In some respects, Markale reveals much about the Druids. In other areas he seemed to quote more from others' views than his own.I found his opinion of New Age and Wiccan attempts to co-opt Druid traditions,enlightening.He clarifies the observances and sacred elements well. A good read.
A profound and daring exploration of the nature of the druids and druidry based upon the evidence of archeology, literature and folklore, elucidated by one of the best minds of our time. While the explorations are at times spell-binding, Mr Markale does not suffer fools lightly and there are many evidences in his book of his sharp mind and tongue. Not for the faint of heart or those already wed to romantic notions of what the druids should have been. A work of the most astute scholarship, an inspiration to read.