"Take an entertaining trip to the past!"
Lucius Aquila does not believe the reports of his brother
Aulus' accidental death, especially as his brother's ghost
is haunting him. Lucius arranges to fill his brother's post
as Roman army commander to Britannia in order to
investigate his death.
Widowed Rhiannon is the descendent of a Celtic queen but
she is helpless to prevent Druid priest Magdog and others
from leading their clan into war and destruction. She is
disturbed by what she witnessed during the sacrificial
death of Aulus, Lucius' brother.
Aulus leaves Lucius whenever Rhiannon is around. Lucius
finds peace by being with her but he also realizes that she
is the key to putting his brother to rest. There is some
ghostly humor as well as haunting along with a variety of
interesting relatives and friends.
The Roman times are not the usual venue I read in
historical romance; so I found the setting intriguing. As
this is a war story in primitive times, there is violence
and some disturbing scenes including the Druid sacrifice.
Story events and relationships develop at a comfortable
pace for the reader to develop feelings for the characters
and their dilemmas. They came to life and the hopes for
happily-ever-after in a hopeless situation kept you turning
pages until the end.
If you enjoy Historical romance, this is a book you won't
want to miss. CELTIC FIRE won't go on my keeper shelf, but
reading it was a pleasure and I would recommend it as an
entertaining trip to the past.
Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted November 5, 2006