It is an interesting fact that, while I devoted much time to the study of the lore and myths of the ancient Celts, I have seldom if ever read true Celtic Fantasy. Well, that changes now as at the author's request I have started The Gathering Storm, Book One of David Doersch's Chronicles of the Raven. (Coincidentally, exactly three years to the day I finished another book of the same name.)
Respect, pride, and peace are the things which the Daffyd highlanders fight for – and with a vengeance! All the more so now that the savage yet unquestionably cunning Barbárs hordes have come bringing fire and death to the peaceful lands of Green Mount and the sacred Tor at its heart. Would that savage swords were all the highlanders faced, for now Corvus Corax, called the Raven, along with his sons, friends, and a collection of mystics must use all their own skill and cunning to push back sorcery most foul in defense of each other and all they love.
The battle cry goes out as swords are drawn… "Protect the Tor!"
(Naturally the Official Book Review will come after I finish the book.)