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

A Novel of Roman Britain: Boudica 3




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

AD 57: much of Britannia has been under Roman occupation for over ten years, with key areas in the south and east administered as vassal states, 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 where she and her warriors have been waging a guerilla war, and to take the fight to the Eceni heartland where it is needed most. With her are her children, Cunomar and Grainne, and her best friend from childhood, ex-lover and dreamer, Airmid. But the once proud Eceni are a downtrodden and defeated people who are forbidden on pain of death to worship their old gods, and now scrape a living from the once fertile land.
Across the sea in Hibernia, Breaca's half-brother Ban, is struggling to make peace with his fractured past. Soon, provoked by Roman aggression, he will sail to Britain to protect Mona, and from there he will go to Camulodinum, unite with his sister he and Breaca will face down the might of Rome in the bloodiest revolt the western world has ever known.

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

About the Authors

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.

M C Scott

MC Scott qualified as a veterinary surgeon and taught at the University of Cambridge before turning a lifelong passion for the ancient world into a best-selling writing career.

As well as undertaking research in the University library for this series of novels, Scott is noted for the depth, accuracy and textured depictions of life in Roman times. She and has spent weeks living in a roundhouse, has learned to make Roman swords and driven horses in harness the better to bring the detail to life. As Chair of the Historical Writers' Association, Scott is active in the promotion of all forms of historical writing.

For more information on all aspects of her work, visit: www.mcscott.co.uk

For the Historical Writers' Association, see: www.TheHWA.co.uk


Praise for 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.'”

Womanâ??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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