The regular Deeping audience is, for the most part, unfamiliar with his Uther and Igraine, and it is with that book, that this new novel belongs, like it as historical novel laid in fourth-century Britain. There is a suggestion of Maurice Howlett in the rhythm of the tale -- a love story against an age of unrest, when bands of Christians were crowding the Roman power to the wall. Goraint has rescued a lovely orphan and put her in the care of a Roman matron. A fanatical Christian Bishop leads his band to the household and they seize the girl. She escapes, when the Bishop attacks her -- is recaptured -- escapes again. And finally, Goraint's wife having died, they are reunited. Sheer romance and good entertainment. More appeal for men than the average Deeping novel.