Top critical review
on 14 September 2014
I loved this book, particularly to begin with.
It does gradually get more and more far fetched, but it weaves fact and fiction, the present and the past together in a a heady mix of gripping narrative that saw me falling asleep in chairs at 2am, still demanding of myself that I should read a few more pages before bedtime!
It's been a book that I've carted around and read at any available opportunity, one that's a comfort, that you can sink into like a delicious armchair and immerse yourself with, one that you look forward to reading, one, in short, that's taken over my life for a week.
Not great literature by any means, The Time's Legacy does however make good escapist fiction, tho' I would say it's not a patch on the two other Barbara Erskine books that I've read, namely The Lady of Hay and Child Of The Phoenix. So if you get the chance/choice, read those first.
This does come a close third, at least so far! (We'll see if I read any more - tho' after three novels I'm beginning to tire slightly with the repeated Erskine timeline formula).
All in all tho' an enjoyable romp skipping between the present day and that of two thousand years ago, featuring druids, healers, traders, Jesus and accompanying legends, Glastonbury, new age esoterica, The Christian Church, priests, a bishop, a hippy mama, a house in Wales, a lump of quartz and a pair of loveable dogs.