Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Jim Paul -The G-ZONE- Today @ 4PM EST
Jim Paul is my guest on Tuesday, June 12 @ 4PM EST on The G-ZONE as we discuss his novel “The Crown of Muirnin”.
Here is the link and a little about the novel”
On her twenty-second birthday, Shannon Maguire spies a leprechaun in the back yard. Intent on making contact with the leprechaun, she rushes out the back door. As she steps onto the back porch, she falls into the Devil’s Tomb. With the help of the leprechaun, they escape and land in the parallel world of Muirnin.
In a day filled with surprises and frightening changes, Shannon learns she is the Crown Princess of Muirnin. Arriving at the Palace, a throng of fairies, elves, goblins, dragons, dwarves, and… there are more than she can name, greet her, cheering her escape from the Devil’s Tomb and proclaiming her their Princess.
Not everyone welcomes the arrival of the Princess. Chief among the dissenters is Prince Olcán, of the Unseelie race, who believes the tradition of having a human Queen is wrong. He seeks the crown for himself and is willing to kill anyone who challenges him. An unknown spy who lives in the palace aids him.
The Wizard Edwulf Magusson explains to Shannon that she may stay in Muirnin for two weeks. She must then return to her home world for at least two weeks in order to maintain the balance of time that exists between the two worlds. He also tells her the Crown of Muirnin disappeared, probably stolen by Olcán. Shannon must find the crown when she returns to Muirnin if she is to become Queen. She learns that the conflict over who should rule threatens to touch off a war could destroy both Muirnin and Earth.
Shannon meets the handsome Lieutenant Sean Ceallaigh, a member of the Royal Guard tasked with protecting the Princess. She is fascinated with the young soldier.
One of Olcán’s messengers attempts to sneak out of the Palace with a message from the unknown spy. The message encoded; it appears to be a meaningless string of numbers. Edwulf tasks Shannon and Lieutenant Ceallaigh with decoding the message.
At the end of the two weeks, there is a Royal Reception, complete with a banquet, the presentation of the Elves’ Summons and a ball. The Elves Summons points them to something referred to as “the last place.” No one knows where that place might be but clues in the Summons suggest some ideas of places to search. Latter, she dances a waltz with Lieutenant Ceallaigh and becomes even more charmed by the attractive officer.
Shannon returns to her home. When time is once again in balance, she, along with her two best friends, Erin Mahony and James Magusson, go back to Muirnin.
With the help of the lieutenant and Lady Katherine, they continue working on the coded message. When they finally decipher the message, it contains an ominous plan: if attempts to kill Shannon or frighten her off fail, it suggests kidnapping someone close to Shannon. The evil plotters believe she will renounce the throne if innocent people for whom she cares are threatened.
Shannon must put aside her personal issues and her fascination with Lieutenant Ceallaigh to find the crown. Does she have the courage and strength to defeat Olcán and claim the Throne? Can she find the crown using the clues in the Elves Summons? Will a final war destroy both of her worlds? Shannon is not certain but she knows she must try. She is willing to sacrifice her life, if necessary, to save the two worlds. She intends to wear the Crown of Muirnin.
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