Book Review: Yesterday's Dreams by: Danielle Ackley-McPhail

Rating: 5/5

Publisher: Dark Quest Books

Publish Date: February 1, 2012

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: History...Legacy...Destiny... Triggered by an act of self-sacrifice, all three converge upon Kara O'Keefe, transforming her simple life into one both magical and menacing. Overwhelmed by the expenses of her father's cancer treatments, Kara finds herself forced to give up Quicksilver, her cherished violin and the only physical link with her long-gone Grandda. Her selflessness becomes the key to her future. At Yesterday's Dreams, a pawnshop tucked away on a quiet New York back street, she discovers her true legacy, and destiny and danger both begin to stalk her. Confused by the sudden radical turn her life has taken...pursued by malevolent forces she does not understand...Kara O'Keefe must place her trust in a dead man she loved but never truly knew and the living myth that would teach her who she really was. Has she inherited the tenacious strength of her Celtic ancestors, or would she fall beneath the onslaught of uncompromising fate?

Review: Yesterday's Dreams is a work of fantasy which rivals anything written by any of the big name fantasy authors (such as Mercedes Lackey or Andre Norton). The detail and warmth which infuse every word makes the story rich and alluring. The characters are engaging and three-dimensional with one of my favorites being the sprite, Beag Scath (Little Shadow). Set in the modern day with roots reaching back into the ancient days of Eire, Yesterday's Dreams brings the Sidhe from legend to stunning reality. Ms. Ackley-McPhail has written a very unique twist on the ancient battle between good and evil. A power-hungry ancient evil lurks on the streets of New York with only the Sidhe and some gifted humans standing between it and its ultimate prize. Yesterday's Dreams will entrance you with every word and the depth of emotion the author evokes.

The Eternal Cycle Series: Yesterday's Dreams (1), Tomorrow's Memories (2), Today's Promise (3)


  1. I was immediately caught by the violin on the cover! I love fantasies that incorporate music! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention.

  2. I like the sounds of this one. Celtic and music are pretty much an irresistable combinateion. And I do love the cover.

  3. Thanks, Ladies. Hope you enjoy! There are excerpts on my website, if you'd like a taste test.


    Danielle Ackley-McPhail


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