IN SEARCH OF THE CELTS
A historical novel by John H Pollard
SUBJECT AND SETTING OF THIS BOOK:
Who were the people known to the fifth century BC Greeks as the Celts? Where did they come from? Where did they go? Who were the Philistines? What happened to them when the Assyrians finally invaded Philistia to assume total control in 709BC? These, and other related questions have puzzled historians for many years. In this historical novel John Pollard gives the reader the benefit of his two years of research augmented by a vivid imagination. Facts gleaned from archaeology are blended with geographical truths and insight to create a story line covering the activities of the people we know as the Celts over almost 1200 years. Most of the leading characters such as Hannibal the Carthaginian, the Celt Vercingetorix and his nemesis, the Roman Consul-General Julius Caesar, are real and their actions are chronicled by near-contemporary historians. Others have been created by the author out of reasonable conjecture. This combination has created a gripping story which promotes and supports plausible answers to a number of previously unanswered questions.
In John Pollard's third novel, no one character dominates the narrative — only the Celts. Consistent with his background of a Classical education, the author starts this book with the sack of Troy in 1192BC and moves resolutely on through the following twelve centuries.
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO PURCHASE
ISBN: 978-1-906385-18-7 PAGES: 334 PRICE: £10 (UK) E11 (Eurozone) $17.50 (USA)
ALSO BY JOHN H POLLARD:
HELEN, QUEEN OF SPARTA
THE HOLIDAY OF A LIFETIME AUGUST 2014- GERMANY