Oath of the Brotherhood (Book One)
When evil threatens, who will find the faith to fight it? In an island kingdom where the Old Ways hold fast and a man's worth lies entirely in his skill with the sword, Conor Mac Nir is a musician and a follower of a forbidden faith--problematic for any man, but disastrous for the son of the king. When Conor is sent away to a neighboring kingdom to secure a treaty, he learns that his ability with the harp is a talent that traces back to the magical foundations of a once-united Seare. But his newfound home is soon placed in peril, entangling Conor in a plot that has been unfolding since long before his birth. Only by leaving both kingdoms behind and committing himself to an ancient warrior brotherhood can Conor discover the part he's meant to play in Seare's future. But is he willing to sacrifice everything--including the woman he loves--to follow the path his God has laid before him?
- Hardback | 336 pages
- 152 x 229 x 29mm
- 12 Jan 2021
- Enclave Publishing
"This is Christian fiction presented as high fantasy in an old Ireland-inspired setting. Fantasy readers will be happy with the magic, fighting, and the quest the hero undertakes. Christian fiction readers will be content with the religious message... Inspirational fiction presented in an accessible way." --School Library Journal "Oath of the Brotherhood introduces readers to a medieval world in which the natural and supernatural collide in sometimes frightening and often beautiful moments of Christian allegory and emotional truth. Author Carla Laureano does not hesitate to strike her characters in the heart, contrasting the dissonance of passionate despair against the brighter chords of hope as they are forced to exchange betrayal for aid, death for life, friendship for sacrifice, honor for faithfulness, and all for love." --USA Today "Carla Laureano's Oath of the Brotherhood is a wonderfully entertaining tale of magic and heroism, betrayal and triumph. With its Gaelic flavor and engaging characters, it will have you turning pages long after the real world tries to call you away. I particularly enjoyed the author's deft handling of the main character's romance. Nicely done!" --Patrick W. Carr, author of The Staff and the Sword "Oath of the Brotherhood is a beautifully crafted allegory about finding one's gifts and purpose. Carla Laureano has contributed a simply enchanting page-turner to the fantasy genre. I was delighted to discover it and disappointed it ended so soon. The Song of Seare is a promising new fantasy series with a vast storyworld that hints at more wonder to come. I loved this book!" --Jill Wiliamson, Christy Award-winning author of By Darkness Hid and Captives "Carla Laureano dips her quill in the fantasy genre with the deft skill of a master! Oath of the Brotherhood captivates and defies the norm, wrenching readers from the boredom of overdone plots. You'll laugh, you'll cheer, you'll wish you could ward against the real world so you can read that next paragraph! With rich characters, killer plot twists, and an incredible storyworld, Oath of the Brotherhood will live in the hearts of its readers long after the last page is turned!" --Ronie Kendig, best-selling, award-winning author of The Tox Files and The Droseran Saga "Carla Laureano has crafted a richly detailed dark-ages epic that will captivate fantasy lovers." --R. J. Larson, author of Books of the Infinite "Rich with Celtic lore, battle, and competing magics, Oath of the Brotherhood is a heroic coming-of-age fantasy experience and an inspiring series opener." --Serena Chase, author of Eyes of E'veria
About Carla Laureano
Carla Laureano is the two-time RITA award-winning author of contemporary inspirational romance and Celtic fantasy. A graduate of Pepperdine University, she worked as a sales and marketing executive for nearly a decade before leaving corporate life behind to write fiction full-time. She currently lives in Denver with her husband and two sons, where she writes during the day and cooks things at night.