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    Ainvar is a young Celt of the tribe of the Carnutes He has always been fascinated by the druids of his clan those

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    Walking through a used bookstore I noticed the name Morgan Llywelyn on a 1 book; I knew the name and saw on goodreads that it had gotten roughly 4 stars so I thought I'd pick it up and add it to my Roman themed reading list A semi h

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    First a masterful story told by a masterful storyteller I found it fascinating that the author was able to remain true to history and left the story with a sad ending However she told the story well enough that I

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    This story is one of my all time favorites that weaves history magic and culture with a breathtakingly inspired style of storytelli

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    On a whim I bought this book at the Goodwill Store seeing the author's name and knowing her reputation I was uite pleased with my purchase and I really enjoyed this story I was impressed how Ms Llywelyn took what scant information there is on the Druids added her own literary license and combined them into a plausible recreation of Druidic

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    This is one of my favorite books by Morgan Llywelyn especially because it presents the untold perspective of the Gauls facing the invasion of Caesar Llewelyn does a superb job of combining historical fact into the story without making it a dry read which is proof why she is one of the master's of Celtic fiction

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    This book is fabulous It chronicles the ending of the height of the Druids as Ceasar brings into Gaul the ways of the Romans and their Christian religion This is the movie I would make if I had the money and talent

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    According to the great Wiki A druid was a member of the priestly class in Britain Ireland and Gaul and possibly other parts of Celtic western Europe during the Iron Age Very little is currently known about the ancient druids because they left no written accounts about themselves and the only evidence of them is a few descriptions le

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    The rituals that made me a little sueamish just because it's me aside I adored this book Listening to the main character a druid talk about nature and the earth and the connectedness of it all was just what I needed I had been missing that You don't hear alot of natural balance talk in this townI had this in the back of my mind as

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    The first of the Llywelyn books I read mainly because of my interest in Druidry and those bits and pieces of history that get brushed aside in the interest of providing an overview of World history this is an inter

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An exciting reimagining of the ancient Celts young Ainvar is an orphan taken by the chief druid of the Carnutes in. Ainvar is a young Celt of the tribe of the Carnutes He has always been fascinated by the druids of his clan those wise men who know earth magic and are responsible for so many of the important moments of life for the Celts in Free Gaul One night he slips away to watch a ceremony in which the druids hope to end the harsh winter which has been dragging on longer than normal What Ainvar does not know is that his grandmother his only living relative is to play an important part in this ceremony In his ignorance Ainvar intervenes and what happens when he does causes the chief druid Menua to take the boy into his lodge and begin training him as a druidWe don t really know all that much about the early Celts They had no written history so the main sources of information about them are from their enemies and eventual conuerors such as Julius Caesar Llywelyn did a wonderful job taking what was known and imagining a little then blending it all with the history of Gaul in early Roman times She tells a wonderful story but I must admit that even though I rated the book four stars I struggled through much of the second half It seemed like at some point the only thing we were all doing was waiting for Caesar to attack This got a bit dull at times but the parts with Ainvar learning and performing his druid magics were much interestingWhen Menua first took the boy into his lodge for example he was an awkward young thing all accident prone and clumsy Here is what happens when Menua scolds him about behaving that way I couldn t help but laugh Look to nature he advised me Every creature that emerges from the Cauldron of Creation is as graceful as it can be according to its physical abilities Thus do willow tree and water rat alike honor the life within themselves Life is sacred a spark from the Source of All BeingBut you blunder about as if your joints were untied AinvarThere is scolding then Menua points at the boy and yells Celebrate yourself and his bones obeyed He uit slumping he noticed for the first time how cleverly his hands worked One last bit of lecture from Menua and then these thoughts from Ainvar The chief druid never made an awkward gesture even when he scratched himself Every movement was fluid celebrating the ability to moveI was so impressed I even believed he farted musically Ainvar and his druid magic try to protect the people of Free Gaul from Caesar and his legions The final section of the book is full of their war seen here from the Gaul s point of view Specifically from the druid point of view At one point when a newly planted vineyard is destroyed by the enemy Ainvar says The polluted earth cried out to us begging to be healedWouldn t it be wonderful if there were still druids among us People who could feel and hear the earth understand its magic and try to make up for everything we humans have done to it I wonder if they would be successfulor has too much time passedI ve already started on the seuel to this book titled The Greener Shore I think it will make me wish even than this book did that I had the magic of the druids The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox untied AinvarThere is scolding then Menua points at the boy and yells Celebrate yourself and his bones obeyed He The Illusionists uit slumping he noticed for the first time how cleverly his hands worked One last bit of lecture from Menua and then these thoughts from Ainvar The chief druid never made an awkward gesture even when he scratched himself Every movement was fluid celebrating the ability to moveI was so impressed I even believed he farted musically Ainvar and his druid magic try to protect the people of Free Gaul from Caesar and his legions The final section of the book is full of their war seen here from the Gaul s point of view Specifically from the druid point of view At one point when a newly planted vineyard is destroyed by the enemy Ainvar says The polluted earth cried out to Planet of the Bugs us begging to be healedWouldn t it be wonderful if there were still druids among Fishes of the Open Ocean us People who could feel and hear the earth Out of Bounds (Boundaries, understand its magic and try to make Grass, Sky, Song up for everything we humans have done to it I wonder if they would be successfulor has too much time passedI ve already started on the seuel to this book titled The Greener Shore I think it will make me wish even than this book did that I had the magic of the druids

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Nd the warrior king they would attempt to rally the splintered Celtic tribes against the encroaching might of Rome. This book is fabulous It chronicles the ending of the height of the Druids as Ceasar brings into Gaul the ways of the Romans and their Christian religion This is the movie I would make if I had the money and talent

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Gaul Ainvar's talents would lead him to master the druid mysteries of thought healing and magic And with his frie. This is one of my favorite books by Morgan Llywelyn especially because it presents the untold perspective of the Gauls facing the invasion of Caesar Llewelyn does a superb job of combining historical fact into the story without making it a dry read which is proof why she is one of the master s of Celtic fiction She also does an excellent job of showing the human sides of the larger than life characters Ainvar and Vercingetorix who share a spiritual friendship often characterized by conflict and opposing views in the real world of stopping Caesar Two small complaints against this book which can be attributed to literary license Llywelyn s incorrect etymologies for names for example Vercingetorix as king of the world and her use of Irish names instead of Gaulish names for some of the characters But despite these two personal pet peeves a very well written and masterful tale full of magic hope determination and ultimately loss The Black Painting untold perspective of the Gauls facing the invasion of Caesar Llewelyn does a superb job of combining historical fact into the story without making it a dry read which is proof why she is one of the master s of Celtic fiction She also does an excellent job of showing the human sides of the larger than life characters Ainvar and Vercingetorix who share a spiritual friendship often characterized by conflict and opposing views in the real world of stopping Caesar Two small complaints against this book which can be attributed to literary license Llywelyn s incorrect etymologies for names for example Vercingetorix as king of the world and her Fire and Desire use of Irish names instead of Gaulish names for some of the characters But despite these two personal pet peeves a very well written and masterful tale full of magic hope determination and The Forgotten Memoir of John Knox ultimately loss