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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407093673
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 784
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Dreaming The Serpent Spear

A Novel of Roman Britain: Boudica 4




The magnificent, heart-rending final novel of the world's most famous warrior queen.

Britannia, AD 60: The tribes of Britannia are ready to seek bloody vengeance. Twenty thousand warriors are poised to reclaim their land from their captors.
Now is their chance: the Roman governor has marched his legions west, leaving his capital and a vital port undefended.There is no going back.
But to crush her enemies for all time, the Boudica must do more than lead her army in the greatest rebellion Britain has ever known. She must find healing for herself, for the land – and for Graine, her eight-year-old daughter.
Colchester is burning. London has been destroyed. Amidst fire and bloody revolution, the Boudica and those around her must fight to keep what matters most – now and for all time.

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407093673
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 784

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 Serpent Spear

“A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and the heroics of humanity.”

Jean Auel

“A stunning feat of the imagination and an absolute must-read for lovers of historical fiction.”

Steven Pressfield

“Manda Scott's Boudica novels are breathtakingly good.The tragic warrior queen, Boudica, is brilliantly realised. Her battles against Rome are both heart rending and magnificent.”

David Gemmell

“The conclusion of an extraordinary achievement ... a story of defeat made glorious by courage and legend, a quartet that gives us back our own history. They will be read and re-read many times.”

The Independent

“Great imagination ... fast moving action and spine-tingling battles. Wonderful.”

Kate Mosse, author of LABYRINTH


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