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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 starter– it didn’t feel like the book had a “game changer” moment until slightly after the halfway point. At times it was difficult to follow the complex technicalities of the battle scenes and to keep track of which tribe was situated where in the battle lines. Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica.

We need not just new stories, but a whole new shape to what a story is. 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.

Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. There are only two things that I didn’t like about this book and the other books in this series although I have only read 2 and a half of them so far.

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I loved the historical culture of the tribes, how they worshiped and which gods they prayed to and how they could dream their futures. There’s no emotion, a very slow pacing on the story.

Making her first kill defending her mother, Breaca as she is named then is thrust mandaa the adult world, like many heroes, before she is done growing, but her people’s need is great and her destiny is approaching quickly as the Romans intrigue and scout Britain preparing for their coming invasion.


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. Like ‘Avatar’ without the pretty. 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.

It was a bit hard to get through in the beginning, but I think it pays off at the end, when you can reflect on the obudica of all of the characters.

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

Inshe founded the Historical Writers’ Associationof which she remained Chair until Houdica book is over pages of smaller font. Obviously, Scott’s experiences 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.

An elderly woman of striking beauty is found murdered in Orleans, France. 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. 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.

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I’m really surprised that it hasn’t gotten more notice particularly for its historical accuracy sccott its rousing battle scenes and human drama. Manda Scott has written an exciting novel immersing us in her fictional re-imagining of the life and times of Celtic Britain goudica the remarkable 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.

Soon after, I read The Last of the Mohicanswhich opened the door wider into other worlds and other ways of living and was enough to set the path for the rest of my life. 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.


The book ends after the first major encounter between the invading Romans and the British defenders, led by Boudica and her lover Caradoc, leader of the Ordovices. Mar 01, Estelle rated it really liked it Shelves: These issues aside, I liked this book and gave it 4 stars. Everyone is a bed hopping. Dreaming the Serpent Spear Rome: Other books in the series. Manda Scott plunges us into the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Roman invasion: We write the things we want to know because in the writing, in the getting-under-the-skin of our characters, their time and place, our own worlds open up.

More delighted than before. This is a wonderful book-and the foundation for the saga that comes next.

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I was captured as well as captivated by the 4 novels of this series. The Eagle of the Twelfth Rome: I loved how sacred they cherished their lands and their teaching ways. There were no electronic versions then, no Facebook, no Twitter. I felt as though I was among them experiencing everything scogt did from hunting, training, doing chores, and becoming a warrior. 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 Bouddica did not enjoy it.

Dec 08, Sotiris Karaiskos rated it liked it Shelves: Mar 28, Gretchen rated it liked it. Manda Scott combin Boudica: