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5.0 out of 5 stars review, 10 July 2009
This review is from: The Ash Spear (Paperback)
This is not a book I would normally have chosen, and at the beginning I worried about the very Welshness of it, the names in particular. I need not have worried. Once I had got used to the names, and seperated Talhaearn from Taliesin, the story took over. It is the story of a trainee Bard in 6th century Wales, soon after the Romans had left, and reminded me stronly of Homer. The storyteller moving from court to court telling stories of the heroes in battle, and singing songs. It is the third part of a series, but stands well on it's own. I haven't read the earlier ones, and had no problem following it. There is some element of the mystical, which would have put me off, but it is extremely well done. The only slight criticism I would have, and it is minor, is the time scale. The whole story takes place in less than the nine months necessary for a pregnancy, but the feeling is much longer.
It took me until the end to realise just what is meant by an ash spear! I leave that to the reader!
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