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by Manda Scott

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Author:
Manda Scott
ISBN13:
978-0676975598
ISBN:
0676975593
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Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf (January 1, 2003)
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Genre Fiction
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1438 kb
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Rating:
4.5
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119

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Praise for DREAMING THE EAGLE The First in a Four-Part Series A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit . Manda Scott has created a fictional universe all her own, but close enough to our reality for it both to warm and break our hearts

Praise for DREAMING THE EAGLE The First in a Four-Part Series A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and the heroics of humanity. Jean Auel A massively impressive first. Manda Scott has created a fictional universe all her own, but close enough to our reality for it both to warm and break our hearts. Breathtakingly good, it reveals the best and worst in all of us. ∼Val McDermid.

Dreaming the Eagle is the first book in a four book saga. Manda Scott stated that she was destined to write this fictional story of Boudeca. Though not much is written about Boubica, only through Roman correspondence, Manda has fully captured the culture of the Eceni, the Druids, the neighboring Clans and Roman governing. 2 people found this helpful.

Manda Scott has created a book to stir the hearts and souls. Manda Scott gives us an exciting and heart-wrenching beginning to her Boudica series with "Dreaming the Eagle. Leslie Forbes, bestselling author of Fish, Blood and Bone. Boudica is a staggeringly imaginative invocation of Britain’s secret history. Manda Scott has created a fictional universe all of her own, but close enough to our reality for it both to warm and break our hearts. -Val McDermid. These characters are real and believable and true Celts portrayed with archaeological detail and immense emotional depth.

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

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. Manda Scott plunges us into the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Roman invasion: a world of druids and dreamers and the magic of the gods where the natural world is as much a character as any of the people who live within it, a world of warriors who fight for honour as much as victory, a world of passion, courage and spectacular heroism pitched against overwhelming odds.

Caradoc smiled and nodded genially to his father and said, ‘I trust you sought Odras’ permission before you used her mark?’. p was cut. She had just given birth to her son, and was glad of this acknowledgement. Caradoc picked one of the coins from the workbench and flipped it high in the air. It tumbled, spinning, onto his palm. He held it face up and both Breaca and Cunobelin could see the ship that was Amminios’ sign

First in Manda Scott's Boudica: Dreaming series. Scotland on sunday SPECIAL PRICE 99p For Limited Time. Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle.

First in Manda Scott's Boudica: Dreaming series. Druids and dreamers, warriors and hunters, round houses, horses and hounds.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica. Boudica means Bringer of Victory (from the early Celtic word boudeg)

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. Boudica means Bringer of Victory (from the early Celtic word boudeg). She is the last defender of the Celtic culture in Britain; the only woman openly to lead her warriors into battle and to stand successfully against the might of Imperial Rome - and triumph. It is 33 AD and eleven-year-old Breaca (later named Boudica), the red-haired daughter of one of the leaders of the Eceni tribe, is on the cusp between girl and womanhood

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  • While sub-titled "A Novel of Boudica, the Warrior Queen," this book is as much about her brother, Bán. In fact, Breaca nic Graine doesn't become Boudica (She Who Brings Victory) until the final chapters. The book - the first in a quartet - covers the early years of her life from about age 12 to 23 (32 - 43 A.D.).

    As Scott explains at the end, there is little primary evidence about Boudica and her tribe. Much of what we know comes from Roman accounts, accounts based on oral history and written centuries later, and archaeological interpretations. Thus, to this end, the story is truly a work of fiction.

    It is, however, beautifully written, compelling and credible. You envision the life of the Eceni (Boudica's tribe), their culture, beliefs, and way of life. You come to understand and accept the dreamings and their significance.

    Through circumstances often beyond their control, Breaca and Bán (about 4 years her junior) lead different lives. And while one of them makes the "right" choices, the other does not. The ending is heart-breaking and sets the tone for the next book in the series (Dreaming the Bull).

    The story is not a quick read. While beautifully written, it requires a lot of focus. It introduces at least 3 characters - Breaca, Bán and Caradoc (Breaca's lover) - important to the story. Because of circumstances, their story's often run parallel to one another rather than intertwined. Consequently, I found myself having to re-read parts from time to time.

    A highly recommended 5 stars.

  • Manda Scott gives us an exciting and heart-wrenching beginning to her Boudica series with "Dreaming the Eagle." These characters are real and believable and true Celts portrayed with archaeological detail and immense emotional depth. The dreamers and warriors who inhabit their world with bravery and wonder are amazing characters you won't soon forget. The whole series is as wonderful as this first book and your love for Breaca, Airmid, Ban, and Caradoc will only grow as you travel through their difficult times and uplifting relationships with them.

  • As a newcomer to books about tribal Britain, I initially found the topic a little sere and off-putting. I am used to the lush and richly embellished stories of England during the Renaissance and Restoration periods. As I entered the first few chapters of Boudica - Dreaming the Eagle, I had a hard time with the daily round of hides, pelts, spears, symbolism, and the starkly simple social castes of warriors versus dreamers. I nearly put the book down, weary of the "if you find owl dung on the north side of the oak tree, you must kill the first person you see" kind of thinking (I just made that up, but you get the idea). I stuck with it and eventually, significant relationships began to form. I thought it was interesting that a Roman who washed up on the beach was the first magnetic personality to be introduced (if this was by the author's design, that is interesting in itself, but it didn't make for easy bonding with the novel). This shipwreck was a huge turning point and I was locked in thereafter, and am thinking about going on to the next book in the series.

  • Intense & Amazing Story!

    Wow what an intense and graphically defined journey into the life of a Celtic Queen called Boudica. Her real name is Breaca but later becomes known as Boudica - She who brings Victory. This is the first installment that dives into a moment of life when young Breaca (Boudica)'s tribe (Eceni) is attacked and she makes her first kill by pure luck but at the same time experiences the loss of her mother from the same attack.

    The story totally captivated me from beginning to end. The everyday tribal life, their experiences, their rituals of dreaming and becoming a warrior was told in fascinating detail - brilliant writing. I felt as though I was among them experiencing everything they did from hunting, training, doing chores, and becoming a warrior. I totally related to their feelings and emotions.

    I loved the historical culture of the tribes, how they worshiped and which gods they prayed to and how they could dream their futures. I loved how sacred they cherished their lands and their teaching ways.

    From the author's notes the research for this story is gathered from records from Rome (Boudica's enemy)leading up to the revolt of A.D. 60-61 along with many archaeological findings and theories.

    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. For instance:

    Ban - is Breaca's brother - they have the same father but different mothers. Ban's tale had me almost weeping from all the brutal hardships he goes through - Kidnapped, beaten, enslaved, and raped. He eventually escapes and becomes a Roman soldier given a roman name "Julius Valerius Corvus". (1st name from his emperor, second for his sponsor) Ban and Corvus end up lovers (Male-Male love is mentioned - no erotic scenes) I also loved Ban's horse Crow - that horse rocked and his hound .

    The other tribes were very interesting. The sons of the Sun Hound, also known as 3 different tribes. 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.

    Togodubnos - ruler of Trinovantes tribe - I respected how honorable he was

    Caradoc - ruler of the tribe Ordovices. I loved Caradoc and kept waiting for him and Breaca to get together but it doesn't happen until the end of the book.

    The book was full of lots of action and the war and attacks were brutal and the imagery was so surreal. Some of the tribes could be explained as savages the way they fought. Their killings consisted of be-headings, strung upon trees naked with their manhood cut, their balls stuffed in their mouths, and the tribes sign carved into their chest. Some warriors dressed wearing the skin of their kills, their scalps, or even tied their heads/skulls around their waist.

    As far as the Roman's go, you see the build up of greed and how they overtake several tribes just for sport or thinking that if they could take the lands they could civilize the tribes and increase their export trades with full control.

    The story was definitely intense. 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. I look forward to reading the second installment to learn of Boudica and Caradoc's life and children.

    Excellent Read!

  • engaging, immersive, very well written,

  • Overall, Very good. A bit wordy. 100 (of 700+) pages could've been trimmed.

  • I love this book. So powerful, historical, with a magical twist. Can't wait to read the next one when I get the time.

  • not the best book if you like action