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Books by Manda Scott. More importantly, how do we write? The novel is long and unnecessarily drawn out. Mar 25, Terri rated it really liked it Shelves: I know lives back then had a certain boring routine to them and the highlight of the day was taking care of grandma but the pace of the story wasn’t for me. 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. A gripping prequel to A Treachery of Spies.

Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. Very little is known about Boudica, or indeed about any of the inhabitants of Britain prior to the Roman conquest, and most of what is known, come to us through the eyes of the victorious Romans, who looked at the British tribes and saw barbarians.

Dreaming the Eagle

Dreaming the Bull Boudica: The sons of the Sun Hound, also known as 3 different tribes. Overall, a solid start to the series! Pulpy around the edges so that I feel indulgent, but few books lose me in themselves like this, why not five stars?

This page was last edited on 24 Augustat Apparently this is a historical fiction but after reading it I think that more emphasis was placed on the fiction. The truth is so much more interesting, but in the past and in the present day, there are people who will kill to keep the myth alive. A door open to a time predominantly biased topic, written of by Romanesque scholars and deniers of Celtic culture. Manda Scott offers shamanic dreaming workshops.


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.

I look forward to reading the second installment to learn of Boudica and Caradoc’s life and children. Sometimes I have stupid feelings. I have read the entire series.

Filled with historical figures as well as fictional characters, it is an entralling read. Manda Scott has written an exciting novel immersing us mandq her fictional re-imagining of the life and times of Celtic Britain and the boudoca woman credited with challenging the Roman Empire. 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 perfec Weaving together biography and the spirit of the fantasy genre, Scott presents one of the best pieces of historical fiction I have read.

Some beautiful descriptive manra but in the end I simply didn’t care if anyone lived or died, I positively hoped the Romans would come and buil Pretty awful.

Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle | Manda Scott

Email was on dial up, and we waited until midnight to dial in because the lines were engaged during the day. 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’m fascinated by Boudica story, but i couldn’t end this reading. Are they still here? The likes of Bernard Cornwell never made my heart race but Manda Scott knows how to.


It was open slather in Iceni land. I’m really surprised that it hasn’t gotten more notice particularly for boudicz historical accuracy and its rousing battle scenes and human drama. Anyway, regardless of all of the above, I think boucica is a good start and I’m excited to get my hands on the next book and see where it goes! 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.

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. You can see this as idealised, or then again you might underestimate the effects of the Judeo-Christian tradition.

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

This book covers all comprehensively but without feeling like an boudixa. Boudica, that old Roman-lover’s bogie, has been transformed into a real hero reflective of her time and her culture. In writing the four Boudica: This book might not be for everyone but I quite loved it. Obviously, Scott’s experiences and knowledge as a veterinarian-not to mention extensive research-add a whole new dimension to her writing.