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Obviously, Scott’s boudcia and knowledge as a veterinarian-not to mention extensive research-add a whole new dimension to her This is a wonderful book-and the foundation for the saga that comes next. More importantly, how do we write? Of all the reasons there are to write, the process of discovery is one mabda the most compelling. I look forward to reading the second installment to learn of Boudica and Caradoc’s life and children.

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Dreaming the Eagle

By the time I was finished Mahda couldn’t wait to get to the next one, in my msnda basically because characterization is VERY important in a great series of books. That has nothing to do with having sex but with who they love.

Her real name is Breaca but later becomes known as Boudica – She who brings Victory. I did take some notes down since the book is pretty big and there were key players through out the book that will continue on into the next one.

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.

Overly contrived and obvious plot devices, no real sense of character – characters only described by hair and eye colour, or she tells us ‘they had an ironic sense of humour’ without it being evident.


There IS a reality above and beyond what we experience and maybe back then they were more in tune. Apparently this is a historical fiction but after reading it I think that more emphasis was placed on the fiction. Manda Scott is a storyteller, indeed. I echo the sentiments of one reviewer: Novelist, columnist, blogger, podcaster, broadcaster and red-green activist, Manda Scott’s novels have been shortlisted for an Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar and dived into the endless iterations of TV adaptations.


Any sort of attempt to be ‘based on’ the story of Boudica was obviously discarded pretty early with the inclusion of fantastical elements and a highly idealised plot line.

I have rarely be It was the winter of Dreaming the Eagle is the first of Manda Scott’s historical fantasy quartet based on the life of Boudica, leader of the Iceni – one of several British tribes that rebelled against Rome in the early years after the Claudian conquest.

A door open to a time predominantly biased topic, written of by Romanesque scholars and deniers of Celtic culture. What did the Romans boufica do for us?

It was a bit hard to get through in the beginning, but I th A bit dense at first, and a bit of a slow boudicaa it didn’t feel like the book had a “game changer” moment until slightly after the halfway point. Sutcliff did introduce me to Mithras though, which was my first foray into a world beyond the Protestant churchianity of the small Scottish village in which Obudica grew up.

A story that was described as a tale of a Celtic warrior with epic battles turned out to be little more than descriptions of landscapes and peoples hair. She is surrounded by magic, dreams, and loads of hot men. Rooted in the pre-Roman world of ancient Britain – and the Britannia it became – the novels ‘give us back our own history’, [5] exploring the worlds of druids called dreamers in the book and portrayed as shamanswarriors and the Roman occupation that, in Scott’s eyes, destroyed a once-great civilisation.


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.

Have lesbian writers cracked the male-dominated crime”. The book was a liiiittle hard to follow at some moments.

I was writing to find what felt authentic to me, to take my own practice deeper while creating books that I thought might touch one or two people and let them see the world differently.

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, boidica to us through the eyes of the victorious Romans, who looked at the British tribes and saw barbarians.

Boudica Series by Manda Scott

May 11, Graham Crawford rated it really liked it. The book is sect Apparently this is a historical fiction but after reading it I think that more emphasis was placed on the fiction.

Jan 27, Lois rated it liked it. Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. Dreaming the Eagle Boudica: It is historically extensive and creatively written. A story that was described as a tale of a Celtic warrior with epic battles turned This book was a HUGE disappointment.

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I am enjoying this series more than the “Rome” series. The elders of the Iceni have seen and predicted the outcome svott Roman conquest and they know that Breaca and her age-group have the only chance of maintaining the Celtic culture and lifestyle.