A Roman And A Celt by April E Claridge is a fascinating historical novel that consumed me from the start.
The novel is a mixture of factual, and happenings from a series of dreams by the author – which she later researched and found to be accurate. The whole novel is woven together seamlessly, creating an exciting and comprehensive account of life in Roman Britain from AD 57.
It was a time of invasion and battles, many of which were brutal.
We see that love happens where it will as an understanding of marriage is replaced by a love match.
The action is seen in the first person through the eyes of Dana, a Celt. She is plucky, brave and likable.
A Roman And A Celt has pencil drawings throughout, enabling the reader to ‘see’ the characters. There are also present day photos of the ancient sites mentioned in the novel.
A Roman And A Celt was an exciting read that educates whilst entertaining.