Dreaming the Eagle ePUB ✓ Dreaming the ePUB À

Dreaming the Eagle Dreaming the Eagle , the first volume of Manda Scott s Boudica sequence, is as much about establishing our sense of the issues at stake as it is about Breaca, the future Boadicea, herself We are given a comprehensive and complex picture of pre Roman British society one which neither excludes the down side of an aristocratic warrior society full of powerful mystics and touchy snobs nor regards it as significantly stranger or primitive than the Romans these Celts are bound sooner or later to have to fight Breaca is a talented fighter, but her real interest is in breeding and training horses for once, we get a picture of ancient Britain in which economic activity is a serious factor Scott has an imaginative sympathy with opposed ways of life Breaca s brother Ban spends time as a slave in Roman territory before being rescued by a Roman friend, and he comes to see much of what is worst and also what is best about Rome This is the best sort of historical fiction exciting, full of a sense of how different times feel, and also intelligent about historical issues Scott knows that at the point when historical events happen, they seem as if they are open chances Roz Kaveney


About the Author: Manda Scott

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 When she s not writing, she s studying for an MA in sustainable economics and figuring out how to save a world that may, in the end, not need saving Her latest novel, A Treachery of Spies weaves a contemporary crime thriller with the courage and heroism of the Special Operations Executive in WW2 What happens when the betrayals of the past ripple through to the present And who can we trust when everything we think we knew is wrong



10 thoughts on “Dreaming the Eagle

  1. Jackie Jackie says:

    One of my favorite series Based on Boudica, the Warrior Queen of the Celts, a historical figure dating to the first century She united the scattered tribes of Britian and fought to drive back the Roman invaders who threatened their way of life and their very existence Not much is known about her life and this is a novel examining how her life may have been.Filled with historical fig


  2. Deborah Pickstone Deborah Pickstone says:

    Well, I loved it Don t at all get some of the negative reviews feminist huh paedophiliaI was surprised, actually I have had so many duds recently and now I can luxuriously look forward to 3volumes The story is followed, as far as it is known, in terms of history the known facts are scant And, oh joy there is an actual Bibliography Manda Scott is a storyteller, indeed A Singer, perhaps Decemb


  3. Tamara Agha-Jaffar Tamara Agha-Jaffar says:

    Boudica Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott is the first of four books on the life of Boudica of the Eceni tribe, the female Celtic warrior who defended Britain against the invading Roman army beginning in the year 43 C.E At the ripe old age of eleven, Breaca, later named Boudica, Bringer of Victory kills the man who attacked and killed her mother We follow Breaca as she matures into a heroic warrior w


  4. Terri Terri says:

    I really liked this book.In fact, I think I may have even hugged it for a while after finishing it Actually, that sounds weird, so forget I just said that.Manda Scott is a very talented historical fiction writer She does it well and should do it often.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 One thing


  5. Bryn Hammond Bryn Hammond says:

    Pulpy around the edges so that I feel indulgent, but few books lose me in themselves like this, why not five stars I have been gobbled up by this book Not the other way around.Too much action oriented hf bores me to tears and a Manda Scott is rare, who involves me, who even describes a fight with true excitement, not those tedious literal battles The likes of Bernard Cornwell never made my heart race but Manda Scott k


  6. Beorn Beorn says:

    I m going to commit what may seem like a cardinal sin here and review the book before having read it all though for good reason.If you re someone who enjoys historical fiction that gets going within four or five chapters, ramping up either the action, intrigue, character development or such like in that time, avoid this book So little happens in the first half dozen chapters that it feels like farlike a vacuum than a book that


  7. Ronda Tutt Ronda Tutt says:

    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 Th


  8. Seana James Seana James says:

    Awesome book and awesome series I m really surprised that it hasn t gottennotice particularly for its historical accuracy and its rousing battle scenes and human drama Boudica, that old Roman lover s bogie, has been transformed into a real hero reflective of her time and her culture Making her first kill defending her mother, Breaca as she is named then is thrust into the adult world, like many heroes, before she is done growing, but her people


  9. Estelle Estelle says:

    Before Brave , there was Boudica.This book might not be for everyone but I quite loved it I ve always enjoy reading Historical fiction and Boudica was a great addition focusing on a strong female figure.


  10. Ashley (BooksViaAshley) Ashley (BooksViaAshley) says:

    I had such mixed feelings about this book On the one hand, awesome historical fiction I LOVED how the author dug into Celtic culture and mythology about which not much is known besides what s been found by archaeologists and what was recorded by Romans I could really feel and see and imagine the life of the Celtic tribes I liked the mystical side, with the dreamers I liked Breaca, though I felt like we didn t spend enough time with her.And here s my mixed feelin


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *