2010 Re-Issue: The Mistletoe and Sword by Anya Seton

US & UK Release Date:  June 1, 2010

SYNOPSIS:  Young Quintus Tullius, standard bearer with the Ninth Roman Legion serving in Britain, is ready to begin his quest for the bones of his great-grandfather who died 17 years before—bones that the Druids who haunt Stonehenge watch over. But first he falls in love with Regan, the beautiful and mystifying foster daughter of Boadicea, warrior queen of the Icenians and instigator of the historic, bloody rebellion of the British tribes against Rome. With its suspenseful battle scenes, its mysticism and romance, this absorbing tale makes ancient history excitingly contemporary.

Since this is a re-issue I would love to know if someone out there has read it and can tell us how it was?!  Thanks!




  1. I have a really old copy of this book without the cover, so I'm really excited to get the newer one!

    I thought this book was really well written and brings forth a lot of the mysticism surrounding Stonehenge. Although I enjoyed reading it and encourage any fan of Seton's to give it a go, I don't think it really compares well with her other novels, namely 'Katherine', 'Green Darkness' and 'Avalon'.

  2. Wow - the new cover edition is definitely prettier than the old one :D
    I'm really curious about it now - but I can't find that many reviews for it on GR...

  3. It sounds familiar but I am 50 and I have read soooooooo many books it's hard to remember them all.
    I know it is one I would be likely to pick up.

  4. I ahve not had the chance to read it yet. But I love stonehenge and have visited many times so I can't wait for your review! I hope it's as good as the plot summary.

  5. She wrote an amazing range of historical fiction. I think I should devote a couple of months just to reading her books!

  6. I will be looking forward to this! Love the cover, it seems to change as you look at it, and it keeps drawing you in. I first noticed Stonehenge, then the woman's profile, then the sky which is lovely. Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Sounds lovely. Maybe someday I'll read Katherine that has been sitting on my shelf for a few years. Bad Jenny ;)

  8. I have a really old, worn out copy of this book. I like the new cover!


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