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The adventures of a wandering storyteller and would-be bard in the chaos and contradictions of 6th century Britain. . .
What is - or was - a bard, in Dark Ages Britain? What did the people of that time and place mean when they said that? "Bard" is one of those archetypal words which are nowadays often misused - but not in this case.
Meticulously researched, engagingly written, the book does not fit easily into a usual category. There is adventure - but it is not only an adventure story. The protagonist is young - but the book is by no means intended for a juvenile audience.
Like the late, great Rosemary Sutcliff, G.R. Grove has the knack of dropping the… Read more