Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon
Publisher : B.A.S.E.D. Press
Julius Caesar wrote of the Celts: The
Celts were fearless warriors because they wish to inculcate this as
one of their leading tenets, that souls do not become extinct, but
pass after death from one body to another. Seven Sisters. The
infamous collection of stars align with the full moon on Halloween,
alighting the sky for a destiny that has waited centuries. Dru, a
gifted but tormented witch living alone on the coast of Ireland wakes
to find Ty, her long-time love, mysteriously disappeared. In Paris,
Katerina, an oppressed but talented dancer bravely takes the stage in
one final performance before escaping a life of tyranny, looking for
a freedom she'd only known in dreams. Aodh, The Dagda,
a man made of ancient legends, has slumbered for two millennia.
Tonight, when the moon is full and the stars are aligned, he rises
from his temporary grave to find the world is not as he remembers.
His people, his family, his tribe have vanquished, along with the
majority of his considerable power. Chance takes him to Dru, and
together they set out to find the key to reopening his world, whilst
forming a bond of friendship neither has ever previously known.
During their search, Dru learns Ty was no mortal man, but a god with
a prophecy to fulfill. Ty died before fulfilling that prophecy,
setting off a chain of events that would forever alter the future.
Devastated, Dru abandons Aodh and the life that should have already
been hers, and finds herself in the company of the worst sort. She
begins a sordid affair with Kas, a daemon whose insatiable lust for
power is only outdone by his lust for Dru. Separated from the only
friend he knows, Aodh is left to search the world alone for answers.
He meets the beautiful dancer, Katerina, and is instantly smitten. He
stays near her, pretending to be mortal, gaining her friendship. On
Katerina's birthday, just as Aodh is ready to concede to a life of
mortality, Katerina is ripped from him by Kas. Aodh's ideas on
remaining mortal are no more; he has to unlock the secrets to his
world that will open a trove of unimaginable power to save the two
women he loves, before time is no longer in his favour, and he loses
The Story Behind This Book
It started as a short story about a witch living alone in Ireland. For my 30th birthday, my husband gave me the gift of travel. I visited London alone and met up with friends one night for dinner at their parent's house. The dad is an old Irish guy; so smart and clever. He and the sons started going back and forth about my name, Dayna. He then told me stories of the Tuatha De Danaan and how I am named after the mother Goddess, Danu. It stuck with me and the short story about the Irish witch blossomed into 800,000 words. My husband urged me to turn it into a book, and so I did. At least seven books are written. The first of them is Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon and how their story is reborn in the new modern world.
Praise and Reviews
This book has surprises around every corner. Nothing is what it appears
to be at first. Characters we grow to love and know die, they hurt, they
experience true pain. The book is also surprisingly humorous, the
dialogue is realistic and fresh. The best part is the writing is superb.
VonThaer's world is vivid and exciting, her characters are well-rounded
and deep, and her style is unique. The book is 418 pages, but you
breeze through it because the story is so rich and entrancing. I've read
it a few times now and each time I find bits and pieces I've missed the
previous time around. DT Sullivan
Born and raised in Ohio, I've lived up and down the east coast and in England before going to Texas. My first novel Tuatha and the Seven Sisters Moon was published in 2009 and the More...