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Taming of the Few

An Irish Urban Fantasy Novel

by Rowan Dillon , Christy Nicholas

Taming of the Few - Rowan Dillon - Guardians of Phae
Part of the Guardians of the PHAE series:
  • Taming of the Few
Editions:Kindle - First Edition: $ 5.99
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 295
Paperback - First Edition: $ 15.99
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 294
Hardcover - First Edition: $ 23.99
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 294

The magnetic poles have shifted. Powers ignite in their veins. But are their emerging Unhidden talents strong enough to defend them from annihilation?

Anna Taylor is barely holding her anxiety at bay. With scales growing on her body and shocking magic now at her command, the teacher flees after being outed by a student and attacked by an angry mob. And after arriving at a safehouse on a farm in Ireland for training and protection, she feels unprepared for her first mission to neutralize an explosive threat.

Vietnam vet Maximilian Hurley subdues his demons with drink. So when an Unhidden agent comes to Australia to recruit him, and a fire mysteriously destroys his plane, the troubled pilot doesn’t have much to lose. Teaming up with Anna, the tough-talking Aussie battles through his PTSD as they save Cork from a devastating bombing.

As the group of talents grows to a core crew of six, Anna and Max discover there’s little peace as a coalition of xenophobic extremists rises against those with Unhidden Blood. And now their combined powers might be the only thing standing in the way of their total extermination…

Can Anna, Max, and the squad stem a tsunami of chaos and death?

Taming of the Few is the first book in the Guardians of PHAE Irish urban fantasy series. If you like snarky banter, spectacular world-building, and nail-biting tension, then you’ll love Rowan Dillon’s urban fantasy adventure.

Buy Taming of the Few to defend a powerful destiny today!

Cover Artists:
Tropes: Band of Brothers/Sisters, Band of Misfits, Evolving Powers, Fellowship, Psionic Powers, Superpowers, Training, Wise Mentor
Word Count: 89000
Setting: Ireland
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Tropes: Band of Brothers/Sisters, Band of Misfits, Evolving Powers, Fellowship, Psionic Powers, Superpowers, Training, Wise Mentor
Word Count: 89000
Setting: Ireland
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters

The next day, the rain made everything a muddy mess. As she got to her office by the university pool, Anna took off her jacket just as her intra-office chat dinged. When she opened the app, her boss’ face appeared, and he didn’t look pleased. “Anna, we need to discuss something. Can you come now?”

Dread knotted her stomach as she walked down the lime green hall to the administrative offices. The image of Tanya’s wide eyes followed her. She swallowed hard as the assistant waved her in. When Anna sat at the desk, her boss looked up and entwined his fingers. Never a good sign.

He raised his eyebrows. “Anna, an incident after swimming practice last night has been brought to my attention. Would you like to tell me what happened?”


Anna cleared her throat. How would she explain this without sounding like a nut, without revealing her secret? She cleared her throat again, this time coughing before she spoke, staring at the bookcase filled with dusty, leatherbound volumes rather than at him. “I’m not sure what you mean. One of my students came back after practice while I did laps. Surely that’s not an issue?”

He didn’t respond at first but stared at her with those piercing eyes. She knew damn well he used it as a tactic to unsettle people. That didn’t make it any less effective. She continued to study the books, counting the red and green volumes.

Her boss gave her a nod. “The young lady mentioned an unusual rash you have on your arms. Now,” he held up his hand, “I’m not allowed to ask about any medical conditions, unless it poses a danger to our students. In which case, you must let the nurse know.”

For a moment, Anna dared to breathe. Without a medical examination, which they couldn’t insist upon, the university wouldn’t know otherwise. She’d assure them she had nothing contagious.

“In addition, she mentioned you playing with the water.”

The brief bloom of hope disappeared. Fuckabiscuit. Anna cocked her head, feigning innocence and meeting his gaze for the first time. Anna forced herself to give a smile. “I played with the water? I didn’t realize I broke any regulations by splashing.”

He pressed his lips together, again letting the silence lengthen. “Splashing would not be an offense. However, this young lady claimed she witnessed you performing magic.”


About the Authors

Rowan Dillon

Rowan Dillon loves all things all things Irish, so her books are set in modern Ireland with magic, adventure, and a diverse cast of characters. She loves to paint rich settings and torture her characters, so be warned!

Christy Nicholas

Celtic Fairies, Fables, and Folklore!

Christy Nicholas loves all things historical, especially if it has anything to do with Ireland, Scotland, England, or Iceland, and she writes historical fantasy, travel guides, and a book on writing craft. Her tales tend to the gritty, with bittersweet endings, and she is never afraid to torture her characters. But there is beauty in all darkness, and she loves showing that, as well.

- If you are in the mood for something more scifi, check out her C. N. Jackson book, Time Tourist Outfitters, Ltd.

- If you are looking for some urban fantasy, magical adventure in modern Ireland, see her Rowan Dillon series, Guardians of the PHAE.

- If you prefer some timeslip romance in Iceland, or a women's fiction based on her parents' true story, go look at her Emeline Rhys books, Past Storm and Fire or Better To Have Loved.