Dark Waters (A Celtic Legacy #1)
Quinn and Ashling, two sisters with a strong connection and no one else in the world to lean on, face their darkest fears if they are to survive what feels to them, a turn into madness. Ancient prophecies, legendary monsters, secrets, sensual men, heart pounding action and of course, a fun, fast paced plot are s ...more
Quinn and her younger sister Ashling decide to visi ...more
I honestly think the plot has potential. All the characters could be incredibly memorable and easy to attach yourself to and think about ...more
While taking Surf lessons her sister is pulled under the water by some hideous creatures that have one eye and a huge mouth full of teeth that looked ...more
seriously. the girl HEARS some dudes voice on the phone and is all 'ooo hot *shivers of a sexual nature*'
then .... in the midst of her sister DYING/DROWNING/being pulled down into the depths of the ocean by scary ass MONSTERS, guy KEEPS her from SAVING her sister and USES HIS MAGIC ON HER TO SCREW WITH HER HEAD. but then AFTER she FAILS to save said sister girl is still all 'ooo kiss me you gold and shiny ...more
I love that all this is happening right off the shores of Tofino!
Needless t ...more
Even having finished this book, I'm undecided about how I feel about it. There seems to be an interesting plot developing. It's well written. The dialogue seems natural and it flows fine. Though there are a few editing issues, most notably a whole passage that seems to have been pasted in twice.
But...BUT I hated the wimpy coward Quinn was portrayed as, even while she was supposed to be a prophesied saviour. It made her feel inept, like she couldn't do anything unless there was a man there for ...more
The world building into the Fomorii and the Tuatha was developed well by the author. I'm sure we will learn more about each in the coming books of the series, but for the first book, Ms. Mayer did wel ...more
When Ashling, Quinn’s sister, talks her into a surfing trip to Tofino strange things start to happen. First of all, because of a shark accident previously, Quinn is hor ...more
As the story unfol ...more
Shannon Mayer’s, Dark Waters , is action-packed from beginning to end. This book has it all, a bond between sisters, monsters, Fae, and sexy men. You can’t go wrong.
After an attack by her own Grandfather, Quinn is “quickened” and her life is changed forever, but when her younger sister is kidnapped, pulling her into the water world, Quinn must face one trial after another including her attraction to two very different men. This book leaves some unanswered quest ...more
Praise for Dark Waters
"Right from the beginning this story explodes."
Author of the Vicarage Bench Series, Mimi Barbour
"Don't expect to be lulled to sleep, this story doesn't stop moving. As fast as it is happening for our protagonist, Quinn, is as fast as Mayer takes us along for the ride."
The Cabin Goddess (Reviewer)
"The premise is an interesting mix of original and classic . . . the familial bonds and an emerging love triangle are really what drive the story and give it more dimension....more
First, Quinn and her sister Ashling find out there is more to their family history and their grandfather's ravings than they thought. They quickly discover they aren't normal and going in the water is a really bad idea.
Second, soon after watching her sister be abducted, Quinn is thrown into a world where she's some kind of long awaited for Fae and is suppose ...more
This book tells the story of a 3/4 blood Tuatha de Dannan young woman, Quinn, who has no clue of her heritage. She has a womb donor, Darcy, for a mother and a younger sister, Ashling, she loves more than anything.
We are dropped into her life as it goes nuts and her sister is taken from her. She gains powers she doesn't know how to use. She's got two powerful male protectors, Luke & Bres, yet she slips their guardianship all the time. She ends up battling the Big Ba ...more
I like the idea of the story: two sisters, one destined to fulfill a prophecy. Irish lore. One sister is taken and the other is trying to get her back and to do this she must accept the help of creatures she didn’t know existed before. There are two factions of the fae in this a ...more
We’re introduced to the Celtic war between the Fomorians and fae known as the Tuatha de Danaan. Quinn discovers th ...more
Book 1 in the Celtic Trilogy is aptly named. The story picks up speed quickly. I really enjoyed the world and the setting and I really loved the main character.
Quinn is a strong character who is easily related to. I totally understood where she was coming from and I loved that while she was strong and brave, she was also insecure about her being the "Chosen One".
Luke was an interesting ...more
This b ...more