W.L. Hawkin and To Kill A King
W.L. Hawkin is a Vancouver author, originally hailing from rural Ontario. To Kill A King is the last book in her Hollystone series, which is a blend of urban fantasy and murder mystery. The author describes the books as a romantic time-travel prehistoric thriller, set in 200B.C. Ireland.
A couple of fun facts about W.L. is that she physically researches her settings. So for this book, that meant climbing to the top of Croghan Hill where my prehistoric King was inaugurated and later ritually murdered. Another fun fact is that Peter Gabriel is one of my muses and inspired my Druid Bard, Conall Ceol, who has Peter’s voice.
You can listen to the first chapter below.
About To Kill A King.
"Sorcha's fingers flew to the fey butterfly tattooed on the back of her neck. Sometimes the butterfly brought her joy; other times, inspiration, but always a sense of hope. And she needed all three in this moment for her heart was breaking to see her man so broken." Sorcha just wanted to warn Ruairí of his fate until she saw him and fell in love. How could she leave him to be ritually murdered and cast in a bog to cure for two thousand years? Though he's lost and grieving the loss of his lover, when Estrada realizes his friend, Sorcha, is trapped in Iron Age Ireland, he demands that Cernunnos take him and Dylan back through time to rescue her. The Horned God states the rules: you cannot change history or develop bonds with anyone. How can Sorcha, the spirited archaeologist, survive this prehistoric warrior culture? Assuming she's fey, Ruairí's unscrupulous rival wants her power; but worse still, Ruairí's lover, the wicked Crow Queen, wants her dead. Can Estrada use his Wiccan powers and skills to defeat Iron Age Druids and bring his friends home? A spin-off of To Sleep with Stones, book four tells the story of archaeologist Sorcha O'Hallorhan's deepest desire. Buy this romantic, time-traveling, prehistoric thriller today and find out what it takes To Kill a King.