The heroine of Druid Warrior’s Heart (Celtic Stewards Chronicles, book 2), Ruth Macken, is part of a long line of female stewards, owner of an Irish farm deemed a sacred battleground by the gods of the Tuatha dé Danann. However, she lives in a Medieval world, where most men don’t believe in the gods anymore, so she must keep her blessing silent, even when the Tuatha dé Danann’s immortal druids and warriors come to her requesting use of the sacred ground. For his part Balor sends enemies against her, and though Ruth has a Tuatha dé Danann warrior who defends her, she fights too and sometimes, alone. For instance, when Balor sends evil dreams in which she faces him down, alone…a showdown her warrior can’t even know about, let alone participate in.
Besides the “author” using more than one gender-neutral pen name to highlight the difficulties of female writers in our culture, the main characters must re-evaluate gender identity. One character, Odys, gains a female Automaton who is an extension of himself (meaning, he has two bodies and one is now female).