Druids

For 500 years, Europe was ruled by the Celts, a powerful race who believed acts of nature were omens of the gods, where nobility was earned and where honor was valued above life The most revered were the Druids bards, healers, judges, and seers A special few protected the secrets of ancient Earth magic Rhonwen, a passionate young healer, must forge a path through a lFor 500 years, Europe was ruled by the Celts, a powerful race who believed acts of nature were omens of the gods, where nobility was earned and where honor was valued above life The most revered were the Druids bards, healers, judges, and seers A special few protected the secrets of ancient Earth magic Rhonwen, a passionate young healer, must forge a path through a land being ravaged by the war with Rome Haunted by an oath of vengeance, she struggles against betrayal and gambles her life on an arcane healing magic from distant Gaul Mallec flees from his ferocious warrior tribe to become a scholar at the great center of druidic learning His training fails him when he discovers an ancient rite for immortality Once mastered, he must protect the knowledge from those who thirst for its power and are bent on his destruction Celt against Roman two civilizations larger than the continent they share One must yield forever Can druid magic endure the onslaught of Roman legions Can the wisdom of nature survive Rome s lust for conquest Who are the barbarians in a world where power and ambition mean than honor and sacrifice
Druids For years Europe was ruled by the Celts a powerful race who believed acts of nature were omens of the gods where nobility was earned and where honor was valued above life The most revered were

  • Title: Druids
  • Author: Barbara Galler-Smith Josh Langston
  • ISBN: 9781894063296
  • Page: 231
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Druids”

    1. Druids follows the stories of two Celts, Rhonwen, a healer, and Mallec, a seer. Their lives are separate, yet interconnected through their relationship with the elder Orlan. He is Rhonwen's uncle and Mallec's mentor, and the wise Druid teaches them both part of what they need to learn in order to eventually rise to the same respected position. The ancient lands of the Celts are pressed under the heavy thumb of Roman oppression; Rhonwen and Mallec must not only find their way among the Celtic peo [...]

    2. I am torn on this book. I liked a lot of it, it felt very well grounded in the historical setting, and the societies presented were alien enough to be interesting but familiar enough to not be off-putting. I loved how the druids are all basically charlatans (very well trained and elaborate charlatans), using illusion and trickery to enforce their will/the law. I liked how the authors did a very ambitious thing writing a story with three or four main characters over the course of maybe 15 years. [...]

    3. Excellent read! Never a dull moment, and very informative. I didn't really know too much about the Celtic culture until I started the series.

    4. The beginning of the trilogy pits the lifestyle of the celtic druids against the might of Rome, and there is love, loss and struggle the entire way. The novel spans a large time period, so some of the gaps can be a bit jarring, but on the whole this well-researched and expansive tale will make you believe in woadsleep.

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