I am pleased to welcome Ayn Cates Sullivan today in support of her book Nimue: Freeing Merlin.
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About Freeing Merlin:
Kirkus Reviews selects Nimue: Freeing Merlin as one of the Indie Best Books of the Month for June, 2021. Within each of us exists a reservoir of untapped potential, some might call the soul, and others might say it is a doorway to magic. To discover what is true about ourselves, we often have to take a quest and undergo initiations that test us to the core. It is precisely the nucleus of the inner grail that reveals our True Nature, the wholeness of our multi-faceted being. Today, we need tales of empowered women, and Nimue: Freeing Merlin is the story of a heroine’s quest to find the Grail. The tale stays true to Nimue’s adventures in Arthurian legend but is updated for today’s readers.
Nina is a seventeen-year-old girl who, at the beginning of the book, is living with her mother in modern day Manhattan. They decide to spend the summer in London. Believing she is a normal person just like any other, Nina has no idea what awaits her in Britain. In this visionary novel, a young modern-day woman named Nina realizes that she was a Mage (or Enchantress) in a previous life. She was, in myth, the one responsible for sealing Merlin up in a tree until the hour of his return. Now, she is the only one who can find him. Traveling back in time to 5th Century Ynys Witrin, she discovers more than she ever imagined possible. Nimue: Freeing Merlin is a stand-alone novel, and also the third book in the Legends of the Grail series. The books do not need to be read in order, but all of the legends and folktales interrelate. The earlier books in the series focus on Celtic Goddesses and heroines. Like the other books in the series, there are Celtic rituals, mystical practices and visualizations for the avid reader who wishes to delve more deeply into Arthurian magic.
About the Author:
Ayn Cates Sullivan, MA, MFA, Ph.D. is an award-winning, Amazon best-selling author and popular podcast host of Wisdom of the Ages: http://wisdomoftheages.superpowerexperts.com
Ayn writes stories for all ages designed to uplift, heal and inspire. She is well known for her Legends of the Grail series includes, which includes Legends of the Grail: Stories of Celtic Goddesses, her Amazon best-seller Heroines of Avalon & Other Tales, and a novel launching in 2021, Nimue: Freeing Merlin. The series has won multiple literary awards.
Her best selling fable, A Story of Becoming, won 18 top literary awards. There are six books in her award winning and successful Sparkle series for children: Sparkle & The Gift, Sparkle & The Light, and Sparkle & The Dragon Awakeners (2021). Her Sparkle Fairy Tales (industry standard picture books for ages 4-8) include: Kachina’s Rose, Ella’s Magic and Undina’s Spell.
Ayn’s other books include three books of poetry: Three Days in the Light, Tracking The Deer, and The Windhorse: Poems Of Illumination.
Her debut book published by Findhorn Press in Scotland is a book on health and healing called Consider This by Ayn W. Cates (maiden name).
She holds a master’s degree in spiritual psychology from USM, and a masters and doctorate in literature from Columbia University and King’s College London.
Ayn Cates Sullivan is in several anthologies including the Amazon best-seller High Profit Secrets (2020), and a true story called “Mending Broken Hearts” which appears in Thresholds, a best selling collection of healing tales.