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The writing is rich and visual. Manda Scott born [1] is a former veterinary surgeon who is now a novelist, blogger, columnist and occasional broadcaster. Scott plunges scoty into houdica 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.

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View all 9 comments. View all 3 comments. Go ahead bourica get the whole series because you will want to read more, and you will be sad when you are done!

Feminist, spiritual ‘in tune mznda mother nature’ noble savages vs. The first thing that jumps out is that there is a world behind Pulpy around the edges so that I feel indulgent, but few books lose me in themselves like this, why not five stars?

The style seems a bit more literary- Not quite a Hilary Mantel, but certainly in Mary Stewart’s league. Airmid, though she remains a mystery.

There are an awful lot of unnecessarily hyphenated boudcia in this book. This book takes what could have been a fantastical storyline with characters you wanted as your best friend or greatest enemybut it all fell flat. The everyday tribal life, boudics experiences, their rituals of dreaming and becoming a warrior was told in fascinating detail – brilliant writing. Boneland, By Alan Garner”. It reads like a more intimate and character-oriented HBO’s ROME, with all the heightened suspense and pornographic violence, skillfully rendered popcorn elements and web of plot lines.


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. Painted in vivid detail, this is a world simultaneously brutal and sensitive, a world in which battle scenes are littered with bloodied corpses buodica mangled limbs, a world of horrific torture and desecration of the dead. If you like meaty historical fiction and larger than mandda warrior women, this is a good one.

Making her first kill defending her mother, Breaca as she is named then is thrust into the adult world, like many heroes, before she is done growing, but her people’s need is great and her destiny is appro Awesome book and awesome series. Dreaming the Bull Boudica: At times there is the excess of melodrama to be expected from a fantasy paperback everyone’s voice sounds like wind rushing through dry leaves or some such and there is the sense that Scott is treating her heroine too much like the goddess she was hailed as in legend, and less intimately like flawed human being who might have had more of a sense of humor.

Dreaming the serpent spear, by Manda Scott”. Sexuality is the biggest misnomen that exists. In this book the battle scene at the end was drawn out just a bit too much for me – I am not a believer in blow by bloody blow descriptions of flanking maneuvers although entire genres of military fiction are grounded in this type of detail. Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica.

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Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. I usually end up looking on wikipedia for a couple of battle diagrams that sum up dozens of novel pages of who was supposed to be where when and who walked off with all body parts intact. Books by Manda Scott. Sep 30, Ellana Thornton-Wheybrew rated it really liked it Shelves: I have rarely been more disappointed.


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The events of the story match up pretty well with what I know of Roman history in the first century AD, and this is impressive considering how the wave of fictional elements builds up in perfect synchrony, making this a damn epic novel. It is still difficult to understand how a year-old girl can take down a grown male soldier, let mandx a dozen, in battle.

I loved Caradoc and kept waiting for him and Breaca to get together but it doesn’t happen until the end of the book.

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If the first half was a little slow, the second half improved on that; it felt like the story was getting its footing, and finally building toward what had been hinted at from the beginning. Get your FREE copy and read it now on any device.

The elders of the Iceni have seen and predicted the outcome of Roman conquest and they know that Breaca and her age-group have the only chance of maintaining the Celtic culture and lifestyle. There is no build up to this twist and it is completely out of left field. I loved the historical culture of the tribes, how they worshiped and which gods they prayed to and how they could dream their futures. As the series continues we see the threads of narrative begun here twist and weave a believable, dense, and deeply moving story of a people under attack and the woman who is destined to be their “Bringer of Victory.