"Wonderful Celtic romance!"
Tanwen, a young Druidess, lost her entire family to the
Romans. Now living with her mentors, two aged druids,
Sulwen and Rhys, Tanwen is not happy when she has to leave
them to carry out her quest to marry the son of the chief
of the Caledonii tribe. At least she will not be going
alone as two warriors will accompany her, Huctia and
Gethin. There is no way Tanwen will fail in her quest.
After all, the spirit of her grandmother—the great Boudica
herself—came to Tanwen and told her she must wed the son of
the Caledonii chief. It will be the only way the Celts will
be able to defeat Rome. And Tanwen really wants any and all
Romans gone from Celtic soil. So, the three of them leave
Britannia and travel to the lands of the Picts. When they
get to Caledonia, they run across a perfect specimen of a
warrior, who takes them to Calach, the chief of the
Caledonii. Tanwen only hopes her future husband is as
handsome as the warrior she met. Of course, Calach invites
Tanwen and her guards to stay in his village and gives her
her own wheelhouse. He doesn't promise anything about the
While out boar hunting, Brude runs across a Druidess and
her two guards. When she tells him of her quest, Brude is
shocked for he has no intentions of marrying yet, much less
to a Druidess. Everyone knows they can read minds and when
he does finally decide to marry, he wants a wife who will
devote all her time to him and his children, not the tribe.
The fact she is a beauty doesn't enter into anything. Brude
will not marry a Druidess.
When Tanwen finds out the man she first saw on Caledonia is
none other than the one Boudica wants her to wed, she is
shocked. He is so handsome and everything she wants in a
husband. Unfortunately, Brude doesn't seem to want to marry
Will Tanwen be able to convince Brude to wed her? Will
Brude be able to deny his growing feelings for the
Druidess? Is there a chance they will be able to defeat the
Romans once and for all?
DRUID BRIDE is a fascinating look into the world of Druids
and Celts. Cornelia Amiri has obviously done her research
well before ever writing this tale. I loved all the details
of the daily life of a Celt and all the ceremonies attached
to the various seasons. This is a romance after all and we
have plenty of that between Tanwen and Brude—both
determined to follow what they see as their paths through
life. Both stubborn and not wanting to give an inch, but
when they come together sparks fly. We have a little bit of
everything in this story, from romance to magic, and
battles galore. This is a fascinating story and one I
highly recommend to all lovers of Celtic history.
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted July 15, 2010
She carried the seed of rebirth, so what had fallen would rise again.The ghost of her ancestor sent Druidess Tanwen from Britannia to the strange foreign tribe of the Caledonii to wed Brude, son of the chief. But Brude is not about to marry a druidess, even though she has the most beautiful body he’s ever seen. Never mind if his blood boils and he can’t stop thinking of her. He will not wed her. Yet the fate of Caledonia rests in the hands of the Warrior and the Druidess. Will they put their differences aside to fulfill their destiny?
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Historical, Magic, Fantasy