- Paperback: 204 pages
- Publisher: Awe-Struck; First Edition edition (August 8, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587497026
- ISBN-13: 978-1587497025
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,518,465 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Books were always magical to me. When I was six, I made a little booth with a card table, like a lemonade-stand. But instead of drinks, I sold books I created. I wrote them in pencil on ruled paper, drew the illustrations and cover art with crayons and stapled them together. I started out a 5¢ a book, but it was only when I lowered the price down to free a little boy in my class came by on his bicycle and took them all.
From that day on, I never stopped writing for fun, but I veered off from professional writing due to the responsibilities and time restraints of a single mom. That was until I was introduced through books, to the woman who became my favorite historical character, Boudica. The Celtic Warrior Queen made me start writing professionally. I love history and in reading a book about the dark ages, I came across the rebel queen. She inspired me so much, I started jotting down notes, but they were fiction, visions of me involved in the Boudica revolt. Before I knew it, I had accidentally written a rough draft for a novel. And I've been writing books on purpose ever since. Drawing on my love of a happy ending I have currently penned over 30 published romance books under my name, Cornelia Amiri, and my pen name of Maeve Alpin.
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Druid Quest by Cornelia Amiri is the first book I have read by this author. After reading Druid Quest I find myself saying why I haven't read any of this author's books before. Well you don't have to worry as I will be checking out Ms. Amiri's other books. I thought that the storyline moved very effortless and was easy to follow along with what was happening. Also enjoyed the characters in Druid Quest. Sulwen is a very strong, driven druidess, which I think is a good thing and something that Sulwen has to be in order to fight the Romans. Rhys has this quality about him that you find yourself drawn to him but you don't really know why till after you get to know him better. So as far as fantasy books with a Celtic twist go I recommend reading Druid Quest as you will find yourself falling in love with Cornelia Amiri and her books.
I was dying to delve into this tale; a mythical and adventurous romance involving the ancient Celts is tailor-made for my reading pleasure. Unfortunately, what I read left me a tad disappointed and more than a little bored.
Sulwen embarks on this journey alone at first, picking up a few warriors from surrounding tribes along the way. Once she reaches Queen Boudica, she is reunited with her lover, the archdruid Rhys. At this point he joins the quest to battle the Romans, and when the two aren't making love they are bickering like children. It was awful. More time was spent arguing about strategy and the misinterpretation of the goddess' voice than the actual battle or relationships.
There are no definitive characters in this book. Yes, there are many characters, but they all could be interchangeable, except for their names; no one has a personality. They are merely names having conversations. I never got a feel or a sense of the people who occupy these pages. It's hard to read a story, or get excited about their journey, when you don't care a thing about the people in it.
One of the most distracting features of this story was that almost every character's dialogue is too frequently accompanied by italicized "thoughts," lending a choppy feel to an already struggling narrative.
Several times I thought about giving up the quest and setting it aside, but I persevered, hoping at some point this story would transform into what the wonderful idea behind it promised. I'm sorry to say it didn't happen. When I finally finished it this morning, all I felt was relief.
Cherise Everhard, August 2008
Oak Seer, Sulwen has just witnessed the massacre of her friends, teachers, and homeland. Barely surviving the Roman attack, she is given the message from the Goddess Andraste, to search for Queen Boudica, and aid her in the battle against the Romans. When Sulwen begins her quest for Londinium, the area in which Queen Boudica is waiting, she is soon accompanied by four spearmen from other tribes in hopes of keeping her safe during this journey.
Once she reaches the Queen, she is reunited with her mate, Rhys, the Arch druid. And yeah, they gotta make a little `sex magic'. On with the journey, Rhys and Sulwen butt heads, but they are both so head over heels for each other it's obvious. Rhys has a fear that he is reluctant to tell Sulwen about... he may be fated for death.
Druid Quest by Cornelia Amiri is a look into the mind of someone that has done her research and has a love for the Celts and Druids. For me, the story was a little too step by step and I didn't really feel like the characters were clearly pictureable. I wanted to love Druid Quest, but it was just a little hard getting me captivated. There were times when the action picked up, and I liked the thought and ideas put into making this novel, but it was hard to keep my attention during the down-time. I hope in the future that Ms. Amiri will put more emotion and description into her main characters. 3 Hearts