Worlds collide for both young and mature readers, who will love the fast-paced thrills, chemistry between characters, and interplay of witchy fantasy, mythology, Celtic folklore, and reality in The Wise One—book one of The Scottish Scrolls series.
The Wise One (The Scottish Scrolls #1) By K.T. Anglehart
Young Adult Fairy Tale, Folklore, Fantasy
Hardcover, Paperback & ebook, 254 Pages
October 25, 2020 by Kat Biggie Press
Mckenna's never thought much of her nightmares, but on her seventeenth birthday, a vivid dream of burning at the stake awakens her dormant abilities, thrusting her into a world where faeries are real, spirits hold a grudge, and a High Priestess obsessed with a 16th-century prophecy is tracking her every move.
Now, her overprotective dads, Seán and Andre, are forced to tell her the truth—they know who her birth mother is, and her life is not the surrogate story she's always been told. Abigail, Mckenna's mom, is some sort of mystic, and Mckenna a Wise One.
Whatever the hell that means.
With the help of a persistent little wren and company of a newfound friend, Mckenna journeys to Ireland in search of her mother and real answers. Along the way, she learns to harness her innate magic and trust her intuition, as best she can anyway—Cillian, a kind and passionate delegate who crosses her path, is proving much harder to read.
Only her mother could truly help her halt her ill fate and prepare her for what's to come . . . before she gives in to the darkness she knows is buried deep within.
Author K.T. Anglehart expertly weaves a story set in Ireland that is both timeless and unique, a perfect cross-market read for those searching for the next endearing urban fantasy classic.
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Praise for the Book
"A heartwarming coming-of-age story with characters that resonate, rich European folklore, and enchanting details that tickle the senses long after the last page is read." --V. G. Anderson, author of The Light in the Sound
BOOK REVIEW by LAWonder10:
The Wise One is a very well-written tale of two young girls, each trying to deal with her individual devastating problems. They were brought together and felt a balance of strength.: Where one was weak, the other was strong. When McKenna felt an urgency, she was able to persuade Nissa to join he in her plight.
This is an captivating mystic story. It is about self discovery, strong friendship, overcoming adversities, adventure, danger, trusting oneself and others, deception, other worlds reincarnation and much more. It ends on a couple of "cliff hangers" leaving the reader anxious for the next book. This is a great book to read at Halloween time!
The characters all felt very real, events easily visualized and the Book Cover and Title were very "fitting".
Although, slightly confusing at first, this is a fast-paced novel. It is never boring and smoothly flows between on event to another through different periods of time.
*Warning: There are some sensual - non explicit - scenes, and some strong language used a few times throughout the book. The main characters is raised by two gay dads.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
I was gifted this book with no pressure to post a positive review. This s my honest review.
About the Author
Katrina Tortorici Anglehart is a born and bred Italian-Canadian from Montreal. A devoted academic, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; a graduate certificate in Scriptwriting; and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After dabbling in TV writing and working as a digital marketing content manager, she left the nine to five to launch her freelance editing and coaching career. Today, she relishes in helping aspiring authors to develop and refine their stories.
Besides English, Katrina speaks French, Italian, and Spanglish. When she's not writing, diving into magical reads, or Netflixing, she's travelling with her favourite human--her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, Andy--and obsessing over her pet bunny, Magic, and newly rescued pup, Nessie. Katrina currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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