The Celtic Blood Series

3 books in series
5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

Highland Raven Summary

Destined to become Queen of Scotland. Bound by blood to the Celtic gods.

Scotland, 1026 - Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line.

Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined.

Haunted by dreams of a raven-haired man she's never met, Gruoch soon feels her fate is not her own. She is duty-bound to wed a powerful lord, if not the Prince himself; however, she's not sure she can stop her heart when she meets Banquo, a gallant highlander and druid.

Fans of Outlander and Mists of Avalon will relish this sweeping Scottish historical fantasy that tells the tale of Gruoch, a woman struggling to escape her fate without blood on her hands.

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  • Book 1

    • Highland Raven

    • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 1
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Scotland, 1026 - Gruoch, descendant of the line of MacAlpin, should have been born into a life of ease. But fate is fickle. Her father's untimely death, rumored to have been plotted by King Malcolm, leaves her future uncertain and stained by the prophecy that she will avenge her family line. Escaping to one of the last strongholds of the old Celtic gods, Gruoch becomes an adept in arcane craft. Her encounters with the otherworld, however, suggest that magic runs stronger in Scotland than she ever imagined.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A brilliant story, excellently narrated

    • By Lolah on 08-09-18

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 2

    • Highland Blood

    • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 2
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scotland, 1032. When a marriage contract calls Gruoch away from Ynes Verleath, she leaves with the hope she'll be reunited with Banquo. But fate has different plans. Lies, betrayal, and violence await her. Set on a collision course with destiny, Gruoch soon finds herself thrust into the arms of another man.

    Regular price: £19.39

  • Book 3

    • Highland Vengeance

    • The Celtic Blood Series, Book 3
    • By: Melanie Karsak
    • Narrated by: Lesley Parkin
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scotland, 1032. Everything Gruoch loves has turned to ash. With Gillacoemgain gone, Gruoch rides north with her newborn son and a broken heart. While she desperately clings to hope, Gruoch's new alliance with Macbeth proves more challenging than she ever anticipated. Only her unexpected reunion with an important person from her past offers solace. All may yet be well, but the raven's wary eyes cannot help but notice clouds gathering on the horizon.   

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fabulous story, whether you read it or listen to it!

    • By Lolah on 10-11-18

    Regular price: £22.89