Launch of Dàn Cycle

While earning a degree in English - Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University, I started his career working in the information technology sector. In the 1990s, with my education and creative side still driving me, I began developing the storyline for a series of books based in Celtic Ireland, which came to be named Dàn Cycle (aka Destiny Cycle).

The opening novel in this semi-historical series was first published in 2001. That edition has been rewritten and expanded into two novels, replacing the original work. Lann Dàn - Blades of Destiny: Dàn Cycle One is available now, as is the second novel, Lia Dàn - Stone of Destiny, The third novel, Ćroí Dàn - Heart of Destiny, is underway and is expected to be published in August 2024.The fourth novel, Laoch Dàn - Warriors of Destiny,and the fifth novel, Leannáin Dàn - Lovers of Destiny, are projected for 2025.

I hope you enjoy reading this adventure as much as he did while writing it.

Welcome to Destiny Cycle (www.destinycycle.com) - It is where Gaels Rule!

Dàn Cycle One begins with Lann Dàn – Blades of Destiny: The arrival of a brutal band of pre-Viking Norse raiders entwines the Mother Goddess of Celtic Ireland in a desperate bid to rid her island of the invaders turned settlers. Danu and her fellow Tuatha Gods draw Breanna Ban Morna, a Gaelic warrior with blood from both sides, into a quest to find the missing Lann Dàn, one of three pieces of magic needed to remove the Norse leader and his ilk from their land.

Goto the top of my Home Page and click on the Dàn Cycle One book image to see where you can buy it!

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Dàn Cycle Two, Lia Dàn – Stone of Destiny: Ćroí Dàn chooses Breanna Ban Morna as Erin’s Hero after freeing her chief but failing to slay her Norse father. The Heart of Destiny leads her Hero to seek out Lia Dàn while evading the Dreadlord’s pursuit. After acquiring the Stone of Destiny, Breanna must wield the magic of the Triple Dàns to remove her father and his ilk from her land, a feat that will warp the Emerald Island’s fabric of time—and could claim Breanna’s soul!

Dàn Cycle Two is also finished. The Cover Art is ready. Same with the music for the song in this book, again thanks to my musical ladies, who I promoted to Bards. Again, go to the top of my Home Page and click on the Dàn Cycle Two book image to see where you can buy it!

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Dàn Cycle Three, Ćroí Dàn – Heart of Destiny: With memories of Breanna Ban Morna’s previous life as a Gaelic and Norse half-breed, a new destiny drives Erin’s Hero, where she seeks the Tuatha All-Father to discover what she has become. Having wielded the Triple Dàns, she must learn to walk Erin’s wheel of time and transform herself into the Tuatha Goddess of Time, to be the one who saves all Celts from ruin at the hands of powerful Christian-driven dynasties like the Romans and Britons!

Dàn Cycle Three is under way, and I hope to complete it, polish it, and published it by the end of August.

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Thanks for finding me here and reading this launch update. I don't have much to share about Dàn Cycle Four, Warriors of Destiny, other than it will focus on Breanna's Warriors of Destiny finishing their mission to ensure Gaels Rule! UPDATE: Breanna and her Warrior of Destiny will likely include an attempt to keep Egypt from falling to Rome!

Best - James

P.S. Dàn Cycle Five, Leannáin Dàn – Lovers of Destiny, is just a dream at this point, which will follow Breanna and Eoin and their Warriors of Destiny throughout time as a collection of stories.

Note: For more information on the Tuatha pantheon and their Gaels, there are many online sources, such as Wikipedia, to explore the mythical and historical settings of Ireland that authors have used over the years to engage in fantasy world-building. Likewise, in Britain, with Arthurian myths and legends, as well as Celtic and Roman ones. If you have questions about how I came up with aspects of the world in which Destiny Cycle takes place, get in touch via my contact page.

Launch of Dàn Cycle

While earning a degree in English - Creative Writing at Eastern Michigan University, I started his career working in the information technology sector. In the 1990s, with my education and creative side still driving me, I began developing the storyline for a series of books based in Celtic Ireland, which came to be named Dàn Cycle (aka Destiny Cycle).

The opening novel in this semi-historical series was first published in 2001. That edition has been rewritten and expanded into two novels, replacing the original work. Lann Dàn - Blades of Destiny: Dàn Cycle One is available now, as is the second novel, Lia Dàn - Stone of Destiny, The third novel, Ćroí Dàn - Heart of Destiny, is underway and is expected to be published in August 2024.The fourth novel, Laoch Dàn - Warriors of Destiny,and the fifth novel, Leannáin Dàn - Lovers of Destiny, are projected for 2025.

I hope you enjoy reading this adventure as much as he did while writing it.

Welcome to Destiny Cycle (www.destinycycle.com) - It is where Gaels Rule!

Dàn Cycle One begins with Lann Dàn – Blades of Destiny: The arrival of a brutal band of pre-Viking Norse raiders entwines the Mother Goddess of Celtic Ireland in a desperate bid to rid her island of the invaders turned settlers. Danu and her fellow Tuatha Gods draw Breanna Ban Morna, a Gaelic warrior with blood from both sides, into a quest to find the missing Lann Dàn, one of three pieces of magic needed to remove the Norse leader and his ilk from their land.

Goto the top of my Home Page and click on the Dàn Cycle One book image to see where you can buy it!

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Dàn Cycle Two, Lia Dàn – Stone of Destiny: Ćroí Dàn chooses Breanna Ban Morna as Erin’s Hero after freeing her chief but failing to slay her Norse father. The Heart of Destiny leads her Hero to seek out Lia Dàn while evading the Dreadlord’s pursuit. After acquiring the Stone of Destiny, Breanna must wield the magic of the Triple Dàns to remove her father and his ilk from her land, a feat that will warp the Emerald Island’s fabric of time—and could claim Breanna’s soul!

Dàn Cycle Two is also finished. The Cover Art is ready. Same with the music for the song in this book, again thanks to my musical ladies, who I promoted to Bards. Again, go to the top of my Home Page and click on the Dàn Cycle Two book image to see where you can buy it!

-

Dàn Cycle Three, Ćroí Dàn – Heart of Destiny: With memories of Breanna Ban Morna’s previous life as a Gaelic and Norse half-breed, a new destiny drives Erin’s Hero, where she seeks the Tuatha All-Father to discover what she has become. Having wielded the Triple Dàns, she must learn to walk Erin’s wheel of time and transform herself into the Tuatha Goddess of Time, to be the one who saves all Celts from ruin at the hands of powerful Christian-driven dynasties like the Romans and Britons!

Dàn Cycle Three is under way, and I hope to complete it, polish it, and published it by the end of August.

-

Thanks for finding me here and reading this launch update. I don't have much to share about Dàn Cycle Four, Warriors of Destiny, other than it will focus on Breanna's Warriors of Destiny finishing their mission to ensure Gaels Rule! UPDATE: Breanna and her Warrior of Destiny will likely include an attempt to keep Egypt from falling to Rome!

Best - James

P.S. Dàn Cycle Five, Leannáin Dàn – Lovers of Destiny, is just a dream at this point, which will follow Breanna and Eoin and their Warriors of Destiny throughout time as a collection of stories.

Note: For more information on the Tuatha pantheon and their Gaels, there are many online sources, such as Wikipedia, to explore the mythical and historical settings of Ireland that authors have used over the years to engage in fantasy world-building. Likewise, in Britain, with Arthurian myths and legends, as well as Celtic and Roman ones. If you have questions about how I came up with aspects of the world in which Destiny Cycle takes place, get in touch via my contact page.

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