Boudica : Dreaming The Hound
- Publish Date: 2001-06-29
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Scott, Manda' 'Scott M C
In a spellbinding novel of gods and men, myth and brutality, acclaimed author Manda Scott returns to her heralded saga of a world under siege. For here is the epic tale of Boudica, the legendary Celtic queen, and her embattled Eceni tribea bold new work of imaginative fiction that takes us on a thrilling journey into a clash between magic and mankind.
To the Eceni tribe of Britannia, nature is the ultimate god, and warriors are joined in battle by the voices and spirits of their ancestors. But the proud Eceni are running out of time. Neros army, long since out of patience with Britannias wild tribes, is becoming increasingly oppressive. And Boudicas family is at the center of a gathering storm: Cunomar, Boudicas son, who longs for the mettle to kill as fiercely as his mother Graine, her young daughter, gifted with the power of dreamers, scarred forever by the horrors of war...and Boudicas brother, born Bn of the Eceni, turned the traitor Valeriusa man caught between worlds: warrior and dreamer, Roman and Eceni.
As conflict erupts between the tribes and their brutal invaders, Boudica is forced to make a bold sacrifice. Cloaking her identity, she will travel directly into the stronghold of an enemy who longs for her crucifixion. What happens nextin a brutal drama of betrayal, heroism, and sacrificewill leave Boudica with no options but one: to raise and arm every warrior, every dreamer, every tribeand push the invader and its legions back into the sea.
From the thundering hooves of the Ecenis great horses to mystical spirit quests of young warriors, from the politics of an empire to the passions of lovers, Dreaming the Hound takes us on a breathtaking journey of the imaginationat once brutal, fantastical, and utterly unforgettable.
MAGNIFICENT PRAISE FOR MANDA SCOTTS BOUDICA SAGA
Dreaming the Hound
Extraordinary. Independent, UK
Brilliantly imaginative.Colchester Evening Gazette, UK
DramaticVividLyrical.Yorkshire Evening Post, UK
One of Britains most famous legendsis retold here with extraordinary immediacy.Our Time, UK
Irresistiblean excellent read.Diva, UK
Dreaming the Bull
EnthrallingMesmerisingCreates a living past of battle feats, betrayals, heart-breaking loyalties and cruelties.Publishing News, UK
ThrillingReaders will be swept away. Booklist, starred review
Dreaming the Eagle
A powerful novel about one of the most intriguing and mysterious women in historyAlive with the love, deceit, wisdom and heroics of humanity. Read it and enjoy!Jean M. Auel
The new Mary RenaultIntensely exciting, a tale of passion, courage and heroism against huge odds.Publishing News, UK
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