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The Taking Of Ireland, by Anna Markland. Release Tour, ARC Review.


Inside the Book:

Title: The Taking of Ireland
Author: Anna Markland
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Anna Markland
Genre: Historical Romance

Long ago, in a time of myth, a prince sailed from Galicia to Inisfail seeking revenge for the murder of his uncle by the High King…

Sibrán expects to encounter an opposing army but instead is greeted by a beautiful woman who appears to be accompanied only by her faithful wolfhound. Aislinn bids him welcome, but he suspects she is a sorceress sent to kill him by the very king he plans to slay.

As they journey to the Fort of Kings, events prove that Aislinn does indeed possess powers beyond those of an ordinary human, yet he cannot deny he is inexorably drawn to her. He believes Destiny has brought him to Inisfail, but can he persuade Aislinn that she too is destined to play a role in the establishment of a new kingdom? Or will she remain forever the slave of the tyrant Moqorr who claims to be King of the Otherworld as well as Inisfail?

Perhaps they are all under the evil king’s spell.



Aislinn is the prophetess of the Clan Tuatha,  and a bond servant to the High King of Inisfail.  When she gives him the news of her latest vision she fears for her life.  A Prince is coming to take vengeance. 
Sibran of Coruna is determined to get revenge for the murder of his brother. The land he must travel to is known for magic.  Many of the people have special abilities.  
This is set in ancient Ireland when magic was accepted and the High Kings were all powerful.  
Our heroine has many very helpful powers that she needs to get her through what must be done.  Our hero is a normal human from the north coast of Spain.  He and the men he has brought with him must face grave danger and help from a very suspect source.  
A historical adventure romance with a paranormal twist.  A fascinating story wonderfully written.  I loved it. 


Meet the Author:

I’m a Canadian author with a keen interest in genealogy. I write medieval romance about family honour, ancestry, and roots. My novels are intimate love stories full of passion and adventure.

Passion conquers whatever obstacles a hostile medieval world can throw in its path. My page-turning adventures have earned me a place on Amazon’s All-Star list. 

Besides writing, I have two addictions-crosswords and genealogy, probably the reason I love research. I am a fool for cats. My husband is an entrepreneur who is fond of boasting he’s never had a job.

I live on Canada’s scenic west coast now, but I was born and raised in the UK and I love breathing life into the history of my homeland.



Tour Schedule

Monday, January 2
Book featured at Books, Dreams, Life
Book featured at Diana's Book Reviews

Tuesday, January 3
Book featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Wednesday, January 4
Book featured at I'm Shelf-ish

Thursday, January 5
Book featured at Mello and June

Friday, January 6
Book reviewed at The Book Junkie Reads
Book featured at Nicole's Book Musings
Monday, January 9
Book featured at E-Romance News
Guest blogging at A Holland Reads

Tuesday, January 10
Book reviewed at My Book Addiction and More
Book reviewed at Warrior Woman Winmill

Wednesday, January 11
Book featured at RoloPoloBookBlog

Thursday, January 12
Book featured at Celticlady's Reviews
Book featured at Reviews by Crystal

Friday, January 13
Book featured at Teatime and Books
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Guest blogging at Rainy Day Reviews
Book featured at Yah Gotta Read This


  1. I am glad you enjoyed the book, Petula. As you know it's a departure from my usual style and quite an adventure to write!

    1. It was definitely my pleasure. I always know I will enjoy your books.


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