Captives: The Druids Saga Book Two

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The Druids Saga continues with Book Two: Captives. Set against the backdrop of Pre-Roman Gaul, and the Roman occupied city of ancient Rhodes, Celtic seer Mallec and healer Rhonwen struggle to survive enslavement, a merchant of evil, and the wrath of Julius Caesar. Together they must escape and protect an ancient magic from one who would abuse it.

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Overview

The Druids Saga continues with Book Two: Captives. Set against the backdrop of Pre-Roman Gaul, and the Roman occupied city of ancient Rhodes, Celtic seer Mallec and healer Rhonwen struggle to survive enslavement, a merchant of evil, and the wrath of Julius Caesar. Together they must escape and protect an ancient magic from one who would abuse it.

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Roman slave trafficking is the focus of this somewhat sluggish sequel to 2009's Druids. Druid Mallec spends most of his life practicing and teaching his religion. His spare time is taken up tracking down the mysterious slave woman he has seen repeatedly in his dreams. The druidess Rhonwen and her uncle Orlan are captives aboard a merchant vessel, and as soon as it lands in Rhodes, the two Iberians will be separated and sold. Rhonwen, a gifted healer, holds fast to her religion and her anger over her son's death at the hands of the vile Roman Perpenna. As Mallec and Rhonwen are drawn together, their travails carry this lackluster historical fantasy forward. Galler-Smith and Langston spice up the setting with plenty of historical fact, but the characterization and plotting are as predictable as the Roman Empire's downfall. (June)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894063531
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/31/2011
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Author Barb Galler-Smith resides in Edmonton with her fabulously supportive husband, John, and two Yorkies. She’s a member of Edmonton’s Cult of Pain writers group, and mentors a group of emerging writers called “the Scruffies”. Barb is also an editor of OnSpec magazine.

 

A graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism, Josh’s writing tastes quickly shifted away from non-fiction. His short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. When not writing fiction, Josh develops multi-media presentations about Georgia’s past for historical societies around the state.

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    Wow!

    Captives is the next thrilling installment in the Druids saga. An adventure from start to finish, I found myself worrying about the characters when I wasn't reading the book and sneaking off to read another chapter. The drama and pace of this book grabbed me for the very beginning and never let go!

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  • Posted June 17, 2011

    Great sequel -- hurry up with #3

    This book continues the story begun in "Druids," and rises to the high standard that volume set for the series. Once again, natural dialogue carries the story along at a brisk pace. The characters introduced in "Druids" continue to develop through real hardships and the authors continue to subject the most likable characters to cruel fates. The highly believable depiction of the varied cultures encountered by the characters brings the ancient world alive and the bucolic life of tribes-people contrasts well with the sophistication of the Romans and Greeks the characters meet and, occasionally, defeat. There is even a cameo appearance of a well-known Roman emperor-to-be. My only criticism is that I have to wait for the next book to see the resolution of the perilous situations in which the authors have left the characters.

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