A Reader's Opinion: LEGACY OF TRUTH by Christy Nicholas


Druid's Brooch Series, Book 2


Legacy of Truth offers beautiful scenery and captivating characters. I read this book right after book one, and I have to admit that I found the first one a little more engaging in some places but I think that had more to do with the depth of history in Legacy of Hunger. In this second volume, the magic and folktales of old Ireland feel like a natural part of the story and the author's vivid detail helped the setting and time period come alive. Esme's flaws and pure "humanness" make her likeable and I enjoyed her touching friendship with Aisling. I wanted Esme to have a happy ending and fulfilling life. Her choices in love left me wondering but then she didn't have the easiest childhood and had to grow up too quickly. Her journey of discovery and her struggles are real and poignant. I like how the brooch is woven into Esme's quest and I want to know more! This book is the second in the series, but I think it could be read as a stand-alone.

Legacy of Truth is for readers who like historical fiction with a touch of magic to awaken the imagination.

Star Rating: 4 Stars | Content Rating: 5 Hearts | Reviewed by: Kaylie Morgan



Set in late 18th century Ireland, Esme must grow up quickly in small, isolated northwestern town. Her parents are leaving for America, abandoning her and her sister to fend for themselves. As she struggles to find her place, she finds it difficult to keep hold of what's left that's precious to her. Once married and in a new town, Esme's only friend, Aisling, helps her through difficult times, as her Traveler husband stays away longer and longer plying his trade. While Esme has had some comfort in her small family, she must now find comfort on her own, as her treacherous sister tries stealing the family heirloom to sell, a brooch reputed to have mystical powers, which had been left to her by her grandfather. Esme must learn to cope with her dwindling family and growing despair in order to keep the brooch safe.

Print Length: 358 pages

Publisher: Tirgearr Publishing

Publication Date: July 6, 2016

Format Read: E-Book | Source: Provided by the author or publisher.


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