence opens a magical portal that brings her into a new version of the world. Does this mean the gods approve and her wedding can move forward or will the evil Balor object and end the world once and for all?
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About the Author
Juli D. Revezzo has long been in love with writing, a love built by devouring everything from the Arthurian legends, to the works of Michael Moorcock, and the classics and has a soft spot for classic the “Goths” of the 19th century. She writes fantasy and romance and dabbles in other genres, and is the author of is the author of the Stewards War series and the related Celtic Stewards Chronicles, as well as the paranormal urban fantasy series, Antique Magic, and historical romances including the Camden Girls series, Watchmaker’s Heart, and Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, among many others. Her non-fiction has been included in The Scarlet Letter. She has also, on occasion, edited the popular e-zine Nolan’s Pop Culture Review… But her heart lies in the storytelling. She is a member of The Indie Authors Network and the Magic Appreciation Tour.
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