Last we left The Raven Appears (formerly Udal Cuain) there were a lot of story-lines in place.
Saoirse was in a bad way. She is a prisoner of Murtagh for murdering Ciannait and kidnapping Biorn. She had a mental breakdown during exile after abusing drugs and alcohol. She is heartbroken for Declan and the loss of her friendship with Brigid and is dwelling a lot in the past.
He is also a prisoner of Murtagh. He is a man of failure and unrequited love of Ciannait. He had remorse for his marriage and his treatment of Saoirse and his father Conn. He is furious at his brother Seamus who drove him out of Galway. He drinks too much and is an absent father – but he wants to change.
He was reunited with Murtagh and Aonghus and has become an important person in Innis Aran.
Is terrified of a prophecy. His mother is scary. His wife is miserable and his daughter is the hope of the Kingdom – but why? He regrets his part in the exile and is not happy.
Vidar is home and is falling in love with Kinvara and Gyda. His father and mother are held in ransom by Asger and his grandmother Tearlag. What will his return home have in store? And how can he rescue his fellow exiles?
She is all powerful without her meddling husband and idiotic family getting in the way. But there is one problem. She can’t seem to fulfill her father’s legacy. Everyone has let her down, but does she have a secret ace up her sleeve?
Kinvara and Fiachra
They were bored on Searbh until faeries demanded their services and now they have sent their parents to their possible deaths. Murtagh arrested Fiachra’s parents and sent Kinvara’s to indentured mercenaries to Asger. Now they are stuck on Innis Aran with their guilts.
He is lovesick over Kinvara and was stuck in Galway at the shrine after Kinvara’s exile. After Samhain and a strange game predicted danger Eamon’s friend, Aoife pushed him to leave and find her. He left for Limerick but was lost and was rescued by magical wolves.