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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    Strange Blue Men

    The Picts were a conglomeration of barbaric tribes residing in Scotland from the earliest years A.D. until their assimilation into the traditional Scottish culture about a thousand years later. Jack Dixon¿s first book is based on his research of this obscure society of which very little is known today. The author has built a somewhat fictional storyline around a legendary, non-fictional warrior named Calach. The Picts have traditionally remained independently surviving tribes until the massive Roman army invades Pict land, slaughtering women and children in their pathway to total conquest. Calach rises to the occasion by organizing the tribes into a valiant fighting force of savages who paint their tattooed bodies with a blue tint and disorient the Roman legions with haunting music. I hesitatingly present The Pict with only four stars. The oversized font makes the book easy to read, but the page count disguises the book¿s brevity. This book is way too short, consistently lacking a depth of description and detail, however this is my sole complaint. The cover design is outstanding, the author¿s research seems to be accurate, and the compositional style is straightforward. The tightly edited, interesting storyline saves the day. Mr. Dixon has presented a meaningful depiction of an obscure moment in history that fans of historical fiction will enjoy.

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