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Not the best historical fiction ever written...
on 28 May 2017
Got three quarters of the way through this and then finally gave up when something better arrived. The story line doesn't really work as it depends upon the main character giving up his recently acquired Roman Citizenship to help a Celtic woman and her children, who he finds under a bush after a battle on the River Medway. He could easily have given them some assistance and sent them on their way without having to desert the Legions and go wandering off through hostile and nasty Britannia. Linguistically, the text is amateurishly constructed and some of the character names just make me giggle. I put the book down following the episode where the heroine's acolyte somehow manages to replace her own red hair with the long blonde hair of said heroine to get herself sacrificed by the evil Druidic chieftain Lapwing! Interestingly, he didn't recognise her on the sacrificial altar, even though the two of them had indulged in regular sex sessions together on the very same spot! Don't think I'll go back and finish this any time soon and I'll not be adding the rest of the trilogy to my Christmas list either.