Queen of Ash and Iron Now Available


Queen of Ash and Iron is finally here! The Celtic Rebels trilogy is now complete and available for purchase. Queen of Ash and Iron is available in ebook and paperback. The audiobook is also in the works! The complete series is available in Kindle Unlimited.

Writing this series has really been a labor of love. I have always wanted to write Boudica's story. Authors often carry around story ideas for years. I've had this one in my mental filing cabinet since I was a teenager--really! Those of you who've read Grouch's story in the Celtic Blood series will already know I have an affinity for Boudica (and if you haven't read that series yet, you should... It has interesting ties to this one). Needless to say, I've been thinking about this story for a long time. I'm delighted and honored to bring this courageous woman to life.

If you haven't had a chance to do so yet, be sure to pick up the Celtic Rebels Series Bonus Scenes and Shorts book. It shares what happened to many of the characters after the series concludes and gives us a little insight on Aulus Plautius's headspace. If you're like me, you may question his motives. The free novel is linked at the end of Queen of Ash and Iron!

Despite the technical glitch from Amazon delaying the release, this was my best release in years. I am so happy to see so many people diving into the series or joining me for the bittersweet ending. The reviews of the books have been wonderful. Here are just a few samples from those who were kind enough to leave a review on Amazon!:

"Boudica’s life was poignantly made personal through Melanie Karsak’s telling. I fell in love with the heroine Boudica from the very beginning, admiring her strength of character, her commitment to family and extended family and her desire to bring peace to her people."

"It never fails to amazing me how grand and magnificent, royal and heroic her stories turn out to be. How involved I become in not only the adventure, but in the daily lives and thoughts of each of the characters . . . when the series ends, it feels like I have lost a tiny piece of myself each time. Would I give up these stories for that piece of me back? Nope."

"I wish there were a million stars! I’ve been a longtime fan and Melanie Karsak scores big again. I’m already ready for more!"

"Queen of Ash and Iron is a very captivating story that will hang on with me for a very long time. After I started reading Queen of Ash and Iron I was drawn in and there was no way I could lay it down as it would not let me go."

With this, a hearty thank  you to everyone who has journeyed with me on this adventure.