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New England Travels (http://newenglandtravels.blogspot.com) A blog on historical and cultural sites in New England.
Tragedy and Comedy in New England (http://tragedyandcomedyinnewengland.blogspot.com) A blog on theatre in New England, past and present.
Moore encounters Cailte, a warrior bard of Boudicca’s tribe, and Taliesin, a druid acolyte. They are his sponsors into Boudicca’s inner circle. He meets Nemain, the high druid priest, jealous of his position and power, willing to kill to keep it. Dubh is a clan chieftain, of boundless energy and bloodlust. Cailte’s servants include a woman whom Moore grows to love, and a boy, both taken as slaves from other tribes. They become his surrogate family. When Romans burn Boudicca’s village, whip her like a criminal and rape her daughters, her retaliation on Roman settlements drags John Moore into a whirlpool of revenge that echoes through the centuries, and from which only the bitter partnership of Dr. Roberts and Dr. L’Esperance can save him.
When John Moore wins the contest to be the subject of the trial he is transported back into the time of Boudicca. Whilst he is on his mission a stranger appears in the research facility which sent John on his mission but who is she? And what is her role ?
The author has shown a lot of research throughout the story, the descriptions of how the people lived, traveled and most of all survived is first rate .
Whilst John Moore is on his mission the emotions and stress that are felt back in the lab, as well as the tension between the researchers and the directors on the outcome of the mission which will affect future funding, is excellent and truly believable.
The narrative is fast paced, full of excitement and adventure, which keeps the reader enrapt .
As John Moore is transported back in time the excellent descriptions make you feel that you are sat right beside him taking everything on board and traveling alongside him on his journey .
The characters that he meets are brought to life excellently and the roles and status that their hold in their lifetime are accurately portrayed .
This is the second book that I have read by this particularly author, both being totally different but the author style of writing involves and hooks the reader from page one.