The pace is slow, largely focused on preparing for war, and there’s not a lot of exposition. You are thrown right into the story and it’s hard to follow what is going on. I found it difficult to keep track of all the similar sounding Irish names. It’s very focused on the build up to the war, and drags at multiple points. I found the most interesting parts to be when Keelin was training to be a priestess. The rest of the story bored me.
I expected this story to be more based in Irish folklore and fantasy, but this is more focused on war and the threat of invading Roman troops. There was some fantasy thrown in, but it was not as prevalent as I expected. The story is told in third person from multiple perspectives.