Today I want to introduce you to an indie author that is bound for greatness! Let’s jump right into the book, which is the first in The Scottish Scroll Series.
The Wise One
By K.T. Anglehart
Kat Biggie Press
Mckenna’s never thought much of her nightmares, but on her seventeenth birthday, a vivid dream of burning at the stake awakens her dormant abilities, thrusting her into a world where faeries are real, spirits hold a grudge, and a High Priestess obsessed with a 16th-century prophecy is tracking her every move.
Now, her overprotective dads, Seán and Andre, are forced to tell her the truth—they know who her birth mother is, and her life is not the surrogate story she’s always been told. Abigail, Mckenna’s mom, is some sort of mystic, and Mckenna a Wise One.
Whatever the hell that means.
With the help of a persistent little wren and company of a newfound friend, Mckenna journeys to Ireland in search of her mother and real answers. Along the way, she learns to harness her innate magic and trust her intuition, as best she can anyway—Cillian, a kind and passionate delegate who crosses her path, is proving much harder to read.
Only her mother could truly help her halt her ill fate and prepare her for what’s to come . . . before she gives in to the darkness she knows is buried deep within.
I really enjoyed this book! There is great world building without being boring. The characters are fantastic and not what you would expect. Imagine waking up on your birthday just to find out that your whole life is pretty much a lie?? Your dad’s have been keeping a huge secret from you. This is exactly what happens to McKenna. And this is where the adventure starts.
This book was a really quick read for me, because I just couldn’t put it down. It’s one of those books where you get to the last page and realize you have to wait for the second book – which causes anxiety lol. Really though, I cannot wait to see what happens next! Really good book! I’m definitely an Anglehart fan!!
Q&A With K.T. Anglehart
Q: Have you anyways known you wanted to be a writer?
A: I knew I always wanted to be a storyteller. At first the dream was acting, but writing came quickly when I realized I much preferred being behind the scenes, making the creative decisions.
Q: Who has inspired you?
A: Gosh, so many. I’ll go with the ones that inspired me growing up because there are so many indie and traditional authors I deeply admire and—as an editor—whose talent I’ve gotten to witness up close. Libba Bray, Cornelia Funke, Neil Gaiman, Jodi Picoult, Colleen Houck…to name a few.
Q: Do you have a favorite book/author?
A: I’m a ginormous, ridiculous fan of Deborah Harkness and her All Souls Trilogy. She is a superstar—a scholar, New York Times bestselling author, and now TV creator/screenwriter…marry me?
Q: What is your most anticipated book of this year?
A: I have my eye on The Bright and the Pale by Jessica Rubinkowski. It’s promised to be The Bear and the Nightingale meets Shadow and Bone, so I’m on it!
Q: Do you have other books planned after The Scottish Scrolls series is over?
A: Ohh, definitely. I’ve also got some TV series ideas I’m developing. We’ll see what comes first!
Katrina Tortorici Anglehart is a born and bred Italian-Canadian from Montreal. A devoted academic, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; a graduate certificate in Scriptwriting; and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. After dabbling in TV writing and working as a digital marketing content manager, she left the nine to five to launch her freelance editing and coaching career. Today, she relishes in helping aspiring authors to develop and refine their stories.
Besides English, Katrina speaks French, Italian, and Spanglish. When she’s not writing, diving into magical reads, or Netflixing, she’s travelling with her favourite human—her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband, Andy—and obsessing over her pet bunny, Magic, and newly rescued pup, Nessie. Katrina currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.
I want to thank K.T. for gifting me a copy of this amazing book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. To get your copy click on the book below!
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