Brigit Quinn has survived a year full of both good and bad surprises after learning the truth of her unique heritage as a descendant of a powerful Celtic tribe. As she trains for her eventual place in the Circle of Nine that guards the ancient stone circles of Ireland, Brigit embraces the rich, mystical history of her people and the responsibility to protect their extraordinary way of life.
But everything Brigit holds dear is in jeopardy when a mysterious packet warns of an evil force seeking to steal the legendary weapons known as the Sacred Treasures and use them to destroy the Circle of Nine. Plagued with worry about her own magical capabilities, the motivations of those around her, and her family’s lineage, Brigit is catapulted on a mission to discover exactly who is threatening her people. Can Brigit and the rest of the Circle learn the truth in time to destroy this enemy for good?
“The first time I summoned a portal, I didn’t understand how I accidentally opened a doorway to another realm. The second time wasn’t a mistake. I was ready and stepped through with a clear vision of my destination and the grim resolve that my mission must succeed.” - Brigit Quinn
The Tuatha de Danann (one of the four mythical founding tribes of Ireland) possessed four Sacred Treasures. These treasures were imbued with magical properties and three of the four were taken with them to the Otherworld when they were banished there. The one treasure which remained on the surface was the Stone of Destiny, which stands in one of the earthen ring forts at the Hill of Tara in Ireland. This is rather plain standing stone and legend says that it would roar with approval if a true King of Ireland put his hands on it. The other three treasures were a cauldron, a spear, and a sword. Dagda’s Cauldron was made of iron and provided an abundant source of food and healing power to whomever took sustenance from it. The invincible Spear of Lugh was constructed of wooden shaft and dark bronze spearhead. It never missed its mark, always returning to its thrower. The final treasure, the Sword of Light or Nuada’s Sword, always delivered a fatal blow once it was drawn, much like the Spear of Lugh. It had a gleaming silver blade, a golden hilt with a black leather grip. As legend says, these treasures were far too powerful for mortals to possess and were to be forever guarded far from “the greed of man.”