NIMUE: Freeing Merlin

NIMUE: Freeing Merlin

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.”