NIMUE: Freeing Merlin

NIMUE: Freeing Merlin

A Most Wonderful Journey Into The World of Magick!

The most beautiful stories are those which move and uplift the Soul, touching it so deeply and profoundly that one cannot help but feel changed inside. This is a true gift, and Ayn Cates Sullivan is a master at creating such stories. Nimue: Freeing Merlin, is a wonderful journey in which you will be drawn into the world of Creation, Magick, Enchantment, Wisdom, and above all, Love. You will be transported into ancient Celtic lands, hearing the whispers of those who were keepers of what was and still is, Sacred to humanity. And you will become witness to a Love story between Merlin and Nimue which is boundless and eternal. Your Heart will be ever transformed. Thank you Ayn for writing this beautiful story, reminding us all of the Love, Light, and Magick we hold inside…that anything is possible.

– Leslie Sloane, creator of the Auracle Cards

In her latest book Nimue: Freeing Merlin, Ayn Cates Sullivan takes us on a magical path to more of the Legends of the Grail.

Nimue connects magic, myth and musings with the here and now. Soul connections come to light and previously hidden powers are revealed. Through the descriptive use of her written words, Ayn makes nature come alive and it is as if we can smell the flowers and touch the trees. An accomplished writer of beautiful stories that truly read like Fairy Tales, Ayn knows how to blend traditional myths and legends with empowering Heroine stories. Her Legends of the Grail series is becoming a real must- have for those that love Celtic tales of Goddesses and Heroines. There is knowledge and power in her writing. She pulls the wisdom through the ages and makes it accessible to all of us. As a proud owner of quite some of Ayn’s books already, I am super excited about Nimue and highly recommend it.

– Joyce van der Lely – Host of the “All of You” virtual talk show and author of Mindset Monsters

Hi Ayn, big congratulations!!!!!!!

“A mythical masterpiece! “Nimue” teaches the intricacies of ancient wisdom and how to find a treasure trove of power. Upon completion of this page-turner, I could clearly see and feel the power of Nimue and Merlin as a guiding light to ultimate peace within.”

– Joanna Garzilli, award winning author of “Big Miracles”

About the book:

Nimue: Freeing Merlin is the third in a series of books on Celtic Mythology by Ayn Cates Sullivan, Ph.D. The earlier books in the series focus on Celtic Goddesses and heroines. These tales will are designed to inspire both men and woman to lead with charisma, honesty, loyalty and true strength.

Nimue: Freeing Merlin is a stand alone novel and an exploration and grail quest of the inner alchemy necessary to become truly free. 17-year old Nina realizes she was Nimue in a previous life, the sorceress responsible for sealing Merlin up in a Hawthorn tree until the hour of his return. Now with the world in crisis, Merlin needs to be found but his magic is closer than she could have ever known.


Romance readers, especially those who like a mystical twist. Here lovers must learn how to love between worlds. Fans of the Outlander series who want a new initiation through the Otherworlds will like Nina’s journey into 5th Century Britain.

YA (Young Adults) who love magic, love and mystery. This is an empowering story for young women.

Those who want to find out more about the Heroine’s Journey and how that differs from the popular Hero’s Journey. Some readers will enjoy finding out a bit about Priestesses and Druids and the work they did to keep the Earth in harmony and balance.

Purpose & Need:
We need tales of empowered women, and Nimue: Freeing Merlin is the story of a heroine’s journey. The tale stays true to Nimue’s adventures in Arthurian legend but is updated for today’s readers. In this fantasy novel, a young modern-day woman named Nina realizes that she was a Mage (or Enchantress) in a previous life. She was, in myth, the one responsible for sealing Merlin up in a tree until the hour of his return. Now she is the only one who can find him.


“In the great totality the darkness and the light are the same.”– Merlin

“Part of becoming a Mage is learning to control the forces that burn within you.”

– Anna

“I wondered what it would have been like had we lived in a world where the Goddess was honored, and life was invited to flourish.”

– Nimue

– Remembering the Lady of the Lake –

“The Lady of the Lake works behind the scenes to make sure the balance of life is maintained. When we fall into despair and think the world may come to an end, the Lady of the Lake is the archetype to call upon. Nimue reminds us that life is unpredictable and miracles can happen when we least expect them.”