The following books are available for The Matriarchies of Muirin ‘verse:
1) The City of the Ladies ($5.99 TPB, $2.99 ebook)
On the matriarchal world of Muirin, seven-year-old Anwyn of the Dana Clan had no interest in going to the Delbhana Clan’s big party. Her arch-rival Siobhan would be there and Anwyn had promised not to pick a fight with her, no matter how tempting it was to break the older girl’s nose. When Anwyn’s efforts to protect her twin brother Cadfael from Siobhan’s bullying failed, she was ready to fight even if it would get her in trouble with her mother and aunts.
But an escalating series of near-fights between Anwyn and Siobhan led to a dare that Anwyn couldn’t turn down, not after Siobhan failed so miserably at it. Accepting the challenge was the only thing that honor and pride would allow her to do, as well as the only way she had to protect her twin from Siobhan’s bullying. So Anwyn marched off to the City of the Ladies, that alien fortress of crystal and silence in the middle of the river. What she found there was worth all the teasing and fights that had lead up to the challenge: the mysterious Ladies themselves at the heart of the City that the Delbhana Clan wanted everyone to forget.
2) Fight Smarter ($5.99 TPB, $2.99 ebook)
On the matriarchal world of Muirin, thirteen-year-old Gavin of the Dana Clan was painfully aware that he was being groomed for a powerful position in the family despite his gender. He wasn’t sure that he wanted it until he caught his younger sister Gwen helping their little sister Anwyn through the back hallways of the Dana Clan House, both of them injured and covered with blood.
Anwyn’s injuries and how she got them threatened to destroy the fragile peace their mother had brokered. The other powerful clans in Aingeal barely supported the Dana against their rivals the Delbhana after Anwyn’s adventure in the city of the Ladies. Between the threats the Delbhana posed and the rising violence Anwyn’s rival Siobhan had visited upon her, though, Gavin saw an opportunity.
If he could ride the tides of the confrontation correctly, Gavin thought that he could beat back the Delbhana and save his little sister’s life. If he failed everyone in the Dana Clan would pay the price, starting with Gavin himself.
3) Fitting In ($18.99 TPB, $5.99 ebook)
On the matriarchal world of Muirin, sixteen-year-old Cadfael of the Dana Clan knew many things; most importantly that he was miserable living in his family’s home. Unfortunately, every time he left home he faced harassment that sent him running straight back. Trapped between his personal safety and everyone else’s expectations, Cadfael didn’t see a way for things to change.
But then he was sent on a surprise trip around the world to Ntombi, a land of dark-skinned people, harems full of pampered men and two siblings who seduced his very soul. Ynes, general of the Ntombian armies, spoke to the part of his heart that wanted to be protected and listened to. Macario, her only brother and leader of the men’s harem, tempted Cadfael on a much more physical level.
Ntombi seemed to be the place he’d always looked for and never found but his family’s history and the political forces in Aingeal and Ntombi made it seem impossible that he’d ever get to claim a life with Ynes and Macario. Cadfael had a choice to make, a dare to face and the only hope for a happy life for the three of them rested in Cadfael’s frightened hands.
4. Hide and Seek ($5.99 TPB, $2.99 ebook)
On the matriarchal world of Muirin, Dana Aravel was looking forward to a quiet afternoon spent knitting socks for his mother while everyone waited for the next ship to arrive in port. However his little sister Anwyn’s bad mood destroyed that hope. She was so cranky that Aravel knew there was no chance he’d get the quiet needed for concentration.
Instead, he proposed a game of Hide and Seek for all the kids in the Dana family with the reward of a special treat to the winners. He was sure that he and Cadfael could win the game but then he was distracted first by the possibility of cookies and then by the chance to right a wrong and make his Uncle Athol happy.
All Aravel had to do was convince the adults that a marriage between Athol and his best friend Ruark would solve all their problems. A deal between the Dana and Ruark’s family would benefit both sides as well as protect Ruark from the racial stigma he faced on a daily basis. It wouldn’t be easy but Aravel was determined to make Uncle Athol and Ruark happy, no matter what stood in their way.
5. Stormy Arrival ($2.99 ebook, $9.99 TPB)
Anwyn wanted to celebrate finally getting crutches. Weeks spent cooped up in bed was far too long. But her private celebration of independence arrived at the same time as a crisis for her family. The Tourmaline Dreams, one of her family’s ships, was overdue and coming in during an unseasonal storm.
The Tourmaline’s dramatic arrival revealed secrets that Anwyn hadn’t suspected and opened her eyes to truths that she couldn’t have known. Stormy Arrival is a sweet childhood story exploring just what family and acceptance really means, set in the matriarchal world of Muirin.
6. Repair and Rebuild ($5.99 ebook, $18.99 TPB)
Rebuilding the future that was nearly lost.
When the Tourmaline Seas limped back into port, everyone in Raelin’s family was stunned that she’d made it. She’d lost a mast and had so many holes in the hull that it was only with the Goddesses’ blessings that her crew and cargo had survived. More than anything, Raelin wanted to see her back on the seas, blue Dana sails snapping in the wind as her crew sailed around the world. To her shock, Raelin got to observe Mistress Chie, owner of Sunrise Shipyard, as she rebuilt the Tourmaline Seas.
Raelin’s joy in repairing the Tourmaline darkened as the Delbhana plotted to steal the Tourmaline away. When that didn’t work the Delbhana struck straight at the heart of the Dana Clan, trying to steal all the children, Raelin included. If she failed, Raelin knew that she might never see her family and home again.
Repair and Rebuild is a fantastic coming of age story set in the Matriarchal world of Muirin.
7. Tales from the Dana Clanhouse ($5.99 ebook, $24.99 TPB)
The Dana were wild, unpredictable and frequently baffling. Their children were even wilder. That’s what everyone said. The truth was something else entirely. Step inside the Dana Clanhouse and learn the stories of the latest generation of Dana Children, from Anwyn’s encounter with the mysterious Ladies in The City of the Ladies to the terrible consequences her oldest brother Gavin dealt with in Fight Smarter.
Not everything is grim in these stories. In Hide and Seek Aravel helps arrange the marriage of his uncle to his best friend while sneaking cookies. Stormy Arrival tells of Anwyn’s discovery that not all people live as her parents do.
Repair and Rebuild, the first full-length novel of the Dana children, details Raelin’s efforts to rebuild the wrecked ship, the Tourmaline Seas, while dealing with peer pressure, bullying and the political plots that go with being Dana. Explore the matriarchal world of Muirin in these touching and thrilling adventures that kids of all ages are sure to enjoy.
8. Storm Over Archaelaos ($5.99 ebook, $24.99 TPB)
When Anwyn heard her best friend cursing over a letter from home, she thought it would be nice to give her a hand. A quick trip to a new country to protect Iola from an unwelcome marriage would be a chance to have fun while doing a good deed.
But the trip revealed plots against the Dana that Anwyn could never have anticipated. The simple trip became a complicated political trial that threatened not just the family’s fortunes but Anwyn’s safety as well. Stopping the Delbhana’s plot might be the hardest thing Anwyn had ever done but failure wasn’t an option.
Storm over Archaelaos is an epic coming of age fantasy set on the matriarchal world of Muirin. People of all ages will enjoy this thrilling adventure.
9. Coming Together ($5.99 ebook, $19.99 TPB)
The last thing Mari expected when she and her sisters arrived in Aingeal City with a load of trade goods was to land squarely in the middle of a marriage alliance. But that was the only way to save her clan and the Dana clan from the Delbhana plot that threatened not just them, but the entire world.
Mixing fantasy with romance, author Meyari McFarland expertly crafts a sweet romance that defies categories and instantly charms.
10. Facing the Storm ($5.99 ebook, $17.99 TPB)
When the Tourmaline Seas docked in Atalya, Raelin expected a normal port of call: trade, exploration, loading cargo. What she got was a stunning offer, threats from the Delbhana and an unexpected need to step into her elder’s shoes. The rest of the trip home to Aingeal raised the stakes for Raelin and her beloved ship and the lives of everyone on board rested in Raelin’s unprepared hands.
Facing the Storm is a daring coming of age story in the matriarchal world of Muirin that will set your imagination afire.
11. Delicate Introduction ($2.99 ebook, $5.99 TPB)
The six days between new and old year in Aingeal were a time of feasting and family.
Gwen was more than happy to feast. She’d rather spend less time helping her brother Cadfael shop instead of eating.
Until Tierney Nolan walked in and stole her heart.
Unfortunately, Gwen had no hope of more, not when Nolan’s family had nothing to offer the Dana and every reason to want her to go away.
It looked to be another evening on the sidelines until Dana Gwen, notorious trader and brawler, asked him to dance.
Her declaration of courtship threatened Nolan’s entire life but maybe he could find his freedom if he followed Gwen into the romance of a lifetime.
13. The Solace of Her Clan ($3.99 ebook, $14.99 TPB)
Eoghania’s quiet live changed when a man from her past tried to rob the Dana.
Sean didn’t want to break any laws. He certainly didn’t want to fight the Dana. But he had two infant daughters who would die without his support.
Their marriage of convenience might save Sean and his daughters’ or it might destroy Eoghania.
Taking a chance on each other was their best hope of freedom.