Warriors at the edge of time' is an unusual book for Capall
Bann who usually promote non-fictional works. This 176-page book contains a
selection of black and white drawings, maps and photos which illustrate both
the modern environment and ancient times and legends. The book charts a possible
history of the Gwenlais Valley near Carmarthen in west Wales. Starting at around
2000 BC it follows the culture and spiritual beliefs of the native people throughout
time. The first part of the book tells us of the life of the pre-Christian Shamans
and Druids. Then a jump in history to tales from the 5th and 14th Centuries
illustrates the religion of the Celtic healers and Warriors. The next part of
the book examines the author's campaign to prevent quarrying of the valley and
the attempt of the local councils to block their attempts with deceit and lies.
The second half of the work looks at the symbolism and mystery behind the stories.
An almost it seems an obligatory mention is made of the Holy Grail and Arthurian
myth. The book then ends with an overview of the old religion from ancient to
modern times, dealing with the myth, history and archaeology around which the
book is written. The whole text is filled with imagery and symbolism that strikes
a cord with the modern pagan reader. It is easy to imagine yourself as any one
of the characters portrayed. An interesting mixture of fact and fiction and
a welcome publication that records the spirituality of the Welsh people.