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Druid Twilight: The Loom of Destiny: Epic Edition Paperback – July 12, 2014
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From the Back Cover
As a fictional story set in a pivotal historic time, Druid Twilight: The Loom of Destiny is an epic journey to first century Roman Britain. The Roman invaders are set to destroy the whole Druidic culture because they recognize it as a hindrance to their exertion of power over the British territories. The two Orders--the Druid Order and the Semnotheoi Order--have to decide how to pass on their legacy, knowing that the world as they have known it has come to an end.
Within this military and political struggle lies the personal stories of Caedwyn and Brianna, their companions, and the Elders who struggle with their responsibilities of the present and for the future.
Druid Twilight is an allegorical tale of our times: an age of transition in which ancient powers conflict with the emergence of a new way, a new system of beliefs that may either engulf the archaic ways or force their unexpected evolution. Nature, the elements, and time itself is at play in this intense and engaging shamanic narrative.
Druid Twilight: The Loom of Destiny (Epic Version) is an omnibus publication that includes both original books, plus the author's notes regarding story locations and more.
A love story at heart, Druid Twilight is a tale of the clash of enormous powers, of betrayal, retribution, and rebirth.
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To be honest, I never expected this book to be such a great reading. I knew Gerry Starnes' work as a shamanic practitioner and teacher by his videos on YouTube. His words really touched me, and thus I was curious about his books. But a good teacher doesn't need to be a good writer, and so I thought this would be nothing more than just another nice story to read, at the best. All the more, as I am not specially interested in druidism... I started reading - and couldn't stop until I had read both books within four days.
Druid Twilight is fiction, of course. But the characters are so true in their learnings, development, problems and decisions that they seem universal. Don't get me wrong, the story is well settled in the history of Britain in the first decades of the current era. The Roman invaders are set to destroy the whole druid culture because they recognize it as a hindrance to their exertion of power over the British territories. Two Orders - the male Druid Order and the female Semnothoi Order - have to decide how to pass on their legacy, knowing that the world as they have known it has come to an end. They grow with the challenges they meet and become the makers of their own history and future. But, at the same time, the shamanic practices that they learn and use, as described sensitively by the author, are common to shamans all over the world, even as they are rooted in the specific history of their cultures.
And, there is something else I liked about the book: Fiction about historical epochs that have left us little archeological or other evidence often tend to be highly ideological and overbearing, or, romantic and glamorizing. I never had this impression while reading these two books. I would say this is due to the almost tender description of the characters and their unfolding (!). It reflects the humanism of the author.
The threads of the story are finely woven, you'd expect this from a bestseller writer. I am very much looking forward to the next book! I recommend this book to all those who love a great fantasy saga, but also to those interested in shamanism, witchcraft and druidism.