This book shines out as a factual rather than fanciful book on the druids:- their role in celtic society, where they stood during roman occupation, the bias of historical accounts, the immense ignorance and misunderstanding of modern accounts,
The writing is informative, well-written and enjoyable, with history, celtic/post-celtic stories and importantly - references.
The authour unfortunately has the completely blinkered perception that celts and hindus, druids and the brahmin caste are inextricably linked and devotes a few sentences on almost every page to convince you that they are two sides of the same coin. which, while there are similarities and they doubtless do share a common root, are obviously not the same.
He is also pro-celtic/pro-druid to an extent which on occasions seems to cloud his better-judgement (a bit like the hindu idea), which is a little dissapointing but thankfully rare. (woe-be-tied any druid-writer that's made a pro-roman comment in the last 100 years, they'll get a grilling somewhere in this book).
In an area flooded by new-age 'how-to-be-a-modern-day-druid' books this is refreshing and based on historical fact.
If you're after 'incantations', druidic magic or rituals involving white cloaks & sickles, this is the wrong book for you.