The Beltane Choice “…combines a very human and personal story with a very believable vision of Late Iron Age society in Northern Britain.”
AD 71 Northern Roman Britain
Lorcan of the Brigantes knows that unity of the northern tribes is essential when the Ancient Roman legions advance northwards to Brigantia. Yet, everything comes at a price. Using his captive, Nara, as a political bargain with the Selgovae comes with impossible stipulations. Battle at Whorl – Iron Age tribes against the Romans – is inevitable.
Will Nara have her Beltane choice?
The adventures of the Garrigill Clan begin…
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I’m not sure what I was expecting when I started this book but it definitely wasn’t what I found between it’s pages! This was a fantastic historical novel with a wonderfully engaging romance at its centre.
The story is set in Roman Britain which is a period I always enjoy, especially as it’s so broad a subject. I hadn’t read much about when the Romans threatened the Celtic culture so found learning more about this very interesting. The author has obviously done a lot of research and I enjoyed the in-depth details that the author includes as it helped to set the scene vividly in my mind.
The two main characters in this book are wonderfully evoked and I enjoyed reading about their progression throughout the book. Nara starts off as a fierce warrior who would rather die than submit to the enemy, however by the end she has become a much softer, emotional person which was great to see. Lorcan also changes a lot going from a horny warrior to a man conflicted by demands of love and honour that are expected by his tribe.
This book starts of fairly slow but a twist early on helped to keep my attention and the book soon picked up pace as the story continues. I so enjoyed watching the story develop and felt sad when the book ended.
Huge thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Nancy Jardine writes contemporary mysteries; historical adventure fiction and time travel historical adventure. She regularly looks after her grandchildren so her garden can sometimes look quite creative. She’s a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, the Scottish Association of Writers, the Federation of Writers Scotland and the Historical Novel Society. She’s published by Crooked Cat Books and has delved into self publishing.