- Author Bernard Cornwell
It’s set an age ago, when tribes killed each other and sacrificed to the gods to keep famine from striking them each winter and to bring them strong and healthy sons each summer. It’s a story of three sons who battle it out to rule the tribe, to appease the gods and to bring a temple across from another land. A temple of stone.
Lengar, the evil brother, you really hate him and he gets what he deserves. His name is the only one on the back cover but bizarrely his brother Saban is the book’s main focus. He’s the good guy and your genuine pre-history hero. Also, Camaban, the other brother, a little eccentric, you might say.
Bernard Cornwell is a great writer and I love his books but I find the details about stones or archaeology or battles a little much. It was okay, readable but not one I would throw at somebody else demanding they read it.