The author brings ancient Celtic mythology to the modern reader, and Sterart's voice is clearly present in the book. Illustrations of artifacts mingle with bold representations of legendary heroic figures. Liberties are taken with the tale of Merlin the Prophet, which may or may not appeal to the purist at heart. If the reader is at all familiar with this wonderful and rich era of oral tradition, "Celtic Myths and Legends" will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf. A more definitive and traditional volume would appeal to the newcomer, perhaps.