"A fantastic epic saga"
He was born to be a leader of the Druids, destined to save
them and their way of life from the New Religionists by
finding a new land were they could live and prosper. Madoc
ap Owen Gwyneth does not know that his destiny was foretold
before his birth because he was raised as the child of
crofters who found him as a baby floating in the river.
When he was seven they sent him to the Druid Colony in
Ireland because his thirst for knowledge was great.
Eventually, he traveled to Wales for further teaching.
There he learned that his birth father was the Prince of
Wales and that his mother was his mistress. When his half-
brother poisoned his father and took up the mantle of
leadership, the Druids were hunted down and killed. The
Archdruid gave Madoc a fortune in jewels to build a
floatilla so that he could find a place for them to call
home. Eventually, ten ships with twenty men on each sail
for what will be later called the new world, enduring
hardship and trouble nearly every mile of the journey.
CIRCLE OF STARS continues the story that began in CIRCLE OF
STONES and is every bit as fascinating and enthralling as
its prequel. Readers will be amazed to see the early
influence of Henry II of England on the political and
religious situation in Wales and Ireland and they will see
a side of Thomas Beckett rarely seen in history books.
Anne Lee Waldo has written an epic yet this reviewer
believes there is more to the story to tell.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted July 7, 2001