Review: "The Stag Lord" by Darby Kaye and Darby Karchut

The Stag Lord (Bannerman Boru, #1)The Stag Lord by Darby Kaye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

On the run across America from a vengeful shape-shifter, Bannerman “Bann” Boru has only one thing on his mind: keeping himself and his young son, Cor, alive.

At any cost.

Until he meets Shay Doyle, healer and member of a secret group of immortal Celtic warriors, the Tuatha De Danaan, living in modern-day Colorado. When Cor is injured, Bannerman is forced to accept her help. He quickly realizes that the golden-haired healer is shield-maiden tough and can hold her own on the field of battle with the big boys. And Shay soon discovers that there is more to Bann than meets the eye.

Now, with the shape-shifter Cernunnos teaming up with the local pack of Fir Bolgs (Bronze Age creatures with a nasty taste for children), Bannerman, Shay, her wolf-dog, Max, and the rest of the Doyle clan must figure out how to battle one insane god.

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It was the first time I read a book which had such rich descriptions. Bann and his son Corr are on the run. A crazy god is hunting them down in order to get his revenge.

Since the family is no human we are quickly thrust into the Celtic world, which is rich with tradition, myths and legends.

I loved the type of character Bann is: warrior, lover, father. He is stuborn, funny and tortured. His son, Corr is an adorable eight years old boy which adds a happy tone into the story.
Shay Doyle and her family also happen to be Fey like Bann, as also warriors who support their own. It's a story about family, love and friendship with action and swoon moments! :)

As for the ending, it's clear that many more things await the heroes and I hope to be able and read Bann's adventures again.

About the author:

Darby Karchut is an award-winning author, teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter. She lives in Colorado with her husband and owns more backpacks than purses. As she should. 

Her Middle Grade books include FINN FINNEGAN (March 2013 from Spencer Hill Press). The next book in the Finnegan series, GIDEON'S SPEAR (Spencer Hill Press) will be released February 2014, followed by THE HOUND AT THE GATE (January 2015).


She has also co-authored a non-fiction book for teens entitled MONEY AND TEENS with her husband, author Wes Karchut.

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