A journey form Shetland to Cornwall gloriously reveals the nature and history of the Celts.
'The Sea Kingdoms' is a narrative history based on a journey from Shetland, down the west coast of Scotland taking in the Isle of Man and the Outer Hebrides, across to Ireland, back to Anglesey and the west Welsh coast, back to Ireland again and finally to Cornwall. The heart of the book, however, is the journey Moffat ventures on into the oral histories, legends and known events of the Celts and their past.
It's narrative soaked in legend, myth, sensuality, tragedy and gore. In Moffat's masterful hands, all these apparently disparate stories, fragments of history and myth come together to give the most powerful representation yet of the race which has repeatedly changed history as we know it.