nesum_1 reviewed this|about 6 years ago
I am honestly torn about this book, but it is my own fault rather than that of Lawhead. I was expecting much more of Ireland, much more of St. Patrick's evangelism of the people. Rather, this is a book about how Patrick got to the place where he would become the great evangelist that he was.Of course, it is largely speculation. Too little is known of the historical Patrick to be anything but. The story itself was very interesting, and I am almost certain that I would have enjoyed it more had I not come in with such expectations about the plot.But as the whole thing settles into my mind, I am beginning to like it more. The plot really is first rate, and the characters very interesting. The change in Succat (Patrick) is believeable and interesting. Lawhead's settings are alive, from Britain, to Ireland, to Gaul, to Rome.In the end, I must recommend it, but not without the warning that this is not the story of a priest in Ireland. It is about the making of a priest.