Written by: Sam Taw
Submitted By: Sam Taw
This review submitted by the book's author:
Review by Gordon Doherty, author of the Legionary Series, on Amazon UK Store:
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique and immersive
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 May 2020 Verified Purchase
Roman Britain? Dark Age/Arthurian Britain? They've been done to death. This is new, and brilliant!
Pagan Death is set in 700 BC, long before the Romans arrived, when a patchwork of tribes held sway across the land. Power lay in the hands of chieftains, their wives and heirs, and druidic priests, and the chequerboard of tribal and intertribal politics was a delicate and deadly game.
The author uses deeply sensory descriptives that really draw you into the world of Meliora the healer, of curative pastes and lethal poisons. She paints a vivid picture of tribal life in all it's rustic beauty and brutality. The tale, complex and absorbing, pulled me along like a fish on a hook, as Meliora's tribe is stricken from within by a deadly power struggle. Be prepared for some very dark twists and turns in this one. Highly recommended!