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Nuall-an-Aich

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Fantasy Realm
Nuall-an-Aich (pron: Noo-al an ish) is book two of the Dark Shee trilogy. Sequel to Shee-an Bro. Cu macTire, the Druid comes to terms with sacrificing his step father. He goes on a journey of self-discovery, travelling to the mysterious Isle of shadows. Meanwhile the macRatha Brothers, who are triplets. travel north to the Wild Lands of the Tuatha De Danaan (pron Toowa day dawn awn) and the village of Nuall-An-Aich, home to the warrior woman, Belisana Argetlamh, Half-sister to Cu macTire, where a great dark evil has been awakened. The brothers, with Belisana must set out on a perilous quest if they are to stand any chance against the dark forces that lurk in the surrounding forest of Nuall-an-Aich.
Note: It is advised to read the last chapter, 'A Glossary' Before reading this novel. It highlights important information about the Fantasy world in which this story is set and also has a nice snazzy digital Map of the Northern Wildlands for you to admire!

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Contains, mild to moderate fantasy type violence, blood and gore.

Table of Contents

The Awakening

Submitted: January 28, 2020


The children of darkness have congregated in their unholy stone circle on the outskirts of Nuall-an-Aich, under the scrutiny of their goddess. A sacrifice is needed to seal their loyalty to her.
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An unexpected visitor

Submitted: January 31, 2020


The Druid, Cu Mactire, tormented and mourning the death of his adopted father, Deargal, Arch Druid of the Eastern Clans, has an unexpected visit from his Warrior friend, Oenghus the Bear.
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childhood memories

Submitted: February 01, 2020


Cu Mactire reminisces with Oenghus, on how they became friends as children.
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Haunted by nightmares

Submitted: February 02, 2020


Cu Mactire awakes from his recurring nightmares, he must understand them if he is to conquer the fears that they bring.
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The Northern Wildlands

Submitted: February 03, 2020


In the Northern Wildlands, something dark is stirring the woods surrounding, the village of Nuall-an -Aich. The King consults his Druid advisor on a course on action.
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The Hunt Begins

Submitted: February 04, 2020


Niall and Fergus Macratha prepare to join in the culling of the Wolfpacks that inhabit Nuadha Forest.
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A guiding light in the darkness

Submitted: February 06, 2020


Cu Mactire the Druid returns to the tomb of heroes at Dun Morhaig to retrieve his broken sidhe spear.
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Belisana Argetlamh

Submitted: February 07, 2020


Belisana, the half-sister of Cu Mactire and Daughter of Cernunnos the Sidhe Forest god, goes skinny dipping and is reminded of a childhood trauma.
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Lughnasad: The Harvest Festival

Submitted: February 08, 2020


The Macratha brothers are enjoying the harvest festival in the village of Nuall an Aich and join in a game of Hurley.
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The Oilean na ndraiothe (The Isle of Druids)

Submitted: February 11, 2020


Cu Mactire travels to the sacred Isle of Druids to find answers to the questions that are haunting him, once there he reminisces about his first love and visits a dear old friend.
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Suil na hintinne (Mindwalking)

Submitted: February 14, 2020


Cu Mactire enters the realm of the dead, in search of his foster father's spirit.
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Redemption

Submitted: February 17, 2020


Cu Mactire finds the spirit of his foster father and learns of a new threat threatening the peace of the land of Tir Dhuchais.
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Amhran an Mac-tire: Wolfsong, part 1

Submitted: February 18, 2020


Something stirs in the night! Wolfsong fills the forest surrounding the village of Nuall-an Aich
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Amhran an Mac-tire: Wolfsong, part 2

Submitted: February 20, 2020


the moon is full, the Wolves sing their song and death comes to Nuall-an Aich
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Innis Scatha (The Isle of Scatha)

Submitted: February 24, 2020


Cu Mactire sails south toward the mist shrouded Isle of the Warrior Queen, Scatha.
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Sibling rivalry

Submitted: February 27, 2020


The Macratha brothers come to blows as the influence of Ferthanthus on Fergus begins.
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A Warrior Druid is born

Submitted: March 01, 2020


In his death-state, Cu Mactire encounters Morriwen in the realm of the gods and finds out a secret from their liaison. Retuning to Scatha, Cu learns the art of fighting from the Warrior Queen
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The Broken Circle

Submitted: March 17, 2020


Belisana is quested by Cernunnos, to seek out the lost tomb of her ancestor and retrieve his Sidhe sword to help defeat, Ferthanthus.
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Emain Macha

Submitted: March 26, 2020


Belisana with the Warrior brothers, Niall and Cian Macratha travel north toward the tomb of her ancestor Nuadha Argetlamh to retrieve Nuadha's Legendary Sidhe forged blade, Glaid na Solais-the Sun
Sword.
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The Traitor

Submitted: March 28, 2020


Belisana has retrieved the Glaid na Solais, the sun-sword from the tomb of Nuadha, but has now to face a new threat awaiting her and the MacRatha brothers outside.
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An Tur Gloine (The Glass Tower)

Submitted: April 01, 2020


Belisana, Niall and Cian track Fergus to the edge of the World, where they meet an otherworldly guide to take them, beyond the edge of the World.
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Balor Suille na Nimhe (Balor of the Evil Eye

Submitted: April 07, 2020


A helmet sat upon his misshapen head, as big as a cauldron. The right side of his head bulged out in a lumpy protuberance, to house his evil, poisonous eye, hidden beneath a thick wrinkled,
leathery eyelid.
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The Sad Tale of Lady Ceolbind

Submitted: April 15, 2020


Cu Mactire reaches the top of the Glass tower to retrieve the glaid na solais, the Sunsword, and there they discover a shocking surprise.
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The Walls of Dun Banbha

Submitted: April 29, 2020


Rí Domnirix felt sick, he gritted his teeth and unsheathed his sword and drew his axe from his belt and bellowed, ‘Shieldwall!’
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The Third Battle of Magh Moytura

Submitted: May 09, 2020


The final chapter! The Clan Dorchadas led by the Moon Wolf, Ferthanthus have overrun the fortress of Dun Banbha. It is down to Belisana who wields the sidhe blade, Glaid na solais with the help of
her warrior druid brother, Cu Mactire and warriors Cian and Niall Macratha, to face the unsurmountable odds and try to overcome them, lest all will be lost and the land of Tir Dhuchais will fall
into a dark and lawless place, where the creatures of the night will rule.
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A Glossary

Submitted: July 09, 2020


This chapter highlights important information about the Fantasy world in which this story is set, as well as having a nice snazzy digital map for you to look at.
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