The Druid Tells the Tale . . . for Ionia

There is a woman on this place you call the blogosphere. Her name is Ionia Martin, and she is Queen. It has been my honor, in my travels, to serve as advisor to clan lairds and sing at their hearth; I have known kings and scholars, and yet I have known none like Ionia.

I have the deepest respect for this fiery woman, who could slay man and beast with her words and her wit, and yet is kind and strong. Both A and I bow before her talent with words as she brings them to life. She has graced us with her friendship, an honor of which we are scarcely worthy.

Tomorrow, Ionia does battle against a foe none can see, but is insidious. Tomorrow, she enters the fray and by the grace of the gods, she will come out on the other side victorious. I have seen war, but I have seen none battle so valiantly. On all days, both A and I hold Ionia in our hearts and in our minds, but tomorrow it is even more important. We ask you to do the same.

~ Dubh an Súile mac Alasdair (D)


Ionia, we love you, lady. Thank you for being you – you are fantastic, and I know you will kick cancer’s ass.

~ Katie (A)


PS: There are so many people out there praying for Ionia. Head over to the full list at Green Embers’ blog or the Community Storyboard.


Published by Katie Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, Katie Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in Milwaukee with her daughter, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first series, The Changelings Saga, a young adult historical fantasy trilogy is available on Amazon. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

22 thoughts on “The Druid Tells the Tale . . . for Ionia

  1. This is great. I am such a slacker. So many have said so much and every time I read I think, “How wonderful, they said exactly what I feel.” Katie, you are so very talented and articulate. When I grow up, I want to be just like you.


    1. And when I grow up . . . 🙂 Thank you, Susan. That is very kind.

      PS: D had to wrestle me for the honor of giving the tribute, but I think he did a bang-up job, too!


  2. A moving tribute, Katie. With all the goodwill she’s getting, it’s GOT to have a positive effect. She has been in my prayers and on my mind, and I hope she can feel all this energy.


  3. Loved this post Katie. I don’t think Bradley’s list even comes close to representing the full list of people praying for Ionia. She is one special lady that is loved by so many.


  4. I believe D when he says he has known none like Ionia. What other woman could humble a Druid many centuries old? Wonderful tribute, Katie 🙂


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