The Crows of War Author:Steven Rayson "The Crows of War has as its background the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 A.D., and especially that part of the battle in which the Celtic tribes and the formidable Roman legions struggle for the great fortified hill town known as Mai-Dun. — But this is more than a war story set in a distant time. The confrontation is not only of armies, but of... more » opposing cultures and values. Caught up in the struggle is Airmid, daughter of a Celtic chieftain, Beothainn. Possessed of strange powers even she does not understand, she is nevertheless powerless to help the Celts when defeat is near or to save herself when danger approaches. Yet because of Airmid, some Romans discover that the people of Britain are more than barbarians, with ways and powers of their own that must be taken into account.
An Ancient heirloom, a golden torc, weaves a strange influence throughout the events - events that apparently are the natural consequence of the war, but which may be part of some greater, more mysterious design. The strength of the story lies in its people and in its strong sense of destiny that lies just beyond human knowing."