Book I of Avalon series. Eilan, daughter of the Druids, is destined to serve as a virgin priestess in the Forest House of Avalon; Gaius, son of a Roman father and British mother, serves with the legions. Trapped  between a love that cannot be permitted and duty to their irreconcilable cultures, their heart and minds are in turmoil as Rome and the tribes clash in the bitter struggle for Britain. Yet it is foretold by High Priestess Caillean that from the tragic union of Eagle and Dragon will come, one day, a defender of the land.   Also published as The Forests of Avalon