2014 Montlake Romance (reissue) | novel | 338 pages

Druids of Avalon: Book Two

A scarred Druid joins the daughter of his enemy on a quest to recover a stolen magical grail.

  • Best Historical Fantasy, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award
  • Winner, Paranormal, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, Southern Magic Romance Writers
  • Finalist, Paranormal, Reviewers International Organization Award of Excellence
  • Finalist, Paranormal, Golden Quill Award, New Jersey Romance Writers
  • Finalist, Paranormal, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence

"Perhaps I will help you." Owein said. "Perhaps I will take ye with me to the circle of stones. If ye agree to give me something first."

Tiny wings fluttered in Clara's belly. "Coin? Gold?"

"Nay. 'Tis something I wanted since I first laid eyes on ye. Worth more, I am thinking, than all the jewels in your wee bag."

"What is it?" 

His gaze dropped to her mouth. "A kiss, lass. I would have a kiss."



Those who possess the powers of the Old Ones dwell in Avalon. But only some are Keepers of the Light. One among them had dared to call upon the Deep Magic, conjuring a dark storm that boded ill for the people of Britannia.

She came upon Owein suddenly: a delicate Roman beauty materializing out of the swirling whiteness of the snow, dressed in rich garments. Her appearance at his remote refuge amid the burned-out ruins of a Celtic village made no sense. She must be a dream.

But when the trance left him, Clara remained, demanding he use his Sight to help her find a magic cup stolen from her father. The last thing Owein intended was to use his gifts for the good of his enemy’s daughter. Yet something told him this innocent lass had the power to touch him, to bring warmth where there had only been coldness, and to heal his wounded heart.

And so their quest for the grail began.

Not since Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy has the magic of Avalon flowed as lyrically off the pages

4½ stars - A Romantic Times TOP PICK! “Not since Mary Stewart's Merlin Trilogy has the magic of Avalon flowed as lyrically off the pages. Nash captures the myths of the Druids in a fresh, exciting approach, delivering a tale that grabs hold of your heart and reaches deep into your soul.”   ~RT BOOKreviews Magazine

Sensual, mystical, and steeped in history, it will appeal to fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series

“Weaving Celtic and Druid lore within a rich historical tapestry, Joy Nash spins an innovative tale that's chock-full of conflict. Sensual, mystical and steeped in history, it will appeal to both paranormal romance readers and fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.” ~Revision 14 Reviews

Reminiscent of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon

The Grail King is a magnificent journey filled with adventure, magic, friendship, and honor. It's a brilliantly written tale reminiscent of Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon, with its strong undertones of conflict between good and evil... Beautifully written with dynamic lead characters and several equally potent secondary players.”  ~Romance Reviews Today

The reader is poised on the knife-edge of a changing world

“Joy Nash has spent much time researching her history and Celtic religion and mythology. The reader is poised on the knife-edge of a changing word, where Celtic history and rituals were sliding into the mists of legend and where Rome had once again conquered. Against this splendid yet tense backdrop, two people from hugely different upbringings come together and find a legendary love.”  ~Mystique Books

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