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I enjoyed the story very much. I have been fascinated by Newgrange and the Hill of Tara, and I really wanted to know all the wild, esoteric secrets they held. I was very content to hear about the simple, peaceful people who used the mounds and carved the rocks. I think I enjoyed the epilogue as much as the story, and spent some time on the internet looking up artifacts and people.
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Great historical fiction that gives us a look at a world so distant from what we have today. A glimpse of what we have lost when we are not in tune with the natural and spiritual world.
I bought this purely because Tim Gerard Reynolds is such a good reader. However, I'm really glad I did because this is an interesting book. Dunn has taken the archaeological evidence from man's early history (the baddies are the Beaker people) and used it to create a story that's at least partly based on the facts. It is part love story, part adventure and part science, in that characters regularly discuss their lives in a way that is clearly based on the archaeology Dunn has seen. There's also a lot about the stars.
If you are expecting Game of Thrones, you will be disappointed because it's not that exciting, violent or complex, but it is a nice story and Dunn manages to get you to care about the characters. There is also a lot about the environment, notably that mankind has destroyed it since his earliest days.
I very much enjoyed it, and learned something.