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Misfortune of Time

(Druid's Brooch #6)

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In 11th century Ireland, Étaín must hide her pagan magic from her pious Christian priest husband, Airtre. She wants to escape his physical abuse, but she must stay to protect their grandson, Maelan. Over many lifetimes, she has learned how to endure her own pain, but Maelan is young and vulnerable.

When Airtre's paranoia and jealousy spiral out of control, Étaín has no choi
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Published July 11th 2018 by Tirgearr Publishing
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Maura
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time is the 6th book in the Druid's Brooch Series. It's the first book I've read in the series and the common thread in all of the books appears to be (obviously) the Druid's Brooch. It is my opinion that it can read as a stand-alone.

When is time a "misfortune". It is when it is not in favor of things going your way. The experiences that the main character goes through are things that one would want to change time so as to avoid. This is an undesirable situation due to extenuating
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Kristen McQuinn
Really 4.5 stars.

Also, minor spoilers in my review. You have been warned.

In this sixth installment of Christy Nicholas’s Druid’s Brooch series, Etain, a 12th century Irish woman, has the ability not to age thanks to the magic she draws from her Druid’s brooch. The brooch is an heirloom inherited from her mother, passed down the family line, first given to her family by a Druid in thanks for saving his life. Etain is able to change her appearance at will, so she can age herself appropriately ov
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Angela
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars

Misfortune of Time is the sixth book in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas. This is a historical fantasy- with paranormal elements, drama, adventure, action, romance, magic, and much, much more. I really love all the attention to detail and the vividly descriptive storytelling that Ms. Nicholas excels at- it brings her stories to life and makes them very realistic, believable, and relatable. As with the other books in this series that I have read, this is really well written, v
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E.A.
Misfortune of Time (Druid's Brooch #6) by Christy Nicholas was everything I never knew I needed in a historical magical fantasy.

The 6th book in the Druid's Brooch series don't be deterred, yes they are all connected but feature a different powerful woman. So no worries about having to start at the first book, you can read these out of order.

What a ride, there was so much good about this story that's going to be hard to express. To keep this review short and simple I'm going to give you my high
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Viviane Crystal
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This sixth story of the Druid Brooch Series is multi-layered and told in several parts. Etain is very, very old thanks to the magic in the brooch she was given by another gifted one. She’s living in the 11th Century and has the ability to orient her magic to making her appear to be aging. The reality is she’s over 100 years old but has the abilities of someone younger than thirty years old. For now, she’s got bigger problems. Her present husband, Airtre, is a Christian priest who treats Etain de ...more
Sarah
Jul 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great read about anxiety. Living in 1055, Etain must hide her magic as Christianity begins to become popular. When her husband flips in rage, she runs in fear but her decision affects everyone she loves. When the past resurfaces whilst she is on the run, will she flee in fear once more or stay and face the consequences?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn't put down. Well developed characters like Etain trying to make it through each day and still be brave
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Liz
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually the sixth installment of the Druid’s Broach series from Christy Nicholas. I have not had the pleasure of reading her work prior to this, so this was my first in multiple ways. I found the writing engaging and well developed. So much so, that I didn’t feel as if I was reading a book that was sixth in a series. Now that I have read and enjoyed this one I may be going back to read those others now.

This isn’t my normal go to for a genera, but I was happy I branched out. This about
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Angela Shirley
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Misfortune of time by Christy Nicholas is the sixth book in the Druids Brooch series and follows the life of Etain and her struggles through life.

Etain is a pagan and holds a great secret in her life, scare that if it is realised she would be in danger. The Druid's brooch is the greatest treasure which is literally keeping her alive as Etain is 150 years old and with the brooches magic has keep her moving on in time.

Eatin's husband, the priest is an evil, abusive man who she is staying with for
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Erin
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Misfortune of Time: Druid's Brooch Series, #6 by Christy Nicholas, 5 stars.

This is the story of Étaín and her life in 11th century Ireland. She practices the old ways, but she must hide them from everyone, especially her controlling husband. Her life was not always this way, but she does what she must to protect her grandson. Her husband was not always like this, but this is the life she now leads. When her husband becomes out of control, Étaín has no choice but to flee. Will she find pea
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Kerry Baker
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas is the sixth book in her Druids Brooch series. This is a book I wasn’t sure I was going to enjoy when I started reading however I am pleased to say I was wrong entirely. This book draws you straight in to the story, never letting go right to the end.
A book about old magic and God’s we follow the story of Etain. She has found herself in a precarious situation, having to hide her true self from her husband. As much as she fears for herself and being found out
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Dawn Daughenbaugh
5 Star
Misfortune of Time : Druid's Brooch #6 by Christy Nicholas is the sixth book in the Druids Brooch Series. This can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the other books in this series as well. This isnt my first Book by this author and most definitely won't be my last. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. There are a few twists and turns that left me wondering what was going to happen next..I love historical fantasy as well as historical fiction. This story is about Et
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Rhiannon Pritchard
Misfortune Of Time ( A Druids Brooch) by Christy Nicholas is another fantastic book in a series. Again the author captivates you and draws you in to the characters stories. Even though the world in the story is so far away from the world we live, you feel as though you can relate still.

Etain has magic, which she has had for many years, to the point she is over a hundred years old but part of the beauty of the magic is to be able to disguise her age. Etain is currently married Airtre, a man of t
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Laura Furuta
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Misfortune of Time: Druid's Brooch Series, #6
By: Christy Nicholas
5 out of 5 stars

The story Misfortune of Time: Druid's Brooch Series, #6 by Christy Nicholas is a historical fantasy book. I truly enjoyed reading this story. It draws you in from the very beginning and I found myself turning pages to find out what happens next. It is a book that will have you believing in magic, being introduced to older gods as well as other magical creatures and beings. It is a story of one woman’s strength and c
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Caralee
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas

4 Stars!!!!

I have a bad habbit of reading out of order but I am very happy to be able to be able to follow
the story line quite well. This is the sixth book in the series and even though it is the first one
I have read I was quite drawn into the book and not feeling out of sorts.

I really was drawn to Etain. The fact that she had been through so much and that it was what
really built her character and who she was really made the book a very gripping read. I fo
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Roxana
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love reading books that have a magical feel to them. This particular book – Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas has a touch of paranormal, action, adventure and even romance. But what I love the most is that it’ a historical fantasy book.

I thoroughly enjoyed the author’s ability to create a believable world, filled with so much magic. I loved that the she was able to infuse so much character into the book and storyline. She did a good job at developing the characters and making them believ
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Sue
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time: Druids Brooch Series Book 6
By Christy Nicholas

Misfortune of Time is the sixth book in the Druids Brooch series. This story is set in Ireland in the 11th century. While it is the sixth book in the series it can be easily read as a standalone. Etain has the gift of being able to use her magic in order to make herself appear to be older than she is. This is because of the magic in a brooch she was given by to her by another gifted being. Etain has possibly the worst husband eve
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Felicia  Bates
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time
Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5 stars

Misfortune of Time is the 6th book in Christy Nicholas’ Druid’s Brooch series and the second book I’ve read by this author. I have enjoyed what I’ve read from this series mainly because Christy Nicholas’ writing style is so filled with description and detail I feel as though I am transported within the pages of the story. Etain is a character I truly enjoyed reading about as the story progressed as well as her progression through what life con
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Katie
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time
By Christy Nicholas
4 stars

This book really was a great read. I could honestly tell that the author had put so much research into making sure that everything was right – that really came across for me in her writing. It didn’t take me long to be completely swept in the fantasy and magic of everything that was going on. I thought that all of the characters were really well planned and developed well over the story – the nice and the not so nice ones. The authors beautiful descrip
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Erica Fish
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas is a must read. Christy Nicholas is a great storyteller. Her characters are so in depth that you feel an instant relationship with them. In this book, I could relate to Etain and could see us as sisters. She feels the need to hide part of herself (pagan magic) to her husband (Christian priest). This usually does not work and there is a level of abuse that goes along with the part you are hiding. I felt the pain that Etain within my soul as well. There are r ...more
Debi
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time: Druid’s Brooch Series, #6 by Christy Nicholas

4 stars

This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I think my favorite part was the journey through Ireland, somewhere I dream of visiting someday.

This author had a way of drawing me in and keeping me on the edge of my seat all the way through with the subtle twists and turns placed throughout the story.

This is the 6th in this series and can absolutely be read as a standalone but Im sure if you do you will end up
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Jenni Bishop
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time: Druid's Brooch Series, #6 by Christy Nicholas is a historical  fantasy story.Whilst it can be read as a standalone, I suggest reading the others to  understand the characters and the world they live in. The story started off a little slow  but quickly picked up pace as the suspense kicked in. Christy’s writing takes you back  in time to a beautiful time and place that you can imagine. But it is a cruel existence for  our main character, where she lives with abuse and her deci ...more
Katie Kearney
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time: Druid's Brooch Series, #6
By Christy Nicholas this book while not my normal like reading really got my attention from page one. It’s an interesting and well thought out story. I’ve read other books in this series but can safely say they can be read as a standalone without confusion. The author took great care to make sure details in this story were well written and thought out. Étaín character is one I just could read about for hours, she has a story to tell you if you’re read
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Candida Hopper
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of TIme by Christy Nicholas is the sixth book in the Druid's Brooch series. This can be read and enjoyed as a standalone book. I suggest reading the others on this series because they are also good reads. The story is a fantasy which involves the character Etain. She has a power that she cannot let anyone know she posses. I like how strong her character is. I really enjoyed the incredible detail the author provided in this story. I always love reading about Ireland especially when an ...more
Sheri
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of TIme by Christy Nicholas is the sixth book in the Druid's Brooch series. This can be read and enjoyed as a standalone book. The story is a historical fantasy which involves the character Etain. She has a power that she cannot let anyone know about. She eventually leaves her abusive husband to protect her grandson. The story caught my attention because I love historical fiction. This is 11th century Ireland and is very well described. The description allowed me to delve into the sto ...more
Amber
Jul 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time by Christy Nicholas is book 6 in the Druids Brooch series. Overall I enjoyed the book and Christys writing style. Etain is a fascinating and strong character. She goes through a lot in this novel and I super dislike her husband. I really feel like the author did a great job and was really pleased with this book. There are some stuff that may trigger some. 4 star rating
Christy Nicholas
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
As the author, I like to give some insight on the creation process for each novel I write. For Misfortune of Time, I had to do extensive research into abuse, particularly spousal abuse. For that, I thank my three friends who offered invaluable insight, Ian, Gretchen and Lindsey. It's a difficult subject but one which, unfortunately, still permeates our society today.
Brittany Kristina
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time is a riveting tale that draws you in to feel as though you are right there with the characters. Although I have not read the other books in the series, this book reads as a stand-alone novel, which I loved as it had such a strong story line. Although the book started off a little slow for my liking, it quickly picked up pace keeping me hanging at every word waiting to find out what happened next. The story also is suspenseful as it provides a window into the life of someone en ...more
Heather Lovelace
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I cannot say enough about this author and series. I absolutely love the rich detail this book gives its readers. Multi-faceted and deep, this book can be read as a stand-alone and appreciated on its own. However as this is not my first book from this series, I think the reader will better appreciate the universe if reading these in the order presented. Beautiful detail. Plot pacing and character development were well thought out. Just a wonderful continuation in the series.
Bobbi Wagner
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the sixth book in this series and they can be read as a stand alone. This is not my first book by this author, I enjoy how she is able to pull me into her magical journey. This installment is a journey about being able to controlling time. I enjoyed the characters as well as the journey through Ireland. The twists and turns left me wanting to see what would happen. I highly suggest this book.
Krystal Gregory
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Misfortune of Time: Book 6 in the Druid’s Brooch Series by Christy Nicholas
4 out of 5 stars
This is a new genre of books to me and I am very intrigued. We are introduced to a woman by the name of Etain, who, being Pagan, must hide many things from her Christian priest husband Airtre. Etain at her very core, is strong and nurturing. She is driving to protect those she loves from her overbearing and abusive husband. The interaction between Etain and Airtre is both passive and violent. This book giv
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