Cursed Towers (Witches of Eileanan) by Kate Forsyth

By Kate Forsyth

A brand new age dawns within the country of Eileanan, yet no longer with no resistance. Now the Righ, Lachlan the Winged, overturns his lifeless brother’s decrees opposed to witchcraft. yet 16 years of hatred and superstition have cloaked Eileanan in darkness. And even though he has gained the ability of the Lodestar, Lachlan’s rule is challenged by means of an insignificant babe—and a civil conflict erupts.
 
The flame-haired twins—Iseult the Scarred Warrior and Isabeau the apprentice-witch—must pass their separate methods. Iseult to struggle facet through part along with her husband, Lachlan. Isabeau to the Cursed Towers, to grasp her powers and to discover the kinfolk she hasn't ever known.
 
One lady fighting for a brand new reign, one lady studying the outdated methods, their separate threads will twist and switch right into a story of mayhem, secret, and magic.

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He does no' like being confined to the stall," she answered. " Isabeau nodded and ran her hands over the nervous stallion, soothing him and telling him all was well. He leant against her, shoving his head urgently against her breast. The sound of a halting step on the cobblestones made him start and back away nervously, and Isabeau stroked his nose gently with her hand. " Meghan said, coming to stand next to Riordan. Immediately Lasair reared, eyes rolling white, hooves threshing the air. Isabeau staggered back and fell as the stallion bucked wildly, smashing his hooves into the wooden wall behind him.

47 Isabeau laid the baby down in a nest of hay and slipped into the stall, whickering reassuringly. Lasair danced nervously, backing away from her. "He does no' like being confined to the stall," she answered. " Isabeau nodded and ran her hands over the nervous stallion, soothing him and telling him all was well. He leant against her, shoving his head urgently against her breast. The sound of a halting step on the cobblestones made him start and back away nervously, and Isabeau stroked his nose gently with her hand.

Panic rushed through Isabeau's veins. She glanced up and saw Lachlan's scepter still lying on the chair where Meghan had left it, though now the silver claws were empty. Somehow Bronwen had called the Lodestar to her while everyone else was distracted with the birthing. Her pulses pounding, Isabeau wondered what to do. Lachlan rarely let the scepter out of his hand, and he would be greatly enraged if he realized what Bronwen had done. Isabeau could not take the Lodestar from the baby, though, for it was death to anyone but a MacCuinn to touch it.

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