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Manda Scott's Boudica will tell the extraordinary, resounding story of Britain's first and greatest warrior queen, the woman who remains one of the great female icons.

AD 57: much of Britannia has been under Roman occupation for more than 10 years, and 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 leaves Mona, where she and her warriors have been waging a guerrilla war, and takes 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. Across the sea in Hibernia, Breaca’s half-brother, Bán, is struggling to make peace with his fractured past. Soon, provoked by Roman aggression, he will sail to Britannia where he and Breaca will face down the might of Rome in the bloodiest revolt the Western world has ever known.

©2005 Manda Scott (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing

Critic reviews

"The best in the current crop of novels about Rome, its empire and its victims...never sentimental and always tough-minded." (The Independent)

"A powerful novel, alive with the love, deceit, wisdom and the heroics of humanity." (Jean M. Auel)

"Scott has teased a few facts from the ancient record to create an absorbing story from history and myth." (Publishers Weekly)

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Great book

This third in the series was not a disappointment. Absolutely fabulous a great read for everyone.

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Richly woven

This book at the two previous were the best historical fiction books I have read or listened to. The characters were beautifully developed, the storyline was riveting, and the details were richly woven allowing one to imagine life in the period. The performance was outstanding. I am sad that there is not more to the series.

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Great series

Worth the credits great narration, a heart wrenching story. Love these books and the Boudicca!

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