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Carmel Niland

Biography

Carmel Niland

In public, Carmel Niland has been a formidable leader, a CEO working for New South Wales state government in Australia, heading multifaceted agencies championing gender and racial equality, human rights, child protection and disability services. In private, Carmel Niland has always been endlessly fascinated with historical legends, particularly the tale of King Arthur and his famed magician Merlin.
 
For decades Merlin has captivated her imagination. Blending her keen interest in Arthurian legend with a passion for Roman British Archaeology, Carmel Niland has devoured every piece of literature she could get her hands on and visited every Iron Age and Roman Fort in England, Scotland and Wales crossing hill and dale and climbing fortifications if they were in any way associated with Arthur. This desire for knowledge about the once and future king compelled her to use her research to reimagine his and Merlin’s story. Now she has created her first novel based upon the ancient stories. A DARKER MAGIC THIS WAY COMES is the first book in a series of five for readers, who like her, love secrets, mysteries and something strange.

Carmel Niland

Books by Carmel Niland

by Carmel Niland - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

In this debut novel, a portal between modern day and Arthurian Britain inexplicably opens bringing a handsome young magician and all his ancient knowledge into the life of teenager, Emily Hughes. Emily is a bright and headstrong high school student in Exeter, England. Though she doesn't know it, she is believed to be the 'Chosen One' sort out by the malevolent Morgana and the Prince of Darkness, Moloch. In their efforts to combat the evil shape-shifting sorceress and satanic Moloch, the teens travel through the realms of space and time and develop an intense and uncanny bond. Together they can reverse their destiny.