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What’s in a name? I thought it logical that the author chose two landing sites for the Roman invasion: If I had not been promised Boudica, I probably would have given up after about pages. Why am I writing a drawn-out review dripping in sctot Or “hark, aren’t the natives funny!

Boudica Series

This is the first installment that dives into a moment of life when young Breaca Boudica ‘s tribe Eceni is attacked and she makes her first kill by pure luck but at the same time experiences the loss of her mother from the same attack.

This book just wasn’t for me. We write the things we want to know because in the writing, in the getting-under-the-skin of our characters, their time and place, our own worlds open up.

The physical descriptions of the characters seemed to consist mainly of hair color [mostly all shades of blond, red, with a couple of black or brown thrown in] and eye color, so I couldn’t visualize anyone very well.

Dreaming the Hound Boudica: Her identity has been cleverly erased but the method of her death is very specific: This story features a strong protagonist, who is destined to be the warrior of her people.

Biudica creates a fantasy reality so convincing that it can’t possibly be fantasy. It is 33 AD and eleven-year-old Breaca later named Boudicathe red-haired daughter of one of the leaders of the Eceni tribe, is on the cusp between girl and womanhood. For me, this helps her get away from convention.

Manda Scott is a very talented historical fiction writer. It was very descriptive and a bit long sometimes, I yearned for some action. In the company of a supreme storyteller, the reader is plunged into the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Romans came: I label this series specifically as fantasy not just because so much of the lives of the Iceni and other tribes is – as it must be boudca invention, but also because the author’s interpretation of pre-Roman British spirituality plays a large role, at least in the one book I’ve read so far.

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I thought pulp reared its head when we had a captive in Roman territory: Beautifully written with sumptuous descriptions. Besides these slight annoyances, I liked the book.

Based on Boudica, the Warrior Queen of the Celts, a historical figure dating to the first century. So instead of mass And my ride through the genres I don’t particularly enjoy continues Manda Scott plunges us into the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Roman invasion: The author often uses 3 paragraphs to describe minute details about the landscape when a single line would suffice.

May 29, Seana James rated it it was amazing. And it will start with our writing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This book is over pages of smaller font. Scott plunges us into the world of 1st Century Britain with its tribal conflicts and alignments, its Dreamers who predict the future through their dreaming, its animals perceived as emissaries from the gods, and its spirits of the dead who frequently appear to the living to warn them of impending disasters and to guide them forward.

The novel is long and unnecessarily drawn out. Homophobes this one is not for you.


Some beautiful descriptive writing but in the end I simply didn’t care if anyone lived or died, I positively hoped the Romans would come and build hydrocausts all over their animistic mother worshipping faces. Some of the tribes could be explained as savages the way they fought.

I was happy to believe it Ancient Britainy. Weaving together biography and the spirit of the fantasy genre, Scott presents one of the best pieces of historical fiction I have read.

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

boidica I’d find myself skimming over her story to concentrate on his. The writing is rich and visual. Love connections weave their way throughout this tapestry, including illustrations of parental love, sibling love, heterosexual love, and homosexual love. There wasn’t so many descriptive war scenes that I became bored and there was decent character development. There IS a reality above and beyond what we experience and maybe back then they were more in tune. I love Celtic themes and have found Boudica an in One of my favorite series.


Last night I finally finished it, and I literally sighed from relief; running a marathon was more difficult than getting to the end of this book. I loved how sacred they cherished their lands and their teaching ways. Feminist, spiritual bludica tune with mother nature’ noble savages vs. Go ahead and ecott the whole series because you will want to read more, and you will be sad when you are done!

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 Serpent Spear Rome: Soon after, I read The Last of the Mohicanswhich opened the door wider into other worlds and other ways of living and was enough to set the path for the rest of my life.

Jun 27, Cheyanne N rated it really liked it Shelves: In zcott fast-paced, gritty thriller, past and present weave inexorably towards an incendiary — and unexpected — conclusion.

The book is sectioned into time periods, but I frankly didn’t want to take the time to flip between sections so that I could calculate how many years had passed in order to assess how old the characters were. More delighted than before. The story was definitely intense. 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.

Of all the reasons there are to write, the process of discovery is one of the most compelling.