First in the Dalriada Trilogy, an epic historical saga that begins in the first century A.D. Scotland. This is the story of Rhiann, the Ban CrÃ© of the Epiidi tribe, who dwell in the highlands of Alba, as Scotland was referred to then. It is also the story of Eremon, a Prince of Eire (Ireland) who washed up on the shores of Alba with a small band of his men after a battle with his own uncle for the right to the throne. Coincidentally, they arrive during the funeral of the Epiidi King, who is Rhiann's uncle. Since the Epiidi are without an heir, it is now Rhiann's job as last female survivor with royal blood to produce one. After Eremon spends some time with the Epiidi, the scheming leader of their Druid council names Eremon as their war chief and arranges a marriage between him and Rhiann and the saga begins. I really enjoyed the book despite it having definite "romantic" plot twists at times. It is set during the time of the Roman invasion of Scotland and apparently the next two books in the trilogy span a couple of centuries, so I'm looking forward to those as well. Watson knows how to tell a story, that's for certain, and this one is staying on my Keeper shelf.
I LOVE this series and cant say enough about it. If you like an epic love story, this is for you. Excellent...
Good epic, but not up to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series,which I adore.
reviewed The White Mare (Dalriada Trilogy, Bk. 1)
Great book, takes you to Scotland in the early centuries and see how people lived at that time. It is eye opening to see how woman were valued.
I really loved this book and the second in the series. The characters are likable and believable. Root for the good guys, boo the bad guys and read past your bedtime because you just can't stop!
One of my favorite books of all time. Coming in as a tie would be the second in this trilogy, The Dawn Stag.