In 6th century Ireland, Christianity and Paganism co-exist and Brigit is a young woman training as the Druid’s apprentice, but her limited experience is causing her problems as the Druid’s health is failing she has to try and take his place. With storms destroying the land and crops and Brigit unable to appease the gods, she decides to leave and to travel to the Sun Palace to meet her father for the first time. With secrets about her mother’s disappearance, Brigit’s future is uncertain.
The Sun Palace is a historical fiction novel which I tried to get into but couldn’t. There was nothing wrong with it, it was just not my cup of tea. However, it is very obvious from this book that the author has done her research about 6th century Ireland.
Brigit is a sweet girl with the weight of the world on her shoulders and she is desperate to find out more about where she came from. There are lot of secondary characters in this book and, apart from her best friend Geileis, they were hard to distinguish from each other.
The Sun Palace is not a bad book, just not for me.