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Friday, May 21, 2010
Quest Post: Welcome author Donna Grant to the Lush!
First, thanks to Wendy for asking me to visit!
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.
InFORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, there are two different sects of Druids. I have themies, 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 thedroughs. Thedroughsare 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.
So how can themiescombat thedroughsif thedroughshave 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 fromFORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, then visitwww.donnagrant.com/forbiddenhighlander.
I'll be giving away a signed copy ofDANGEROUS HIGHLANDER,the first in the series to a commenter. Happy Reading!
To find out more about me please visit my website atwww.donnagrant.com. To read more about the Dark Sword series, see pics of the Warriors, take the quiz, download wallpaper, or search characters, please visitwww.donnagrant.com/darksword
Huge thanks to Donna for guest blogging for me! To enter to win a copy of Dangerous Highlander (And believe me, you WANT to read this book, it's SO good!) leave a comment (open to US only, sorry Never mind, Donna's awesome so she'll send worldwide!) and I'll choose a winner on Monday, the 24th. Good luck!