The first Novel of the Stone Circles from the USA Today bestselling author of Raging Sea and Blazing Earth.
What if the standing stones and stone circles across the old Celtic world had a secret origin and use?
What if some opened into another world?
What if the goddess of fire was trapped beneath one?
Lovely and innocent Brienne of Yester has always been able to manipulate fire, but when her powers suddenly surge, the simple life she once knew explodes.
Handsome, fearless, and commanding William de Brus has been summoned by the king to investigate a nobleman rumored to have powers linked to the fabled fire goddess. When he chances upon Brienne, his desire for her is immediate. But as his mystical quest unfolds, William realizes that she is at the center of it—for Brienne possesses the very power he has been sent to vanquish....
As their attraction deepens, William attempts to free Brienne from the dark force beginning to control her—even when his duty demands that he treat her as an enemy. With emotions flaring, fire rising, and evil threatening at every turn, can the two lovers survive the coming battle and save all of humanity?
Three-time Rita Award finalist Brisbin unveils a stock romantic fantasy series set in 1286 Scotland. The powers of the old gods rise to protect the world from Chaela, the goddess of fire and chaos. Though trapped beneath forbidding standing stones, Chaela manages to contact Lord Hugh de Gifford and make him a conduit through which she can rise again. Lord Hugh's bastard daughter, Brienne, discovers that she can manipulate fire; at the same time, William de Brus, who has been sent to spy on Lord Hugh for King Alexander of Scotland, discerns that he too has mysterious powers that manifest most fully when Brienne is in danger. Romance blossoms between the generally likable protagonists, propping up a formulaic fantasy background that will hopefully develop more fully as the series continues.