The second book in Angus Watson's epic Iron Age fantasy trilogy. Leaders Are Forged in the Fires of War Iron Age warriors Dug and Lowa captured Maidun castle and freed its slaves. But now they must defend it. A Roman invasion is coming from Gaul, but rather than uniting to defend their home, the British tribes go to battle with each other - and see Maidun as an easy target. Meanwhile Lowa's spies infiltrate Gaul, discovering the Romans have recruited British druids. And Maidunite Ragnall finds his loyalties torn when he meets Rome's charismatic general, Julius Caesar. War is coming. Who will pay its price?
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I LOVE how Angus Watson takes a time and place in history where there are LARGE Gaps in the actual historical record, then he weaves a story into the gaps to fit them, and fill them.
Where records exist, his stories stick to them, and then he smoothly continues weaving his fantasy through the gaps until he comes to another point where a bit of actual historical record exists. His stories always lead you to HIS version of "Why" the next fragment of historical record is what it is, even though no one really knows why a bit of record exists in the middle of large gaps (The actual fragment of record, on it's own, usually makes NO sense, as no one knows what really happened during that time period to get historical figures from one known event in history to the next).
The way Mr. Watson tells his tale, You can't prove that his tale IS how history took place, but you can't prove it's NOT how history took place either! His "Fantasy Stories" are as viable as any "Archeological Theory" out there about the same Time-Period/Place.
Gotta toss in some Kudos to Sean Barrett for his excellent Narration also... Being a student of history, I know how horribly dry it CAN be if told by the wrong person, and how exciting it can be when told by the right person! In college I was lucky enough to have one of those professors that could "make History come alive, so you FELT it's ebb and flow"... I took every history course that Professor taught, even though 90% of them were not even remotely within the requirements for my degrees (Electrical Engineering, Computer Systems, Mathematics, Psychology, etc)! Mr. Barrett has that same gift of being able to "Make History Come Alive", Even if it's Fantasy History...
...Let me clarify that I mean NO disrespect when I say: "Even if it's Fantasy History"... Because much of what we are taught as "Historical Fact" is really "Historical Fantasy". For Example, Thomas Edison didn't invent the Light Bulb, he bought the Patent for one type of light bulb from the Widow of the man who invented it, and then Edison improved it and made light bulbs commercially viable. Experiments with light bulbs go as far back as 1801, and there were 20-25 other patents for light bulbs even before Edison got involved in the field in 1878. However, "Edison Invented The Light Bulb" is a "Historical Fantasy Fact" that is STILL taught in schools today. "Henry Ford" didn't invent the automobile, he made "Assembly Lines" practical, which allowed automobiles to be produced very quickly, and cheaply... But, "Ford Invented The Automobile" is yet another "Historical Fantasy Fact" STILL taught in Schools!
Angus Watson's historical fantasy tales at least contain some ACTUAL Historical Facts, and Sean Barrett makes them come to life... They're one of those rare teams that end up being much more than the sum of their parts!
- Trip Williams "Did you know you can put in a set of Ear-Buds, slap your Hearing Protectors over them, and Mow the lawn, Weed-Eat, etc, without your book being drowned out by engine noise? OR, you can just let the horses in the yard, and THEY'LL mow and weedeat (literally) FOR YOU!"
Love this trilogy!
This is a great book! The first was funnier, but this one had a lot more action. Narrator is perfect for this trilogy! Can't wait for the third!