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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Series Review: The MacLomain Series by Sky Purington + except + giveaway

The MacLomain Series Review
by Sky Purington

Plots from The MacLomain Series
This is a busy year for my medieval MacLomain chieftains. They're all busy falling in love with women scattered across the centuries. The King's Druidess, is a short story that sets the stage for the MacLomain novel series. Based in fifth century Ireland, it will paint the magical picture of how it all began. Then it's on to thirteenth century Scotland and colonial period New Hampshire in Fate's Monolith. Once you reach Destiny's Denial you'll continue on with the medieval MacLomains but travel this time to present day New Hampshire. When alas you've made it to Sylvan Mist, the grand finale, you'll travel not only to two different time periods, but three! It's time to re-visit all of those characters you've come to know and love in not only colonial and present day New Hampshire, but medieval Scotland.

Sky Purington had a new book that was getting to released called Rise of a Viking which caught my attention. The description spoke of prophesy, Vikings, Norse Mythology and dragon blood and I thought I have to check out this book! From there I found that there was a whole series to go along with it. So I started at the beginning, MacLomain Series, Early Years, which was free on Kindle Unlimited. I am so glad to say that I do not regret my decision to research the reading order and sets of books that this series offers! Each book is in some way tied to another story that you will read. You may not realize something in the story is of importance until you come across what it actually meant in another book. I love these type of stories. It gives me a way to connect to the characters, settings, time line and gives me a real visualization of what the author wrote.

The next set of books in the series following the Early Years was The MacLomain Series which is a 4 book series that is filled with time travel, magic and incredible passion and romance. I have to say I love books about Scotland and time travel, yes I am an Outlander fan, but to be fair I had read all the books and loved it long before it became a TV show. I could really envision Purington’s books becoming a TV show as well. Each set of main characters in Purington’s books are incredible. Well written with attention to detail you feel like you are a fly on the wall watching as each scene unfolds. I would highly recommend this fantastic series.

Getting 5 sheep

Denise B

Here’s a reading order:

The MacLomain Series (Books 1-4) Free on Kindle Unlimited

The MacLomain Series: Later Years. This is not in a book set on Amazon but there are 4 books (links to books 1, 2, 3, 4) and each is free on Kindle Unlimited

The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors Kin (There will be 5 books in this series). Book 1: Rise of a Viking is now out on Amazon and the second book Vengeance of a Viking is due out November 1, 2016.

Excerpt from Rise of a Viking (The MacLomain Series: Viking Ancestors Kin book 1)
Everyone said their goodnights as she climbed the stairs. Thankfully, there was a deck off her bedroom. One she utilized despite the storm. Elbows braced on the railing, she stared at the tree, her thoughts still on Heidrek. Some might say he haunted her, but she didn’t quite look at it like that. Not when he was trying to keep her away.

Not when he was somehow trying to protect her and her family.

She thought of those that might be his family. Lightning crisscrossed the sky, illuminating the choppy ocean. Kol was a relative. She closed her eyes and focused on the name and let it lead her to others. Kol’s brothers. Naðr Véurr…a king. Raknar. All the men who had ended up with Amber’s sisters. Her thoughts chased them until they focused on a young blond boy with a stutter and deep sadness. He grew, changed, became a man.


Her eyes snapped open, and she focused on the tree again. He had become something unexpected. What he became changed everything. It would make him a king.

The king.

Someone so important that it drew attention. She blinked and shook her head as thunder crashed and the rain fell harder. No, he drew attention by his actions. He brought trouble to his people…to his family.

That’s what he had been trying to tell her all along.

Stay away.

Stay safe.

And she would. He needed to know that.

Cybil didn’t realize what she was doing until she was down the stairs off her deck and heading for the tree. The wind was strong, and the rain cold but nothing touched her. She needed to be beneath the ash.

She needed to understand.

Hands braced against the cool bark, she stared up but saw nothing beyond flashes of lightning. Yet she felt something. A slight vibration that had nothing to do with the endless thunder. Her eyes dropped to her feet. To the root.

The Yggdrasill glowed again.

“Stay away,” whispered close to her ear.

Her eyes shot to the right, and her breath caught.

There he was. Gorgeous. Masculine. Intense.

Yet ghostly.

At least a foot taller than her, he had dirty blond hair, stubble on his strong jaw and the same, piercing blue eyes she had seen in the photo. He wore a red tunic and brown fur over his broad shoulders.

Her eyes fell to the bear pendant hanging around his neck. “You use that to connect us and protect me. Does that mean keeping me and my family from traveling to you and yours?” she whispered as she shook her head and met his eyes again. “Because it won’t. It isn’t working.”

He started to talk but stopped, confusion in his eyes. “It should only connect us. Protect you. Nothing more…” His eyes roamed her face before they went to the house. “Please. You must stay away for the safety of your kin.”

Cybil was caught off guard by the flicker of desire in his eyes. More so, by her sharp response to it. She frowned and shook her head. “I’m trying.” She tried to tear her gaze from his but couldn’t. “Tell me what to do.”

“Run from here. Get away from this tree.” She sensed that he wanted to reach out but didn’t. “If you stay, I cannot stop this.”

“But you led me here,” she whispered, desperate to understand. “Didn’t you?”

His eyes roamed her face again or at least she thought they did as he started to fragment. “I…do not know.”


She sensed his surprise at the use of his name. But then she was equally shocked when he whispered hers before vanishing altogether.

About the Author:
Sky Purington is the best-selling author of seventeen novels and several novellas. A New Englander born and bred, Sky was raised hearing stories of folklore, myth and legend. When combined with a love for nature, romance and time-travel, elements from the stories of her youth found release in her books.

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  1. I never heard of an author having an app - that's interesting!

  2. Great recommendation and giveaway. Thanks!!!
    sherry @ fundinmental

  3. Thank you for featuring Rise of a Viking and reviewing the MacLomain Series. So glad you enjoyed it! :-)

    Sky Purington