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- Publication Date: November 4, 2014
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The safe passage is not guarantied, so the Senones will have to endure adversities on the travel and also fight his way south as the enemies will do anything to stop their advance onto Etruscan land. In there they will begin to clash with a rising potency in the south: Rome.
In a distant land known as Albion, young Catumanda completes the trails to become a Druid successfully. Even that she has more knowledge about the immaterial world than most, she suffers from nightmares and distant visions on her sleep. She has a mission: Go to the Spirit Island and resolve the mystery dreams that led her far into Albion and closer to her fate.
***COMMENTARY MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS***
This book shed a light of a obscure moment on History where Celt peoples were fearsome and dominate and influenced the life in western Europe. It is also the time, when Rome is increasing its power and paving the way to become that it will be some day. Celts and Romans will clash someday, far in the future but as it is in the plot of this book, the Senones led by Brennus have the upper hand. This become the setting for this novel, where we are witness to this great migration by following Solemis and his blood genos Albiomarios. Solemis rises from just a mere chieftain's sons into a full accomplished warrior daring to increase his fame in order to get married to the woman that he loves. Solemis can be seen as not very transcendental in the beginning but as the pages passes, he will become the main star on the Senones, just below the very Brennus himself. In my personal case, I didn't like him so much at first since he was less man of action and more an observer than a warrior. Just in the 2nd half of the book I got more interested on him.
In the other hand, Catumanda is searching for the answers about her dreams by walking the druid's path. She will embark on a trip inside Albion to go to the Spirit Island and find that his dreams are connected in some way with the migration that is happening with the Senones. By being a Druid Catumanda is pragmatic and mysterious at the same time, she is very fond of her abilities but to my surprise, she was very friendly even that she is a priest. I like her more that Solemis in the beginning, but i also felt that her adventure in the beginning was more a series of events not very relevant for the story. I felt more connected when she killed her village's chief and reestablish justice on that place. Also his journey in to the Spirit Island has a great moment. I could feel the pressure, darkness and the claustrophobia.
In general terms is a good book, tells about the period of migration on Ancient Period and setting is good as in any of C.R. May books. The characters a major asset in other works of this author are Ok this time, not as good as Sword of Woden series but they will play their part. In my case, I began to get engaged to them by more than a half of the book, so in the end they were getting better.
It is a good plot and if you like setting more than characters, you will enjoy overall as I did.
The start of the book can be a little bit confusing with names appearing and disappearing, not realizing which is the main, but after a while this is resolved.
The end of the book is great and definitely opens the plot to its sequel, as we can foresee the clash between the Senones and Rome.
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