The Greener Shore: A Novel of the Druids of Hibernia
by Morgan Llywelyn
Review by Harriet Klausner
Del Rey Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0345477669
Date: 30 May, 2006 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
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The Greener Shore, Ainvar looks back towards the land as he sails west with his three wives and other survivors on the vast sea knowing his side lost. The Romans defeated the druids and their followers devastated the clans that made up the Carnute tribe. Caesar destroyed the Sacred Grove and conquered Gaul in Druids. As he journeys to his new home in exile on the island of Eriu, a place those invaders call Hibernia because they stupidly believe it is winter year round, Ainvar sadly knows he can never go home not even to die for that place no longer exists. Adding to his melancholy, he ponders what he and his mostly dead peers could have done differently as the Roman swords proved mightier than the Druid intellect. Only his wise senior wife Briga seems to understand his depressed mood as the others are into their personal woes.
(Source: Del Rey)