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A Secret Hope (Sword and Spirit #1)

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In ancient Ireland, Ciara of Tir Maic is living a lie. She's an imposter.

Although training to be a druidess, Ciara secretly doubts the very gods she is to serve – a secret that means certain death if it's discovered.

Ciara struggles to conceal her faithlessness from the elder druid in charge of her training but Ronan already suspects her. Then the High King’s druid receives
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ebook, 371 pages
Published January 25th 2012 by Renee Yancy (first published January 24th 2012)
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Margaret
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In ancient Ireland, Ciara of Tir Maic is living a lie. She's an imposter.

Although training to be a druidess, Ciara secretly doubts the very gods she is to serve – a secret that means certain death if it's discovered.

Ciara struggles to conceal her faithlessness from the elder druid in charge of her training but Ronan already suspects her. Then the High King’s druid receives a prophecy that circulates through Ireland. It predicts a strange man from across the sea whose kno
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Johanna Denton
Jul 24, 2012 Johanna Denton rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's refreshing and vivid and I fell in love with Ciara. Lovely blend of action and descriptions. I was there every step of the way. Highly recommend this book.
Dawn
May 22, 2012 Dawn rated it really liked it
Set in Ireland during the time that Patrick was preaching, a young noblewoman finds herself not believing in the gods of her anscestors. Ciara feels that the gods are empty and that there is something more. She's sent to be fostered at a later age than most noble children and during her fosterage, she learns not only additional healing arts but is also introduced to more druidic training. She also meets and falls in love with Aedan, a young man being fostered by the same family she is. When a ve ...more
Emminger51
Jan 03, 2016 Emminger51 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just read this book and it is terrific. While I will admit it took me a little time to get accustomed to the character names (it is about "Ireland" in the mid 450's), it was well worth the effort. The story is very plausible and even with the twists and turns you do not have to suspend your sense of reality. The characters are lifelike and not some glamorized version of that era.

The level of detail presented about the daily lives of the characters, the discussions of druids and their gods toge
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Victoria
Mar 17, 2012 Victoria rated it it was amazing
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