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Book Review: The Eternity Knot



I've joined with Women on Writing for a blog tour of The Eternity Knot by H.R. Conklin. The tour kicked off on July 19th and will have a total of 17 stops of reviews, interviews and guest posts. I've included the schedule at the end of this post if you'd like to travel along.


The Eternity Knot is the fourth book in the Celtic Magic series. In order, the books are:

The Trinity Knot, The Witch's Knot, The Faerie Knot, and The Eternity Knot.


So, let me share the blurb with you, then we'll get into my review before introducing you to the author.


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About The Eternity Knot


Mairi has been shown the future and knows humans must change their ways. Continuing on their path of disconnect with Nature will cause the destruction of human life. Tasked by the Seelie Fae to save the human world, Mairi and friends seek out ancient wisdom in the stories of old. The Queen of the Unseelie Fae decides humans have to prove themselves worthy of the Earthly Realm, or die trying. Dark magic makes Mairi push harder to find the answers she needs, but the Undersea Faerie Queen is weighing in and Mairi is uncertain whose side she is on. When young people representing cultures from all of the continents share their knowledge, Mairi finally feels the seeds of hope. Deadly faerie magic is working against humanity, but humans and faeries are working together like never before. As humans begin seeing the earth through ancient views, they are waking up to their dormant powers. Now Mairi must put all the pieces together before time runs out for human life on Earth, and for once she's starting to feel worthy of the task. Join Mairi and friends in this exciting conclusion to the Celtic Magic series.

The Celtic Magic series is a unique tale connecting modern day California to the Scotland of centuries ago. Join Mairi during a life-changing year in this eco-heroine's journey, following the Celtic wheel of pagan holidays through the seasons and time as she meets druids, witches, and faeries of both Light and Dark. Discover what role mythic stories play in saving the Earth from imminent destruction, and what happens when the world is inclusive of all people. This series includes The Trinity Knot, The Witch's Knot, The Faerie Knot, and just finished is book 4, The Eternity Knot!

This book is perfect for teens and adults of all ages who enjoy a

modern take on myths and fairytales!

 


Review


The Eternity Knot is a very on point novel that has artfully woven in the myths of our ancestors with today's challenges (pandemic, anyone?) and offered hope for change, if we can only change ourselves and focus on what truly matters - life over greed. This isn't a book of chastising, but of hope. It's recognizing our societies have changed, that human power is about change. We also must remember the cost of change, and to balance our needs with the Earth's, in order to preserve the balance we're all a part of.


Where Mairi interacts with the Unseelie and Seelie courts of fairies, Conklin has brought in cultures from all over the world in this book, reminding us that at our roots, so many of our stories are the same. That our goals all align in life and protection of it. And at the very end, she offers her readers an invitation to bring the myths of your ancestors into the magical world of Mairi, and she asks that you share them with her so she can post them on her blog and we can all learn from each other.


This novel spoke to my rainforest-saving, whale-adopting teenage self, who has now grown into an adult attempting to figure out low-waste and sustainability in a consumers market that makes those choices difficult to maintain. The book is marketed as a YA fantasy, though it is perfectly written for an MG audience as well.



Purchase The Eternity Knot on Amazon, Waldorf Books, and/or H.R. Conklin's website: Wild Rose Stories. Be sure to also add this to your GoodReads reading list.

 


About the Author


H. R. Conklin grew up in the rural mountains of Northern California where her mother gardened and her father played the bagpipes, as well as spending long hours in the theater where her parents were a dancer and an actor. This undoubtedly led to her overactive imagination and love for nature. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband, two adult children, and three dogs. She used to teach kindergarten at a public Waldorf charter school in which she told many fairy tales to the children, and made up stories in her spare time. Now she is a Story Circle Leader and guides parents in homeschooling at a private Waldorf school.


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Blog Tour Calendar

July 19th @ The Muffin

July 21st @ The Faerie Review

Join Lily at the Faerie Review as she shares her review of H.R. Conklin's latest book The Eternity Knot; part of the Celtic Magic Series. This is a great book for anyone who enjoys a modern take on myths and fairytales!

July 29th @ The Knotty Needle

Judy at the Knotty Needle shares her review with readers after reading H.R. Conklin's The Eternity Knot - part of the Celtic Magic Series. Don't miss Judy's insightful review!

July 31st @ Author C.K. Sorens - (You are here!)

Fellow Author C.K. Sorens shares her review of The Eternity Knot - the latest release by H.R. Conklin and part of the Celtic Magic series. Don't miss today's peer review!

August 1st @ Bring on Lemons with Cathy Hansen

Wisconsin entrepreneur and educator, Cathy Hansen reviews the latest novel in the Celtic Magic Series - find out what Cathy has to say about The Eternity Knot as she shares her thoughts with readers at Bring on Lemons.

August 2nd @ Author Anthony Avina

Fellow author Anthony Avina shares his review of H.R. Conklin's The Eternity Knot. This book is part of the Celtic Magic Series - readers of all ages will delight in this special story!

August 3rd @ A Storybook World

Readers at A Storybook World will hear from guest blogger H.R. Conklin on the topic of Symbolism in Fairytales. Conklin just release The Eternity Knot - another 5 star book in the Celtic Magic series, but she's taking time to share her author expertise with readers today! Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to learn from Conklin!

August 4th @ Author Anthony Avina

Earlier this week, readers at Author Anthony Avina's blog read Anthony's review of H.R. Conklin's The Eternity Knot. Today readers will hear from Conklin herself as she shares a guest blog post titled: "Symbolism Reflected in Stories from Around the World" . Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to learn more about The Celtic Magic series!

August 5th @ The Knotty Needle

Judy at the Knotty Needle shares her review of The Eternity Knot by H.R. Conklin. This is book 3 in the Celtic Magic series and it is guaranteed to delight readers of all ages! Don't miss Judy's review!

August 6th @ Beverley A. Baird

Today's guest post for readers at Beverley A. Baird is written by H.R. Conklin. Conklin is the award winning author of the Celtic Magic Series and she recently released her latest title: The Eternity Knot. Don't miss a chance to read today's guest post titled: "Parenting Wisdom Shared Through Storytelling".

August 7th @ World of My Imagination with Nicole Pyles

Nicole just finished reading The Eternity Knot by H.R. Conklin and can't wait to tell readers at World of My Imagination all about it. Don't miss today's review by Nicole to find out more about this title as well as the others in the Celtic Magic Series!

August 8th @ Word Magic; All About Books with Author Fiona Ingram

H.R Conklin pens today's guest post about fairies and mythology as she visits fellow author Fiona Ingram at Word Magic. Don't miss this opportunity to hear from Conklin and find out more about her latest release: The Eternity Knot; part of the Celtic Magic series!

August 9th @ Bring on Lemons with Crystal Otto

WOW! Blog Tour Manager, Crystal Otto reviews the latest novel in the Celtic Magic Series - find out what Crystal has to say about The Eternity Knot as she shares her 5 star review with readers at Bring on Lemons.

August 10th @ Bring on Lemons with Libby

Libby is a young artist who enjoys many genres of books - she shares her thoughts with readers at Bring on Lemons today - her deep thoughts about The Eternity Knot by H.R. Conklin. This book is part of the Celtic Magic series and Libby is excited to read all the books. Readers will delight in her youthful perspective and her energy!

August 11th @ Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews

Lisa Haselton interviews H.R. Conklin about the Celtic Magic series and her latest release The Eternity Knot. Don't miss a chance to become better acquainted with this talented author!

August 18th @ Jill Sheet's Blog

Today, readers at Jill Sheet's Blog will hear from H.R. Conklin on the topic of "How Symbolism in Fairy Tales of Old Help Us Today". Stop by to learn more about The Eternity Knot (part of the Celtic Magic Series) and learn from this talented author.

August 19th @ Wildwood Reads with Megan

Readers at Wildwood Reads will hear from Megan as she reviews The Eternity Knot by H.R. Conklin. Don't miss an opportunity to learn more about The Celtic Magic Series and this latest release!

 

Whew, that was a lot, but worth it. Thank you for making it all the way!


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