The Ring and the Bridle Chp. 8

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

He left her before the sun rose that day, on the shore, alone in the mortal land where death dwelled.

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp.7

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

[She] laid her head on Sarah’s shoulder as she forgot everything else. Who they were. Where they were. And what midnight would bring.

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp.6

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

They watched the eternal dance of the stars across the sky, together and in understanding.

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 “I guess the thing about regret is, it only happens after the fact,” Eddie mused at last. “You don’t know if you’re going to regret something until after you’ve done it.”

“Aye,” Naoise rubbed the back of his neck as he recalled Rhona’s waning. Naoise closed his eyes and kept the truth from Eddie. I don’t want to regret having fallen in love with you.

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The Ring and the Bridle Chp. 5

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[Image description: A black and white book cover entitled “The Ring and the Bridle”.  The cover has a border of Celtic knots. The title is surrounded by filigree. Below the title is a silhouette of a horse rearing.]

Eddie accidentally incurs the wrath of a kelpie when she save her older brother from drowning. Instead of finding help from the local magic community however she instead finds herself “being pulled three different ways”. By the old woman and her jinn who may have ulterior motives, the eternally young Scot with a guilty conscience, and most of all by the local enchanter who offers her a golden bridle to enslave her foe.

The choice however is hers alone.

It would have been easier to move the stars.

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“Humans, they’re such fragile things, aren’t they?” Dougal laughed before he also parted company from Naoise. He smiled knowingly at Naoise’s downturned mouth.

“I have always told you that is why they are so lovely.”

Naoise didn’t answer a creature whose favorite lovestory ended in death. And perhaps because neither he, nor Naoise, could ever know that comforting end to love. As he swam in the lake that night he recalled the feeling of her hair through his fingers.

It would have surely been easier to move the stars.

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