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The Celts are coming

Advantages: plot, characters, details
Disadvantages: none

Boudica is one of those figures, her name evocative, and her legend of rebellian against Roman imperialism one to cheer any dweller in these isles. She's a romantic, enigmatic figure because history really hasn't gifted us with much detail about the warri ...

Bryn_Pearson 19.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Boudica: Dreaming the eagle - Manda Scott

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She who brings Victory

Advantages: history mixed with fantasy, a thrilling read
Disadvantages: was supposed to be a trilogy and now there are 4....

Main Characters: Breaca (also Boudica) : A warrior of the Eceni tribe Ban : Breaca's half brother a powerful dreamer Caradoc : Warrior who partners Breaca Plot: In the era of around 32 AD among the celts there are two types of revered people. The D ...

maz2909 24.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Boudica: Dreaming the eagle - Manda Scott

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Dramatic defiance of Roman expansion.

Advantages: Dramatic and well written. The sound foundation for an epic.
Disadvantages: A little slow to start and an open mind needed.

In this novel, the first of a trilogy depicting the life and edventures of the Brittanic heroine Boudica, Manda Scott has laid the foundations for an epic dramatisation of the life of a great historic figure. The author has cleverly taken the base of t ...

zippy650 26.07.2003 · Read full review
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Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle

Advantages: Thrilling and interesting book
Disadvantages: slightly long

Set in Britain before the Roman invasion Manda Scott explores the ancient world of druids, dreamers, warriors and their gods. It follows the life of two main characters: Braeca and Ban, who are daughter and son to the most powerful people of the Eceni, t ...

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History has never been so interesting

Advantages: In-depth, gripping plot, well-developed characters, well researched
Disadvantages: A long read

I picked this book up expecting a fairly dry, factual read. I'm happy to say that it is nothing of the sort. The story starts with an action scene where Boudica loses her mother and the story bounds on from there. Further in the story takes a natural f ...

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