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Second in the promised trilogy of the first Iron Lady. Historical adventures are a fast growing genre and this series is one of the rising stars
THE SECOND NOVEL IN THE ACCLAIMED BOUDICA SERIES Hailed by her people as Boudica, the Bringer of Victory, Breaca now leads the resistance against the occupying legions of Rome. Opposing her is Julius Valerius, an auxiliary cavalry officer whose increasing brutality in the service of his god and emperor cannot shield him from the ghosts of his past. Caught in the middle are two children, pawns in a game of unthinkable savagery.
Continuing her acclaimed retelling of this great tale, Manda Scott has written a novel of uncompromising mastery that captivates the heart and challenges the mind as Boudica and this man who calls himself Julius Valerius confront each other – and their own inescapable destinies…
'Utterly convincing and compelling...a stunning feat of the imagination and an absolute must-read for lovers of historical fiction’ STEVEN PRESSFIELD
'Staggeringly imaginative...Breathtakingly good, it reveals the best and worst in all of us'
'One of the boldest of recent adventures in historical fiction...richly textured, robustly plotted'
'A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and the heroics of humanity'
JEAN M. AUEL
‘An extraordinary work combining history and imagination. At times I was moved to tears, at others, immensely proud to be bred from a tradition that made warriors of women’
Publication date: 01/02/2005
|Publication date:||1st February 2005|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,|
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