Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica Quadrilogy (Paperback)) (Boudica Trilogy) [Manda Scott] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. First in Manda Scott’s Boudica: Dreaming series. Druids and dreamers, warriors and hunters, round houses, horses and hounds. And then the Romans invade. Scottish writer Scott has already turned out three crime novels, but this is her debut historical fiction, the first in an ambitious trilogy about the life of Boudica, the.

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This is a wonderful book-and the foundation for the saga that comes next. We are experiencing technical difficulties.

If you like meaty historical fiction and larger than life warrior women, this is a good one. Wow ,anda an intense and graphically defined journey into the life of a Celtic Queen called Boudica.

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Published May 27th by Dell first published November 30th Her real name is Breaca but later becomes known as Boudica – She who brings Victory. Born and educated in GlasgowScotland, [2] she trained at the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine and now lives and works in Shropshire. Amminios traitor – he was one to hate and he was a back stabber and ruthless, he raped, enslaved young boys, murdered for no reason, and he was for Rome.

I am enjoying this series more than the “Rome” series. Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica. By the time I was finished I couldn’t wait to get to the next one, in my case basically because characterization is VERY important in a great series of books.

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Her first novel, Hen’s Teethhailed by Fay Weldon as ‘a new voice for a new world’ was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. View all 8 comments.


Overly contrived and obvious plot devices, no real sense of character – characters only described by hair and eye colour, or she tells us ‘the Although I really enjoy books about Britain and their battles to free themselves from ancient Rome’s rule, this book was very hard to get into and I did not enjoy it.

Want to Read saving…. These issues aside, I liked this book and gave it 4 stars. I dedicated an hour to searching forums and sites that hadn’t been updated sinceand I found “Dreaming the Eagle. Also, the “denseness” might simply be a matter of personal taste; I don’t read a lot of historical fiction, so what I see as dense details might feel like “richly detailed” to others.

Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica, #1) by Manda Scott

I loved how sacred they cherished their lands and their teaching ways. In fact, I think I may have even hugged it for a while after finishing it. Manda Scott combin Boudica: This story takes forever to get even remotely interesting and I found I had to force myself to keep reading until the end of chapters. What happens when the betrayals of the past ripple through to the present? Breaca’s journey to adulthood is fraught with tragedy and strife and with the underlying urgency of a culture threatened with death.

She creates a fantasy reality so convincing that it can’t possibly be fantasy.

Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle | Manda Scott

Oct 14, C rated it it was ok Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages.

I’ve always enjoy reading Historical fiction and “Boudica” was a great addition focusing on a strong female figure. The Boudica series is highly recommended. I would have liked to be there. Download the First Chapter Free. I think that overall the characters were well developed, but there were some times when the timeline did not work well for me. Do not read this book. There are only two things that I didn’t like about this book and the other books in this series although I have only read 2 and a half of them so far.


Open Preview See a Problem? Refresh and try again. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The romances were a nice break from the mayhem and were more fluid, open and not necessarily heterosexual. December A re-read. Dreaming the Eagle is full of brilliantly realised, luminous scenes as the narrative sweeps effortlessly from the epic — where battle scenes are huge, bloody, and action-packed — to the intimate. Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott is the first of four books on the life of Boudica of the Eceni tribe, the female Celtic warrior who defended Britain against the invading Roman army beginning in the year 43 C.

Hardcoverpages. Have lesbian writers cracked the male-dominated crime”. Boudica wasn’t called Boudica till the end of the book where sh! The novel is long and unnecessarily drawn out. Battlefield mayhem and unrestrained brutality were off-putting for this wimp, but we modern ones can appreciate that in those times the peoples reverence for and attunement to an earth sustained spiritualism and governance marshaled an admirable multi-tribal resistance.