“The second book in Dan Duffield’s trilogy about the most ancient and famous of Ireland’s high kings and his progeny. The writing style is accessible and personal. Not over-produced. The feel is very much that of listening to a 5th century story teller around a campfire.” Amazon customer November 4, 2016
This story continues with Niall’s descendants. It mixes historical fact with fiction while revealing a bit of fantasy in the back story that influences the characters. In the first book of the series, Patricus was captured as a young boy by High King Niall of Eriu land in one of his pirate raids of Roman Britain. The story continues as the young boy who had been a slave to a druid master and is freed after seven years returning to Britain to finish studying to become a priest in the church. Then one night, Patricus had a dream where he felt called by God to return to Eriu land and spread his Christian faith among the pagans Eriu people. When he arrives on Eriu land, he comes face to face with the ruling sons of Niall, druids, and witches that he battles in his attempts to evangelize the emerald isle.
An unlikely hero named Dovsfield arises to assist the priest in his efforts at facing the ruling pagans of the old, Eriu ways. But, Dovsfield has secrets that he himself doesn’t yet know. Secrets that unfold as the forest spirits guide him to his destiny to stand and fight against the tyrants that rule the land; a battle that unleashes the rise of Christianity in Eriu.