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The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie
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Aug 24, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in July, 2009

Very long, meaty historical fiction novel about the daughter of the chieftain of an early Germanic tribe, the Chattians, as they try to resist being conquered by the Roman Empire. Admirable amount of interesting historical detail about the times and a main character that you care about enough to stick with her for 700+ pages as her life undergoes many trials and tribulations... there is romance in this book, and you root for it, but I found it a tiny bit lacking... not enough time spent on developing the romance in my opinion. But entertaining nonetheless, suspenseful, and I would definitely read any sequels. Great first novel!

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