The Owl of the Durotriges
Britain’s tribal leaders hold to an uneasy truce imposed upon them by the Druids. It won’t take much for this truce to be abandoned and war to break out. It is against this backdrop of turmoil that we meet the characters given voice by Yassmin Sanders.
Told in the first person, each character is given time on the page with chapters devoted specifically to them. Surprisingly, the stories do not overlap which allows each set to be fresh. The characters are deep and engaging and despite an initially slow start, the book is absorbing and it doesn’t take long before you find yourself wanting to read on to find out what’s happened to a certain character. This is a page turner and a thoroughly enjoyable read.
The original edition had a few production errors: spacing issues that made the layout a little uncomfortable to read, for instance, and the map at the front was a little lacking in detail, plus a few anachronistic words such as “parley”; “discussion” would have been a better word?
However, the author has now addressed these issues, undertaken a thorough re-edit – and commissioned a new, more eye-catching cover, so well done Ms Sanders for taking on board constructive criticism, and re-releasing what is an incredibly good story that is well worth reading!