Legend of the Celtic Stone

Legend of the Celtic Stone

by Michael R. Phillips

Andrew rediscovers his heritage through the story of Ginevra Maclain, the Maiden of Glencoe, and the Christian Patriarch Columba, who brought the faith to the Scottish Highlands.

In his exploration, Andrew finds out he can love again.

  • Series: Caledonia
  • Language: English
  • Category: Historical
  • Rating: 3.91
  • Pages: 400
  • Publish Date: July 1st 1999 by Bethany House Publishers
  • Isbn10: 0764222503
  • Isbn13: 9780764222504

What People Think about "Legend of the Celtic Stone"

What a long book, not because of the number of pages, I've read longer, but because of the lack of pace of the story. The author went back and forth between the present day and ancient history, which was difficult to follow, like reading two or more books. The other major problem this reader has with the book, is the lack of clarity in presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Easier to fight than to live and work together.'" "'In unity is brotherhood.'" "'How fragile is unity, how easily broken.' 'Unity is a high thing for men to seek...But when they forget brotherhood, it is undone.'" "'But remember, it is only through brotherhood that we will be capable of keeping it (the land).

I don't share this author's appreciation for Michener, whom I think was just simply too verbose for words, but although this book (actually two books in one) is long, I do appreciate his amazing research and sharing of Celtic history, and I did enjoy both stories and all the characters.

Excellent read, especially history buffs - answered some questions I have had about the Scottish people and their land.

In the opening pages of the book, the author admits the content is more of a parable and says that the historical inaccuracies were unintentional. I believe this book is more about fantasy, fairy tale, imaginations, allegories, and speculative fiction. The greatest historical Book, as well as the greatest contemporary Book and accurate prophetic Book, is the Bible and reading it you can learn so many things, spiritual, history, science, timelines, right now, the future, infinity, etc. You can read right in the Bible what early mankind was like. You can even see at the Tower of Babel that there was building/construction going on, and then there were many languages, so communication, words, concepts of words, and the ability to think was in place right from the beginning with Adam and Eve. Concepts and traditions are passed down through generations. The fantasy conclusions and imaginations of the author misinterpreted history and the way it would be based on what we know from the Bible. If you want history, read the Bible, it's way more interesting - and it's accurate. We prefer historical fiction to have history rather than a convoluted mix of fantasy, fairy tale, and myths.

Andrew, through an old sheepherder who has lived on his parent's estate all of his ,remembers the stories told when he was a boy, but revisits them again. The author of course did not take this from written history but rather from what has been discovered about the people of the time. But here it's written as a story, and you see into The Wanderer, his wife and his son as they and their sons and daughters in the future become the people of Scotland - the Celts. Thus I have read quite a bit of Scottish history and legend and ran into pieces of it throughout this book. There were many places and people in this book that are in The Bridei Chronicles. I read another book that I can't remember the name of about a woman jailed as a witch who was involved with Glencoe and there is a mystical young woman in this story I suspect is the same. Meantime the present day mystery and Andrew's situation in parliament where Scotland is a huge controversy remains a question and there is a second book to find out more about that.