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In AD 60, Boudica, war leader of the Eceni, led her people in a final bloody revolt against the occupying armies of Rome. It was the culmination of nearly twenty years of resistance against an occupying force that sought to crush a vibrant, complex civilization and replace it with the laws, taxes and slavery of the Roman Empire.
Dreaming the Eagle recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has survived down the ages.This gloriously imagined epic recounts the growth to adulthood of Breaca, who at twelve kills her first warrior, and her sensitive, skilful half-brother BÃ¡n, who carries with him a vision of the future that may save his people.
This is the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Roman invasion: a world of druids and dreamers and the magic of the gods; where horses and hounds and the landscape itself become characters in their own right; where warriors fight for honour as much as victory.
Above all, it is a world of passion and courage and spectacular, heartfelt heroism pitched against overwhelming odds.
Publication date: 01/02/2005
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Manda Scott is a veterinary surgeon, writer and climber. Born and educated in Scotland, she now lives in Suffolk with two lurchers and too many cats. Known primarily as a crime writer, her first novel, Hen’s Teeth was shortlisted for the Orange Prize. Her subsequent novels are Night Mares, Stronger than Death and No Good Deed, for which she was hailed by the Times as ‘one of Britain’s most important crime writers’. Manda Scott is Chair of the Historical Writers' Association. Michael Morpurgo, former Children's Laureate and author of bestsellers such as ...More About Manda Scott