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The Seventh Son

(The Norman Conquest #4)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  142 ratings  ·  34 reviews
Drogheda, Ireland 1075

The sixth son bears a curse as certain as the seventh son bears a blessing. When Tadhg MacNaughton’s betrothed is ripped from his arms and married to another, he believes the legend is true.

Tisa O'Brien's life slams into a downward spiral at the news she is no longer betrothed to the love of her life but to the tanist of a warring, prideful clan with
Paperback, 324 pages
Published March 30th 2016 by Ashley York
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Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Oh dear me! The O’Briens and the MacNaughtons have a feud going on, and it’s not pretty! Right from the start, there’s quite the shocker, in fact there are two epic plot twists I never would have expected! The blurb gives a good idea of the story, so I will not dwell on that part. I thought some parts were a bit crude, but it’s all in accordance with the characters, especially Aodh, who is particularly unpleasant, and that is an understatement, but it’s that sort of thing which makes THE SEVENTH ...more
Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
This is one of those books that I didn't particularly enjoy but kept reading because I wanted to find out how it was all going to come together.

Tadhg did not actually witness the marriage of his betrothed. From the way tbe blurb sounded, he was at the ceremony. No. Tisa was forced into marrying the son of another clan chief but she and Tadhg did not meet up until well into the novel. They were betrothed as children, which was the custom back then, and they loved each other deeply. They were just
Regan Walker
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Virgin Irish Bride Gets Her Man

Set in Ireland in 1075, this is the story of Tadhg MacNaughton, whose betrothal to Tisa O'Brien, arranged when they were children, was broken by his father before he died. Uncovering a terrible secret, Tadhg believes he knows why, but that doesn’t lessen the pain from losing the woman he loves.

Tisa O'Brien’s life suddenly changes when her father marries her to the son of another chieftain in order to gain warriors for their defense. Her new husband, Darragh of
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
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Aleen ~Lampshade Reader
Original post on my blog:

The Seventh Son, book 4 in the Norman Conquest Series, is by far my favorite. It is the longest story in the series and with good reason. It brings all the characters back for an epic adventure that takes place in the year 1076. Although this is Tadhg’s and Tisa’s story, I found that it was fun reading about what was going on with the other characters. All the scene changing does serve a purpose and as the story progresses the ten
Mar 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Seventh Son by Ashley York is #4 in the "Norman Conquest" series, but can be read as a stand alone. Set in 1076 Ireland. Although, I'd highly recommend reading the others as well, but not necessary to enjoy "The Seventh Son".
WOW! A magnificent tale of intriguing and epic proportions. Fast paced, action filled with never a dull moment.
A definite page turner. Well written with well developed characters who are as interesting as they are complicated. The storyline is unique, intriguing, compel
Jan 15, 2017 rated it did not like it
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Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Mar 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Tadhg MacNaughton’s father dies, Tadhg discovers why his father broke the alliance with the O’Brien’s, the clan of his betrothed, Tisa. When he travels to meet Tisa’s father, he discovers Tisa has already been wed to a Meic Lochlainn, a crude war mongering clan run by Aodh. To ensure that his own clan has food, Tadhg agrees to fight for Aodh. Unfortunately, this proximity to the clan will be a constant reminder of all he has lost.
Tisa is devastated that her betrothal is broken and unwillin
Sissy's Romance Book Review
The Seventh Son (Norman Conquest #4) I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.'The Seventh Son' by Ashley York is book four in the "The Norman Conquest" series. This is the first book I have read of the series or by this author. I did feel that I would have liked to have read the other books, but the author did make this a standalone book I thought. This story was about Tisa O'Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton who have been betrothed since they were very l ...more
May 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. It is a little slow in places but well written with interesting and believable characters. Tisa and Tadhg were betrothed as children, but a falling out between their fathers ended the betrothal. Tisa's father then marries her off to a stranger, Darragh, for his clan's protection. The only good thing about the marriage is that Darragh has no inclination to bed her, although his father would like to. Tisa and Darragh become friends of a sort and protect each other from his fat ...more
Seanna Yeager
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tadhg MacNaughton and Tisa O'Brien were betrothed from the time they were children, they had always loved each other and could not wait to marry each other. When past family secrets come to light, their betrothal is broken. Tisa must marry someone is unworthy of her love, also the clan is part of is full of miscreants who do not treat women well. She agrees to marry this man, despite the objections of her heart, to protect the O'Brien clan.

Finally, they are able to wed despite all the intrigue
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Drogheda, Ireland 1075

The Legend goes that the sixth son bears a curse and the seventh son bears a blessing. So when the love of Tadgh McNaughton life is torn from him he believes the legend must be true. This is the brother of Brighit the heroine from book 2 The Gentle Knight. Shortly after Tadgh Father's death he find out the true reason for his father's the Chieftain Padraig MacNaughton he finds out the true reason he broke off his betrothal and cut off being allies with The O'Brien clan. The
Janet Wild
May 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written historical romance

Author clearly knows the time frame the story is set in. I liked the tale of reflects well the upheaval of the time and the difficulties of being a woman in that time. Stories within the main tale seemed to suddenly appear and at times disjointed the main tale. Overall a good read and Would read more from this author
Jeanne Johnston
I might have gone to three stars but gods, the majority of this story was just sooooo damned depressing. Why the hell are we supposed to believe that pagans acted like animals? They were more likely to treat women as equals than the church ever was.
May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A time of great turbulence is England and Ireland brings us a stirring story in the 4th book of this series. Add in love thwarted and you have an exciting tale. This whole series is a keeper.
Nov 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Medieval Romance, Historical Romance Series, Male on Male (not graphic, but STRONGLY implied)
Recommended to Vashti by: This book was received in exchange for an honest review
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Originally Posted on the blog

The Seventh Son is the final book in the Norman Conquest series.

This is the story of Tadgh and Tisa, and whether they will get their happy ever after or not. However, given that this is the last book in the series, we see all the main characters from the first three books brought back and questions answered. Including the question of Sir. John's paternity.

This could be a stand alone read but I think there are too many story li
May 22, 2017 rated it did not like it
Debbie Glenn Brown
Mar 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ashley York’s The Seventh Son is the 4th book in her Norman Conquest series. Our hero and heroine have been pledge to each other since childhood when something unknown happens and the betrothal is broken off unexpectedly by Tadhg’s father. They are torn apart when a family secret comes to light, the misunderstandings and greed of others that they have no control over keep them apart. Tadhg MacNaughton and Tisa O’Brien have always loved each other, they yearn for each other, but Tisa must do her ...more
Jennifer Holzapfel
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
1075 Drogheda, Ireland, Tadhg MacNaughton has to deal with his father breaking the alliance with the clan O'Brien . His father died, leaving the clan with no food for winter because they had sowed the land with the clan O'Brien. When he went to record his father's death in the family book, he was shocked and ashamed to read his sister brighit was fathered by Roland O'Brien, his father's best friend.

Tadhg sends his sister off to the priory and finds out her escort did not see her get on the boat,
Nicole Laverdure
Mar 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Powerful story!
I really enjoyed, The Seventh Son, written by Ashley York. This author never disappoints me. This story so captivating and filled with strong emotions! It really kept my interest until the last page. I love medieval romance, so The Seventh Son, was perfect for me! You'll be in for a treat!

A great historical romance set in Ireland, it's fast paced, filled with passion, danger and intrigue. It tells the fascinating story of Tadhg MacNaughton and Tisa O'Bien. Ever since, they had bee
The Seventh Son by Ashley York

Ashley York’s newest historical romance is The Seventh Son. Once again we are drawn into the medieval world when Saxons and Normans are learning to live together under Norman Rule, however not all is as quiet as one would think. The times are rough, where men fight to the death and hold allegiance to their clans. Rivalries, betrayals, and brutality are realities in everyday life.

Tisa O’Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton were betrothed from a young age. They are neighbors a
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Trials, tribulations and the intricately connected pieces of many stories fall into place in the stunning finale of Ashley Yorks’ Norman Conquest series, The Seventh Son. Pledged to wed by their clans as children Tisa O’Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton share a love that goes beyond family obligations only to be torn apart by the misunderstandings, greed and ambitions of others. In a world full of political upheaval, on the home front and abroad, their love is their most formidable weapon against the ...more
bookaholic ge
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Tisa O'Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton were betrothed to each other at a very young age. When secrets that could not be forgiven or forgotten are revealed Tadhg makes a decision that affects Tisa and Tadhg's future.

What should have been a simple romance quickly gets complicated when promises are broken and new promises are made that are not good for anyone involved. The real question on everyone's mind is can Tadhg keep his family safe and win Tisa back? Read and find out!

I received this book as an
Sherrie Hansen
Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Tisa O'Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton's love story is set against a riveting backdrop of chilling characters, deceitful clans, and tense historical events. The secrets, broken promises, tender moments, and desperate situations captured my imagination from the start, pulling me into the story, and forcing me to steal seconds and minutes from my hectic schedule to keep reading. The plot was complex enough to hold my attention without being confusing, and within pages, I honestly cared about what happ ...more
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Another great story from Ashley York, The Seventh Son is the fourth book in her Norman Conquest series. Tadhg and Tisa have always loved each other and have been betrothed since childhood but the betrothal is broken and she marries another who she doesn't love. Ms. York description of the characters and Ireland of 1076 gives you the feeling of being part of a story which is full of twists, turns, betrayals, evil characters, clans at war and, of course, a wonderful romance. This story proves that ...more
Jackie Rogers
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Love historical fiction. This book does not disappoint in that. Takes place in Ireland in 1075. Tisa and Tadhg were betrothed as children and loved each other then. Life occurs and separates them and bitterness enters. Tisa is married off to a clan for its support in battle and she learns to make the best of her misfortune. Thus the struggles for both young people are long and harsh. This is a good story but for the constant love affairs abounding. It takes away from the story as seems to be on ...more
Donna Sweeney
Nov 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC Kindly provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.......

Oh I am ALL over this beauty !!! Wow, I love me some highland hunk !!.

This was Tadhg and Tisa's tale and if you like me are a sucker for historical romance with a bit of the clan war thing going on......then this baby is for you !!!!

I LOVED IT !! Carn't ramble on anymore. Top story line, pace, character's. Double thumbs up from me !!!

Well done Ashley and many thanks for the opportunity x

Later peeps xxx
Kimi Court
Apr 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Glad I read it all before I deciding if I loved it or liked it. This book brings all the stories together and makes sure the hero and heroine were covered. It is awesomely done.
You really have to see deep into their soul on this one. See past the imperfections, to the real person down below it all. Not always what you see out in the open is what is truly the person.
You will love both Tisa O'Brien and Tadhg MacNaughton. They are strong and needy in their own ways. They truly know what
InD'tale Magazine
A powerful and gripping tale of clan politics and the battle amongst the isles and the King, Ms. York creates a compelling tale of intrigue and deceit.

Read full review in the 2016 June issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
What a wonderful addition to this series. I enjoyed so much about this book. I loved getting glimpses of what was going on with some of our favorite characters and of course the story of Tadhg and Tisa.
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Aside from two years spent in the wilds of the Colorado mountains, Ashley York is a proud life-long New Englander and a hardcore romantic. She has an MA in History which brings with it, through many years of research, a love for primary documents and the smell of musty old libraries. With her author's imagination, she likes to write about people who could have lived alongside those well-known gian ...more

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The Norman Conquest (4 books)
  • The Saxon Bride (The Norman Conquest #1)
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“I have much to think on." Tadhg gave him a sideways glance. “I could be using some wisdom.”
Sean looked skyward before facing his friend. “Yea, Tadhg I will pray that ye receive wisdom.” He took a few steps away, heading back to the house, and added in a loud voice without looking back. “And a set of balls.”
Tadhg smiled. The man was the fiercest warrior in the clan. He had always been sorely infatuated with Brighit.”
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