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Reads Like Historical Fiction Done Right
on August 24, 2000
Even though I am a fan of Trantner's work, I cannot say that I like everything he has done, equally well. Even though I am a fan of Arthurian literature and associated characters, I don't like everything written about them. Druid Sacrifice however, is an incredible read -- a top notch effort. The book, with great pace, portrays the land and the charcters in rich detail. The political-religous climate of that era is, for a fictional work, finely portrayed (the competition between Christian and non-Christian faiths). The villains are villainous, and the heroine heroic. However, be forewarned, that though the main character is female, this is a harsh world portrayed, and a tragedy told. She undergoes no shortage of cruelty in defence of her faith. Violence is not exploitive, but this isn't prissy fantasy either. I highly recommend you pick up Druid Princess, and discover Gawain's sister, Princess Thanea, and her son who would be known as St. Mungo. I was truely surprised at how absolutely caught up in this story I was.