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Dreaming the Hound Boudica: 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.
Manda Scott has packed a great deal into this novel. This book takes what could have been a fantastical storyline mandda characters you wanted as your best friend or greatest enemybut it all fell flat.
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I look forward to reading the second installment to learn of Boudica and Caradoc’s life and children. The everyday tribal life, their experiences, their rituals of dreaming and becoming a warrior was told in fascinating detail – brilliant writing. The writing is rich and visual. Not much is known about her life and this is a novel examining how her life may have been. The author often uses 3 paragraphs to describe minute details about the landscape when a single line would suffice.
The novel is long and unnecessarily drawn out. Nov 20, Angelique Simonsen rated it liked it. It is 33 AD and eleven-year-old Breaca later named Boudicathe red-haired daughter of one of the leaders of the Eceni tribe, is on the cusp between girl and womanhood.
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. Naturally there are issues with the Romans being “the bad guys” but when the point of view is the Celts, that makes sense; they did have their roots in nature, and the Roman military was a powerful and dangerous force to be reckoned with.
May 28, Donna rated it it was amazing. I thought it logical that the author chose two landing sites for the Roman invasion: I had a career as a thriller writer, but the Boudica books were sitting there, in the back of my mind, waiting to be written.
I amnda need another reminder boueica what men are willing to do to others to gain power, yet I set myself the task of sharing Scott’s imagining of what Boudica and clan had to put up with during the early Roman incursions into Britain.
Her more recent Rome series written under the name MC Scottand beginning with Scptt Emperor’s Spyare spy thrillers, set in the same fictional universe with some of the surviving characters from the Boudica series. I’d find myself ski I enjoyed the historical fiction aspect but sometimes the novel seemed too ‘New Age’ for my taste.
What’s in a name? Anyway, it’s written well and you get a nice picture of Boudica’s early life, just make sure you are in a mood for it. Jul 27, Muslimah rated it really liked it Shelves: I already cared about the characters-some of them animals-refreshing and new to me. It was open slather in Iceni land.
This felt like a work of love and mighty ambition, scripting the sparse record and passionately created storyline of Boudica around vivid characters and historical fact. Well, I loved it. Trivia About Dreaming the Eagl Weaving together biography and the spirit of the fantasy genre, Scott presents one of the best pieces of historical fiction I have read.
The style seems a bit more literary- Not quite a Hilary Mantel, but certainly in Mary Stewart’s league.
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Her latest novel, A Treachery 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.
I probably should have read it during long winter evenings, not in the summer when there’s so much to do.
It was the winter of The Eagle of the Twelfth Rome: The elders of the Iceni have seen and predicted the outcome of Roman conquest and they know that Breaca and her age-group have the only chance of maintaining the Celtic culture and lifestyle. It boueica a bird.
I love Celtic themes and have found Boudica an intriguing and interesting personage. 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. Besides these slight annoyances, I liked the book. Mmanda 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 development of all of the characters.
On the occasion when they were complex for the Germans, they were also complex for us….
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There was a point in when the expected lifespan of a radio operative with the SOE was six weeks. It was always possible that the entire reading world might zcott read them as historical thrillers and carried on as before, untouched by anything deeper. My only criticism is ecott her books seem to be a touch too long – the suspense at their ends nearly pushes me to breaking point by about 50 pages – but some readers might like that experience.
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.
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These scot aside, I liked this book and gave it 4 stars. This book is over pages of smaller font. May 29, Seana James rated it it was amazing. Manda Scott writes beautifully.