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Warriors

by Barbara Galler-Smith and Josh Langston   PREVIOUS CATALOG PAGE   BOOK LIST   NEXT CATALOG PAGE 

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Warriors

Part three of the DRUIDS trilogy.

The final book of the DRUIDS trilogy tells a tumultuous tale of the Druidic battle to save their tribes, to protect their children and to preserved their culture, as the brutal soldiers of Julius Caesarís army invades their lands.

History is written by victors,
but the vanquished also have a powerful tale to tell.

In 57 BC the Druidic men and women of ancient Gaul banded together to battle against Julius Caesarís campaign to rule the world.

Though the Gauls also faced hostile and bloody conflicts within their own tribes, they worked together to fight against the Roman invasion.

Remarkably, though war was an integral part of their everyday life, they found ways to celebrate their Druidic traditions and act on their most tender passions for life.

About Barbara Galler-Smith

Barbara Galler-Smith resides in Edmonton with John, her fabulously supportive husband, and two incredibly cute Yorkshire terriers. After a hiatus from everything but working for money and pet care brochures, she returned to the quirky world of writing science fiction and fantasy.

She's a member of Edmonton's Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer's Group. "The Cult of Pain", and co-founder, with writer-editor Ann Marston, of the emerging new writers group, "The Scruffies" (named for a group-written story's main character, not for their personal conditions). She's also busy editing with On Spec magazine. [MORE]

About Josh Langston

A graduate of Georgia State University with a degree in Journalism, Josh’s writing tastes quickly shifted away from non-fiction. His short stories have been published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. When not writing fiction, Josh develops multi-media presentations about Georgia’s past for historical societies around the state. [MORE]


Praise

“At last, the gripping conclusion to the epic historical fantasy saga started in DRUIDS is here! WARRIORS tells the tumultuous story of love, betrayal and sacrifice that will leave readers breathless, and clamoring for more!” — Lezli Robyn

“Warriors — all the glory of Rome, the courage of resistance, bound in magic, struggle and hope. Be transported.” — Jay Caselberg

“Vivid and intriguing historical fantasy” — S.M.Stirling

“At last! The third volume in the stunning series is here! Galler-Smith and Langston are terrific writers. Enjoy.” — Robert J. Sawyer

“Blood, lust, magic, and Julius Caesar. What more could you want?” — Mike Resnick


Reviews

"This is one of the most enjoyable historical romances Iíve ever read. The fictional characters are well drawn and interesting, and the historical ones anchor the story. Instead of bemoaning the destruction, the authors present the valor, the resilience, and the skills of their protagonists. There is also a neat twist at the end which history buffs may see coming, but most readers will find an elegant surprise." — Chris R. Paige, reviewer


"Excellent book from an excellent series! I didn't know much about Druids except for a few obscure facts gleaned by other books, but this book is the final book in the trilogy. Julius Cesar now has more power, about 20 years later from the beginning of the second book and the Britannic tribes are divided as to the course of action. All the old characters from the previous books are here, plus the younger generation and their exploits. MUST READ THIS BOOK!" — Amos, Good Reads


"Just finished reading Warriors: good news, I got to enjoy another trip to a beautifully developed could- have-been history; bad news, this is the last book in the trilogy.

In Warriors, the authors bring to the inevitable conclusion the intertwined stories started in Druids and continued in Captives. As foreshadowed in the clash of the ancient Druid culture with the aggressively growing Roman Empire in Druids, and made explicit in Julius Caesar's threat of genocide in Captives, we are made to witness in Warriors, through the eyes of the vanquished, the destruction of the proud tribes of Gaul. By immersion in the lives and hopes of desperate tribes-people and Druids, the authors seduce the reader into a poignant optimism at odds with the historical context. In the face of the bitter truth, this final installment of the trilogy brings together the threads connecting the characters the reader has come to care about, leaving just enough hope for the fading Druid way of life to make us regret that the story has come to an end. Or has it?

If you like a little fantasy in your history, read this book (and if you haven't read Druids and Captives yet, get busy). The only good thing about the trilogy being complete is that we can give it as a gift set to our friends this Christmas. If you want to share but you're too "frugal" to buy books for your friends, call your library and make sure it gets this trilogy, then recommend it to your friends and get almost as much credit as the gift would have gotten you." — Ron Johnson, Good Reads


"First there was Druids, followed by Captives, and finally Warriors has arrived. This trilogy is mind bending in many ways. The historical details coupled with the story line of the Druids, Galatians, Roman's, and others some 2,000 years ago makes one compare it to our more recent history. The parallel is there although I don't believe that was an intent of the authors."

"Warriors kept me totally engrossed to the point that I could not put it down, let alone get anything else done. The vast number of characters that accompany druid Mallec and driad Rhonwen through their journey was carried out with tremendous detail. I could almost feel myself in their presence as I read along. As the legend goes: history does repeat itself. What the Romans did back then is amazing in many ways, but the cost in human lives and the ways it was done will awaken many. This trilogy should be offered to schools and colleges for their libraries. I am already searching history venues for more info on this period of life and I thank the Druid Trilogy for bringing this to my attention." — Lloyd Wayne, Good Reads


"Having devoured "Druids" and "Captives" I eagerly waited for the publication of the final novel in the Druids trilogy. "Warriors" did not disappoint, it just took too long to get here! I finally got closure for the heart-wrenching struggles of the Gauls against the villainous Caesar. This historical fantasy was the best I've ever read. The characters age subtly - they do not remain static. Mallec in particular becomes stodgy, set in his ways. Character development was especially fine-tuned. Mallec is shaken from his solemnly-ordered world and exhibits stress and frustration as a long-held secret is revealed to him. Rhonwen achieves a maturity and grace befitting a driad and asserts her independence boldly. If you do not know these characters yet, wait to read this book until you have read the first two. You need the background and the development of these characters toward what they become in "Warriors." The story has all the elements one looks for in an epic novel plus twists and turns of the plot and an ending that only can be called 'brilliant.'" — K. Boyce, amazon


"This was an acutally an awesome ending, the authors left no details unfinished. If you are a Celtic History lover, even if you are not, these are a must, the author's really did their homework on this series, I have not read any other books or series that go into the daily living of the Celtics like they did, kudos to you both, job excellently done!" — daphchav, amazon


"Just finished reading "Warriors": good news, I got to enjoy another trip to a beautifully developed could-have-been history; bad news, this is the last book in the trilogy."

"In "Warriors," the authors bring to the inevitable conclusion the intertwined stories started in "Druids" and continued in "Captives." As foreshadowed in the clash of the ancient Druid culture with the aggressively growing Roman Empire in "Druids," and made explicit in Julius Caesar's threat of genocide in "Captives," we are made to witness in "Warriors," through the eyes of the vanquished, the destruction of the proud tribes of Gaul. By immersion in the lives and hopes of desperate tribespeople and Druids, the authors seduce the reader into a poignant optimism at odds with the historical context. In the face of the bitter truth, this final installment of the trilogy brings together the threads connecting the characters the reader has come to care about, leaving just enough hope for the fading Druid way of life to make us regret that the story has come to an end. Or has it?"

"If you like a little fantasy in your history, read this book (and if you haven't read "Druids" and "Captives" yet, get busy). The only good thing about the trilogy being complete is that we can give it as a gift set to our friends this Christmas. If you want to share but you're too "frugal" to buy books for your friends, call your library and make sure it gets this trilogy, then recommend it to your friends and get almost as much credit as the gift would have gotten you." — Ronald F. Johnson, amazon


"Rich in historical detail and epic in scope: the Celtic tribes battle the Romans. I now really hate Julius Caesar! I liked how the magical element--woadsleep--was used in this book. I liked the romance between Arienne and Dunn, though Rhonwen remains my favourite character." — Nicole Luiken, amazon


Books in this series:

  • Druids (Part One of the trilogy)
  • Captives (Part Two of the trilogy)
  • Warriors (Part Three of the trilogy)

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