The Flight of the Sorceress

The Flight of the Sorceress
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011


I had no idea how cool the setting for this novel was until I read one of the other reviews and realized that this was set at the beginning of the end for the Roman Empire. The time period (Britain ~410 AD) was almost post apocalyptic to a lot of people in Britain with the Roman Empire abandoning the British Isles and the old ways clashing with Christianity and that sort of thing.
The setting is really exciting.
The characters are extremely well done and one finds oneself really getting to know them and fear for their fate as the novel progresses.
There is also a lot of really intelligent discourse between characters in the book and a lot of it is highly relevant to modern society. That may be what I am enjoying the most. Modern elements viewed from the "safety" of the distant past. As one reads some of the conflicts about religion, women's (and minority) rights and notions on acceptance and/or blind hatred, one can see how the lessons in Flight of the Sorceress can be applied to life in 2011.
I picked this book up to better explore Britain in 400AD. I have found a meticulously researched historical fiction novel that is both captivating and thought provoking.
Well done! 
Joel Gates, NC. Green Gates

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