This is a colorful story about the pre-Christian period in Great Britain during the time of Roman domination of the country. It is seems to be very well researched. Rich in historical detail, this fictionalized account of the time period depicts some Druid rituals and the country's resistance to Roman rule. It also depicts the view that Rome had that it improved upon the quality of life for citizens of countries they ruled. Not only did Anya Seton write colorfully about the time period, but also wove a bit of mystery, a lot of suspense, as well as a love story. All wrapped up in one, this is a thoroughly satisfying read. I'm keeping my copy forever. Buy one, you'll be glad you did!