Books 6, 7, 8. The next generation Novellas.
Review from the United States
★★★★★ A Perfect Series for the Times ★★★★★
Sorceress of the Sapphire (part 1) is officially the first book in the new series, but I am thrilled to report that although it takes place a decade and a half later, it is still set in the beloved Kingdom of Durundal. You can start with the new book, or you can go back and race through A Hare in the Wilderness - Book 1, A Wolf in the Dark - Book 2, A Leopard in the Mist - Book 3, A Stag in the Shadows - Book 4, A Moth in the Flames - Book 5. When you're finished, you'll be very excited to move on to Turner's latest release and those to come.
The Kingdom of Durundal series is listed as fantasy but I think it’s much more than that - the characters feel too real, and the problems they face too immediate. To me, it feels more like a historical look at what clan life used to be like in Scotland, or some other ancient realm before recorded time. And we all know that history repeats itself, like it or not.
Horrible things happen to Turner’s characters, but they rise above their challenges and survive. Heroes spring up and save the day when least expected, when all seems lost. Whether old-fashioned ingenuity or analytical minds applying themselves in a genius way, or something just a little magical or beyond our understanding, the battle is always won. There is loss, there is heartbreak – people die and worlds change so much that you know deep down things will never be the same, but somehow, in the end, good always prevails over evil. Hope blossoms when you are sure that all hope is lost. I don’t know about you, but I find that inspiring, now more than ever.
In addition to fantasy and history, you'll find The Kingdom of Durundal’s five books filled with ancient mythology, sword and sorcery, battles, apothecary (herbal medicines), spirituality, honour, betrayal, vengeance, magic, sacrifice, coming of age, love, strength, and courage, just as the author promises. Some things that I personally love about these books – the author interweaves themes like greed and selfishness, a struggle as contemporary as it is ancient – and redemption! Forgiveness, and second chances, delayed gratification and patience, make the characters so perfectly imperfect that you will fall in love with them just as I did. It’s an amazing combination. Highly recommended!
In the midst of a royal pageant to find suitors for the realm; two princesses are abducted and whisked away without a trace. Though before he flees the scene, the Shadow King puts a curse on the entire castle and suspends it in time. Now it is up to the lone survivor to seek out the perpetrator and bring the girls back — alive.
Armed with a sword, a horse, and his faithful wolfhound at his side; this brave young man must now follow a set of instructions: to find the Sorceress of the Sapphire — and defeat the Shadow King.
Because if he can't — the future of the kingdom is at stake.
With mesmerising worlds, engaging characters and a phenomenal plot, his book will have you spellbound long after the final page has been turned.
Full of rich characters and drama, which resonates with our own troubled times, this adds a new twist to the genre of fantasy and the tales of ancient magic.
With each new generation the struggle continues, and Delphine has been summoned to a distant past. Not for her spells and incantations, but to use her magic to change the entire course of history. For it is a time when the powerful reign supreme and threaten the very existence of humanity. Though she is not alone, another has been summoned to help her - because if she fails, the human race as we know it, will disappear — forever.
'Food will be limited, so fights will take place constantly in a battle to survive. Soon there will be no acts of good-will or gestures of compliance. The strongest will take everything.'
Introducing the third and fourth generations in this Award Winning Saga.
Godric is the only son of Ajeya and Dainn. Ajeya has passed away and Dainn is the last of his generation, but his time is nearing its end.
Dainn's advisor foretells that all is not well in the kingdoms, and that fire and brimstone will follow unless the fury of a giant is intercepted. Fearing reprisals that could be even worse than the ones of old, Dainn instructs his only son to go forth and protect the future of Durundal. Although Godric is willing to see that justice is served, he has no way of knowing what this will entail— until he meets the enigmatic Faey.
With a wealth of enchanting characters amid the wrath of the Dark Lord, this magnificent series reaches its dramatic conclusion.
The next book is SEVERN, a prequel to the Kingdom of Durundal series, and begins twenty years before Ajeya is born.