Rise of the Morrigan: The Queen of Samhuinn

Not even the god who made her could tame her.

When the Dagda took three girls and combined them into a single goddess–that he might have for himself a divine wife–he thought she’d be an obedient sub-deity and an extension of his rule. But the Morrigan is subservient to no man, no matter how powerful a god he fashions himself to be. 

If she is to rule, however, she must do more than defy the god who made her.

She must win the heart of a mortal… 

Cú Chulainn didn’t want to be a warrior.

He dreamed of becoming a bard, a poet… 

But when he discovers he has the ríastrad, that he transforms into a werewolf when enraged, he finds he has little choice but to serve the whims of his king and defend Ulster. 

But can the beast be controlled? 

A faerie touched his heart… it calmed his rage… and he longs for her still…

But there’s another who pursues him, who hopes to win his heart… a goddess…

Will the Morrigan win the heart of her beloved? Will Cú Chulainn find peace, or will he be destined to a life of battle? 


Rise of the Morrigan is a stand-alone epic in fantasy mythology. It is also a prequel to Theolphilus Monroe’s Gates of Eden world. Readers of Monroe’s Voodoo LegacyDruid Legacy, or other modern Arthurian fantasies will be captivated by this epic fantasy adventure romance:  Rise of the Morrigan: The Queen of Samhuinn. 


Meet Theophilus Monroe

Theophilus Monroe is a fantasy author with a knack for real-life characters whose supernatural experiences speak to the pangs of ordinary life. After earning his Ph.D. in Theology, he decided that academic treatises that no one will read (beyond other academics) was a dull way to spend his life. So, he began using his background in religious studies to create new worlds and forms of magic-informed by religious myths, ancient and modern-that would intrigue readers, inspire imaginations, and speak to real-world problems in fantastical ways.

When Theophilus isn’t exploring one of his fantasy lands, he is probably playing with one of his three sons, or pumping iron in his home-gym, which is currently located in a 40-foot shipping container.