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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407093796
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 720

Boudica: Dreaming The Hound

(Boudica 3): A powerful and compelling historical epic which brings Iron-Age Britain to life




Set in Iron-Age Britain, the third magnificent story in the life of the world's most famous warrior queen.

From THE SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author Manda Scott, this is the third magnificent instalment of the epic retelling of the life of Britain's great warrior queen."The richness of colour and vibrancy of style have become the hallmarks of Scott's ambitious series." --YORKSHIRE EVENING POST"Scott has teased a few facts from the ancient record to create an absorbing story from history and myth." -- Publishers Weekly"Scott can write about spear-throwing and sword cuts as though she had experienced them herself" - THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT"It arouses passion and takes the reader straight into the ancient world of Britain under Roman rule. An exciting read for those who just want a bit of shock and awe in their lives..." -- ***** Reader review"This was a "one-more-chapter" type of book so that for several nights I only put aside the book when I could no longer focus on the page and almost dropped-off with the book open in front of me." -- ***** Reader review"Amazing writing, spell-binding, transporting..." -- ***** Reader review*********************

BRITAIN HAS PRODUCED MANY FIERCE, NOBLE WARRIORS DOWN THE AGES WHO HAVE FOUGHT TO KEEP BRITAIN FREE, BUT THERE WAS ONE FORMIDABLE LADY IN HISTORY WHOSE NAME WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN...

AD 57: much of Britannia has been under Roman occupation for over ten years, where the tribes pay costly tithes to the Emperor in return for the right to continue living on their own lands.

On the sacred isle of Mona, the Boudica or Bringer of Victory as Breaca has long been hailed, now knows for certain that her lover, Caradoc - betrayed, captured and kept hostage in Rome - will never return to her.

She decides to leave Mona and to take the fight to the Eceni heartland where it is needed most. But the once proud Eceni are a downtrodden and defeated people who are forbidden to worship their old gods, and now scrape a living from the once fertile land.

Across the sea in Hibernia, Breaca's half-brother Bán, struggles to make peace with his fractured past. Soon, provoked by Roman aggression, he will sail to Britain and, united with his sister, he and Breaca will face down the might of Rome in the bloodiest revolt the western world has ever known.Boudica's story continues in Boudica: Dreaming the Serpent Spear. Have you read Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle and Boudica: Dreaming the Bull, the first two instalments of the Boudica story?

  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407093796
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 720

About the author

Manda Scott

Over the past two decades Manda Scott has brought iconic historical figures back to life, reimagined and re-booted for the twenty-first century. Her crime novels have been shortlisted for many awards including Hen's Teeth for the Orange Prize and No Good Deed for an Edgar Award. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.

Manda’s bestselling Boudica series was recently optioned for television.

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Praise for Boudica: Dreaming The Hound

Breathtaking work that's likely to be remembered for years to come.

Focus

This mesmerising story creates a living past of battle feats, betrayals, heartbreaking loyalties and cruelties.

Norfolk Journal

A meticulously detailed book with a fascinating plot.

The Good Book Guide

'Full of imaginative invention, adventure and compelling descriptive prose, reminiscent of Dorothy Dunnett's writing. The best book I have read in a long time.'

Woman’s Weekly

'Manda Scott writes with rich imagination and brilliantly reconstructs history before your eyes.'

Cambridge Journal

'Story telling as it should be, edge of the seat, with vivid characterisations but within a thoughtful, spiritual context.'

Eastern Daily Express

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