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Three Queens in Erin

A Novel

Douglas Nicholas

Paperback

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Description

The fourth and final book of the Something Red series, Douglas Nicholas once again sweeps readers into the mystical world of battle as familiar favorites, such as the mystical Irish queen Maeve and her granddaughter Neiman, defend themselves against supernatural forces in thirteenth century England and Ireland.

Wrapping up the series Kirkus Reviews dubbed “a more profound Harry Potter for adults,” Three Queens in Erin continues the dark and suspenseful adventures of Hob, Jack, Maeve, and Neiman in this thrilling historical fantasy.

Thirteenth-century England and Ireland are vividly brought to life as dark magic and bloody battles test the strength of family love and loyalty, revealing the secrets behind Maeve and her families long exile from their tribal lands.

With Maeve finally returning to Ireland to fight the three queens of the Norse Gaels for her ancestral lands and the revelation of how Hob becomes the great warrior Robert the Englishman, readers are reminded that magic exists in the enchanting prose of Douglas Nicholas.


Praise For Three Queens in Erin: A Novel

“Rich in historical detail, this suspenseful coming-of-age fantasy grabs the reader with the facts of life in medieval England and the magic spells woven into its landscape.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A hauntingly affecting historical novel with a touch of magic.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This darkly atmospheric debut novel is well worth its measured plot-building for its horrific, unexpected ending.”
— Library Journal (starred review)

“Debut novelist Douglas Nicholas goes for the throat with Something Red. Rich in history, ankle deep in blood, and packed with brilliant writing and whip-smart plotting.”
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code and Flesh & Bone

“Not for the faint of heart, this pulse pounding page-turner grabs you from the start and never lets you go. A wickedly clever and evocative combination of history, horror, mystery, and magic.”—Booklist

“Douglas Nicholas can artfully narrate a story. I was engaged from beginning to end.”—Agenda Magazine


“Nicholas's beautiful prose, his detailed portrayal of life in medieval England, interesting characters, and underlying supernatural themes make this book a real gem.”
— BookBrowse

“Nicholas handles characterization, setting and atmosphere deftly and expertly . . . Something Red is an excellent debut from a gifted author.”
— Shelf Awareness

“Nicholas utilizes an economy of description that pulls and teases the reader into the world, and allows the reader to dance along on the text. It is a delightful thing to find a tale that can create that surge of adrenaline, that thump of your pulse in your temples, and Nicholas delivers.”
— Kansas City Public Library Blog

“Rich in historical detail, this suspenseful coming-of-age fantasy grabs the reader with the facts of life in medieval England and the magic spells woven into its landscape.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A hauntingly affecting historical novel with a touch of magic.”
— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“This darkly atmospheric debut novel is well worth its measured plot-building for its horrific, unexpected ending.”
— Library Journal (starred review)

“Debut novelist Douglas Nicholas goes for the throat with Something Red. Rich in history, ankle deep in blood, and packed with brilliant writing and whip-smart plotting.”
— Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of Assassin’s Code and Flesh & Bone

“Not for the faint of heart, this pulse pounding page-turner grabs you from the start and never lets you go. A wickedly clever and evocative combination of history, horror, mystery, and magic.”—Booklist

“Douglas Nicholas can artfully narrate a story. I was engaged from beginning to end.”—Agenda Magazine


“Nicholas's beautiful prose, his detailed portrayal of life in medieval England, interesting characters, and underlying supernatural themes make this book a real gem.”
— BookBrowse

“Nicholas handles characterization, setting and atmosphere deftly and expertly . . . Something Red is an excellent debut from a gifted author.”
— Shelf Awareness

“Nicholas utilizes an economy of description that pulls and teases the reader into the world, and allows the reader to dance along on the text. It is a delightful thing to find a tale that can create that surge of adrenaline, that thump of your pulse in your temples, and Nicholas delivers.”
— Kansas City Public Library Blog

Emily Bestler Books, 9781476756011, 304pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2017



About the Author

Douglas Nicholas is an award-winning poet, whose work has appeared in numerous poetry journals, and the author of four previous books, including Something Red and Iron Rose, a collection of poems inspired by New York City. He lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with his wife Theresa and Yorkshire terrier Tristan.