The Line of Enya saga is off to a great start. I really enjoyed the first book, Behold Ellowee, and in my opinion this second one is even better! Having the second book in a series actually top the first book is so rare. I couldn’t be any more thrilled that T. L. Harty actually accomplished this task. The content flows from where the first book left off, weaving everything together seamlessly.
Danu has everything, from suspense to family drama to love, and more. It’s also rich in historical culture. Taking what was in many different countries and weaving in it’s own magical past. This braids fiction right along with factual happenings, making the entire story have a real believable feel to it. Also, it’s appropriate for all ages, teen and up!
In the first book Muriel is coming of age and discovering the magical secret heritage that’s thick in her bloodline. She fights it, and wants nothing but a normal life despite how strong her visions are and how powerful she has the potential to be. In Danu, Muriel has come to terms and begins a training on how to apply herself, as well as honing in on what this may mean in her future. The entire book is like a pivotal point in Muriel’s life, and the build up to continue onto the next book is excellent! I can’t wait to read book three.
One thing I love about Muriel is her wit. The banter in this series is awesome. Muriel is sarcastic and so is her daughter, Deidra, which adds in a little humor and makes the reader feel tied to the characters. I also love how patient Deidra is with her bull headed mom. They’re quite the pare, leaning on and trusting each other.
The story goes back and forth from past to present, just like the first book. It tells of Muriel’s travels with her Grammy as well as her interactions as a teen. All of which is necessary to the story as a whole. Everything blends together, and sets the chain of events to come in play. I was glad to read more about Grammy. The time Muriel spent being raised by the mysterious old bird was imperative, so the story wouldn’t have held near the esteem without her.
Much of the setting of this book is in a beautiful castle, and there are a slew of new characters introduced. Most of which have an abundance of powers of their own. Muriel and Diedra spend some time learning from each of the gifted women. They learn much about their past, and it finishes up with a gigantic surprise!
Muriel is whisked away, safely nestled in Danu castle so she can’t be found.
Still coming to terms with her abilities, she begins to understand their importance, and gains more insight about her ancestry, as historical errors are revealed in a powerful way.
With so much to learn and loved ones to protect, she can’t afford to ignore the inevitable responsibility of her lineage.
Muriel is destined to complete the Council, which has been missing the Line of Enya seat for over 500 years.
Sometimes, life has to fall apart before it can finally come together.