Where the Clouds Catch Fire
"Trust the Lord, an' He will give ye power to overcome. In the meantime, I'll train ye for war."
All 13-year-old Alynn McNeil wants is a home. A home like she had in Limerick, before her mother was kidnapped. But life--and an angry landlord--have different ideas, and now she's leaving her lifelong home of Ireland for a tiny port town in Scotland.
Or so she thinks.
After a storm at sea leaves her with nothing but a piece of driftwood and a broken heart, Alynn finds herself drifting towards an island. This island looks peaceful, but in reality, it's a war-torn battleground. Alynn quickly meets both sides-a bloodthirsty tribe of Barbarians and Lukas McCamden, a monk who's lived alone since the rest of his monastery's inhabitants were massacred by them. Lukas rescues Alynn, but not before they're spotted. Now, an invasion is clearly imminent.
With winter quickly setting in, Alynn is trained in self-defense. She finds her love for the monastery growing more and more, and she's ready to call it her home. And she's ready to defend it with her life.
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