In AD 79, the ruthless governor of Roman Britain turns his attention to his country's last unconquered territory: the land which will one day become Scotland. Rhiann, a courageous and beautiful Scottish princess and priestess scarred by her violent past, is doomed by her noble blood to a forced marriage that aims to protect the freedom of her people. But with war and chaos looming, and the arrival of an enigmatic Irish prince who seeks an alliance to regain his throne, Rhiann is drawn into an unexpected journey of the spirit and heart, and will learn the true purpose of her life.
In the vein of Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Mists of Avalon, The White Mare mixes war, romance, honor, sacrifice, Celtic magic and the passionate desire for freedom from tyranny. The first book in the Dalriada Trilogy is a must-read for fans of historical fiction, fantasy and ancient folklore.