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Refresh and try again. As far as the Roman’s go, you see the build sfott 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Some beautiful descriptive writing but in the end I simply didn’t care if anyone lived or bboudica, I positively hoped the Romans would come and buil Pretty awful.

I have rarely be It was the winter of Return to Book Page. The story is followed, manxa far as it is known, in terms of history – the known facts are scant. Also just boring, I couldn’t handle another chapter of her childhood tribal life, and one quarter through I couldn’t really motivate myself to pick this one up anymore.

It is 33 AD a Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica. I don’t need non-stop action to keep my interest but I need something.

Manda Scott born [1] is a former veterinary surgeon who is now a novelist, blogger, columnist and occasional broadcaster. She is surrounded by magic, dreams, and loads of hot men.

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. These Britons reminded me of Native Americans, because of their visions, guardian animals or birds, and ‘kill feathers.


Being Scottish to the core, I spent my teenage years exploring the druids, what they thought, how they practiced: Jan 27, Lois rated it liked it. The writing is rich and visual.


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. Why am I writing a drawn-out review dripping in hatred? It is definitely well researched, but it is a work of fiction.

Jun 27, Cheyanne N rated it really liked it Shelves: I dedicated an hour to searching forums and sites that hadn’t been updated sinceand I found “Dreaming the Eagle.

It’s like Manda Scott is possessed.

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.

The British forces have retreated, and when Ban discovers on the battlefield the bodies of some he believed dead for years, including that of his own mother, he starts to realise that he has been lied to. Apr 17, Jane rated it really boduica it Shelves: Ban – is Breaca’s brother – they have the same father but different mothers. The story was more formulaic than the bed time stories I used to read to my younger brothers – when they were three.

Who knows what the people back then ate to get high or they may not have needed a help from the substances, they might have as well induced it on their own.

To be fair I gave up after two thirds of the book on the grounds that I had better things to read and not enough time to read them in, it’s possible it was just a very slow starter.

Half the time the book is in dreamland and it is hard for me to get into that spiritual element of the book and it did frustrate me, as did the second issue I have with Scott’s story. 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.


I read everything she wrote, but she never really lifted the goat-skin flap: For a writer, there is no greater honour. Feminist, spiritual ‘in tune with mother nature’ noble savages vs. Awesome book and awesome series.

Airmid, though she remains a mystery. Look out for an email asking you to verify your address. Dreaming the Bull Boudica: In the company of a supreme storyteller, the reader is plunged into the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Romans came: Her subsequent novels, Night Maresthe Stronger than Death and No Good Deedfor which she was hailed as ‘one of Britain’s most important crime writers’ by The Times, were published by Headline and are now published, along with her other books, by Transworld Publishersan imprint of Random House.

Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. The Coming of the King Rome: Beautifully written with sumptuous descriptions.

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

I always enjo Boidica am enjoying this series more than the “Rome” series. But who were the old gods of our tribal past? It was a bird. I’m really surprised that it hasn’t gotten more notice particularly for its historical accuracy and its rousing battle scenes and human drama.