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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There IS a reality above and beyond what we experience and maybe back then they were more in tune. A bit dense at first, and a bit of a slow starter– it didn’t feel like the book had a “game changer” moment until slightly after the halfway point. 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 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 – 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.

View all noudica comments. There are an awful lot of unnecessarily hyphenated words in this book.

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

Breathtakingly good, it reveals the best and worst in all of us. Trivia About Dreaming the Eagl Filled with historical figures as well as fictional characters, it is an entralling read. Feminist, spiritual ‘in tune with mother nature’ noble savages vs. Mar 28, Gretchen rated it liked it. Not the boudicw way around. A truly remarkable story full of wonderful atmosphere… Intensely exciting, a tale of passion, courage and heroism against huge odds, which is intensely moving.

The style seems a bit more literary- Not quite a Hilary Mantel, but certainly in Mary Stewart’s league. That said – I have “Dreaming the bull” sitting right beside me to begin scottt soon as I post this review.


The opening chunk of this book is so I’m going to commit what may seem like a cardinal sin here and review the book before having read it all though for good reason. It was very descriptive and a bit long sometimes, I yearned for some action. This is not a quick read, the wording is smooth and reads fast but with all the information and action I had to slow down so I wouldn’t miss the historical meaning behind the story. 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.

It is historically extensive and creatively written. 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.

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. The lyric prose captivates, the characters ensnare. Hey, each to their own, I don’t begrudge people’s right to bed hop, whatever floats your boat, but I struggled with it in these Boudica books.

Scott takes great care to draw secondary characters and evoke the feel of first-century Britain. Preview — Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott. The Coming of the King Rome: I’m fascinated by Boudica story, but i couldn’t end this reading. Awesome book and awesome series.

It was open slather in Iceni land. Her real name is Breaca but later becomes known as Boudica – She who brings Victory.

Dreaming the Eagle

Dreaming the serpent spear, by Manda Scott”. Apr 17, Jane rated it really liked it Shelves: View Full Version of PW. Oct 18, H. But who were the old gods of our tribal past?


I always enjoy a good appendix discussing the historical data and choices made for the novel One of my favorite series. The book is sect Apparently this is a historical fiction but after reading it I think that more emphasis was placed on the fiction. I dedicated an hour to searching forums and sites that hadn’t boucica updated sinceand I found “Dreaming the Eagle.

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Well, I loved it.

Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle | Manda Scott

Gates of the Dead. It is still difficult to understand how a year-old girl can take down scottt grown male soldier, let alone a dozen, in battle.

Jul 27, Muslimah rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

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

But the suvivors among his own people still believe him dead at the hands of the now dead traitor Amminios – brother to Caradoc. I’m very impressed by the level of detail in the research. Dec 09, Trevor rated it did not like it. Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages.

Her subsequent novels, Night Maresthe Stronger than Death and No Good Deedfor which she was hailed as ‘one of Britain’s most important crime writers’ by The Times, were published by Headline and are now published, along with her other books, by Transworld Publishersan imprint of Random House. The Boudica series is highly recommended. I am enjoying this series more than the “Rome” series. I might try again with book 2 but frankly I’m bored beyond endurance right now and I’m barely even a third of the way in.

I’ve always enjoy reading Historical fiction and “Boudica” was a great addition focusing on a strong female figure.