Call of the Druids by Fiona Tarr

The premise of this book is intriguing: Ariel, a Jewish priestess and niece of King David, is sent on a mysterious quest by the angel Raziel. Not to a far-off country, but to a period a thousand years later, at the height of the Roman Empire, and shortly after the Crucifixion of the Jewish Messiah. The customs of the time are savage but an elderly Druid woman with supernatural powers realises Ariel has been commissioned with a crucial task and ensures she is not molested.

I’m afraid I broke off reading after eleven chapters, because I was frustrated by the unrefined prose and the many SPAG errors. Which is why I can’t rate this book any higher. I do wish indie authors would take the trouble to have their works professionally edited before publishing.

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