Druids . . .Donna Grant!

Thanks to Lila for asking me to visit today. I love celebrating book releases with friends! So congratulations, Lila, on another fabulous book!

I get asked a lot why I chose Druids for my Dark Sword series. I find the legend of the Druids fascinating. There are so many conflicting accounts. Some records show the Druids to be spiritual leaders who helped heal the sick and gave counsel to kings and other leaders.

The Romans would have us believe they were the basest of humans who routinely sacrificed humans and animals in order to appease their pagan gods.

So who’s right? I don’t think we’ll ever know. We all know that whoever writes history controls history, so I think it’s safe to say Rome may have exaggerated a bit. Or maybe not. ;)

It was the knowledge that the Druids could have been a mixture of any number of things that led me into more research into them. I find their culture fascinating, especially how it continues to this day.

In WICKED HIGHLANDER (Nov 2010), there are two different sects of Druids. I have the mies, or the good Druids who keep to their pure magic. They are one with nature. They heal, share their wisdom, and protect the innocent.

Then there are the droughs. The droughs are Druids who, upon their eighteenth year, undergo a ceremony where they give their blood and soul to evil thereby forfeiting all the good inside them. The evil takes over, and in doing so gives them a more powerful magic – black magic. Of course, the villain, is a drough.

So how can the mies combat the droughs if the droughs have more powerful magic? That is a good question, and one I visit with every book of this series I write.

Want to read an excerpt from WICKED HIGHLANDER, then click HERE .

I’ll be giving away a signed copy of FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, the second in the series to a commenter. Happy Reading!

To find out more about me please visit my website at www.donnagrant.com. To read more about the Dark Sword series, see pics of the Warriors, take the quiz, download wallpaper, search characters, and watch the book trailers, please visit www.donnagrant.com/darksword

hugs,
D

Welcome to the PRINCESS BLOG PARTY, Donna! :) 

She has generously opened up her giveaway WORLDWIDE.

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