Tales of Silver Downs: Books 1 - 3

Kylie Quillinan
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A family secret. A fey curse. A jealous feud between brothers.


When the seventh son of a seventh son is a bard, he can bring his words to life. Only nobody remembers how the magic works. This collection contains all three full-length Tales of Silver Downs books in one edition: Muse, Fey and Druid.


If you like lush historical backdrops, complex characters, and new spins on Celtic mythology, then you’ll love Kylie Quillinan’s fantasy series.

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About the author

Kylie lives in Brisbane, Australia, with her pack of one husband, two dogs, and a cat. She spent most of her childhood wandering in fictional worlds but it was many years before she made the connection between her own made-up worlds and the written word. She will read almost anything but prefers a fantastical element, including magic, time travel and monsters.


She is the author of the Tales of Silver Downs historical fantasy series and her upcoming series is set in ancient Egypt. Her other interests include canine nutrition, playing the piano badly, zombies and organic gardening. She blames the disheveled state of her house on her dogs but she really just hates to clean.


Sign up for her mailing list at kyliequillinan.com to receive alerts for new releases, advanced reader copies, and other goodies. SWAN -- the epilogue to the Tales of Silver Downs series – is available exclusively to her mailing list subscribers.

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Publisher
Kylie Quillinan
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Published on
Jan 14, 2017
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Pages
1048
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ISBN
9780994331564
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Magical Realism
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This content is DRM free.
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