Friday, May 21, 2010

Quest Post: Welcome author Donna Grant to the Lush!


Druids 

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.

In FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, 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.




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 FORBIDDEN HIGHLANDER, then visit www.donnagrant.com/forbiddenhighlander.

I'll be giving away a signed copy of DANGEROUS HIGHLANDER, the first 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, or search characters, please visit www.donnagrant.com/darksword 

hugs,
D 
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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!

12 comments:

buddyt said...

Hhmmm !
Good druids against bad druids.

Sounds like it could be good for something original.

If the giveaway is open worldwide,please enter me.

Thanks.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

s7anna said...

I'm fascinated by Druids too...I can't wait to see how Donna has tackled this subject.

Thanks for the wicked giveaway.

hugs,
Anna
s7anna@yahoo.ca

flchen1 said...

Just popping in to say hi, Donna! No need to enter me--this glorious book is on my TBR :)

Donna Grant said...

Thanks, Carol!

You're welcome, Anna!

Ah, thanks so much, flchen1! You've really made my day. :)

mariska said...

I've been reading so many great reviews about this book. It really sounds a Good read !

enter me in please :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

booklover0226 said...

This series sounds exciting and action packed. I look forward in starting it.

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Donna Grant said...

Mariska - glad you've been hearing good things about the books. :)

Booklover - I hope you enjoy it!

Carol L. said...

Hi Donna,
Still loving Lucan..sigh...Love the start to this series and just looking at these brothers is a reward in itself.Can't wait for book 2.Thanks Donna for bringing these brothers into our lives. :)
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

kmt1976 said...

Wish that we knew more about the old ones. I will add it to the list of questions I want answered when my time comes :>)

Donna Grant said...

Carol L - I'm delighted you're still enjoying Lucan. And thank you. You're so sweet!

kmt1976 - if you ever find out the real answers, let me know. ;)

nel said...

This series sounds exciting and action packed. I look forward in starting it. I love series books!!! Thank you for a chance to win a copy!!!


dsublady at aol dot com

Donna Grant said...

Thanks, Nel! I hope you enjoy. :)

He can Chapter-32 me anytime!

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