"e;The Crow of Connemara "e;is an evocative novel of the clash between the magic of ancient myths and modern-day society. Set in Ireland and Chicago, this is the spellbinding tale of Colin Doyle, a young Irish-American musician who is drawn to the homeland from which his grandfather emigrated long ago. Entranced by the music and legends of the "e;Old Country,"e; gifted by his aunt with his grandfather's journal and a mysterious jewel, bespelled by dreamlike images of a woman calling to him, and haunted by eerie encounters with a crow that seems like some harbinger of doom, Colin feels his inescapable destiny lies across the waters.
His journeying soon leads to the west coast of Ireland in the Connemara region, where the music is everything he had hoped it would be and legends seem to come to life before his eyes. It is here, in the small town of Ballemor, that Colin first encounters Maeve Gallagher, the woman of his dreams, perhaps the weaver of his destiny.
Maeve Gallagher, the raven-haired beauty with eyes of gem green, is the leader of a small group that has taken over the island of Inishcorr just off the coast and is making their stand against government officials determined to evict them. But Maeve and her followers are not just some rebellious band of squatters. Rather, they are the living embodiment of ancient ways and beliefs, of a time before mortals ruled the lands. And Inishcorr is their last hope for survival, their portal to the one place where they and their kind are meant to be.
But to open that portal if it is not already too late Maeve needs the willing assistance of Colin Doyle, her chosen bard. Yet even as Colin finds himself falling under her enchantment, Maeve too must struggle against emotions she cannot afford to recognize. For to allow herself to truly care for Colin could spell the end of her own people's hopes, dreams, and very existence."e;
The Crow of Connemara