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Publisher's Summary

Dreaming the Serpent Spear is the magnificent final story of the world’s most famous warrior queen in in Manda Scott’s best-selling Boudica series.

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.

©2006 Manda Scott (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"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)

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

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Loving the Warrior

Life on such a scale is difficult to comprehend. The raw, true, magnificent glory of the time left me both breathless and wanting. The connection to the land and to honor is very compelling. I recommend the series of the three Dreamings. Transforming.

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The best history you've heard retold

I love this series. If you have an interest in history, if you have any disdain for imperialism, if you enjoy fantasy at all, you will love this series. The end we know already does not at all prevent you from being gripped by every stroke of a blade.

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Such an amazing series

Ever since I started watching Brittania, I haven’t been able to get enough stories about Boudicca, the Picts, and just that time period in general.
Normally, I return my books when done. I never will these books. I plan on reading again. Manda Scott put so much into this riveting tale, and it’s easily one of my favorites like GOT. I wish we could get a follow up of what happened to Valarius, Grania and Sigtha.
Sad I’ve finished the series!

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Excellent series-I wish there were more books!

I happened on the first book earlier this year, and when I started listening I was drawn into the realm of ancient Britain and the fight against Rome. I eagerly listened to the remaining books (there are 4 in the series). When I finished Dreaming the Serpent Spear I was sad that I reached the end. I have listened to this book 3 times, and each time I actually cry when the end comes (even though I knew what happened to Boudica I was still sad) I wish there were more books in the end. Manda Scott is an excellent author, and the 3 narrators are perfect in the series.

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  • 12-20-20

Excellent

So wonderfully written. Descriptions are so vivid and clever, using onomatopoeia, makes the reader easily image the scene and go into it (as in the dreaming Manda Scott describes)

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  • Paul C
  • 04-07-21

Tremendous

An excellent series of books, creates a truly believable version of the story, brilliantly read too.

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  • Freya Rooke
  • 03-30-21

Amazing

I so rarely leave a review however I have absolutely loved this series to the point that I put off listening to the last 3hours for a about a month because I didn't want it to end. Nanda took a well k own legend with a deeply unsatisfactory ending and created twists and turns that still kept you guessing AND managed to. Give everyone the ending they needed by the end of the book utterly amazing

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  • Kubatana
  • 03-08-21

Loved this series

I think Manda Scott and her team have researched and written a very engaging account of this period. The audiobook narrators have brought the characters alive and have contributed to a very enjoyable and satisfying experience. Thank you.

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  • Sarah P.
  • 02-08-21

Stunning in every way.

I have lived in this story throughout it's epic encounter. I now grieve for our loss of culture and have much gratitude to Manda Scott for creating this historical fiction of such depth, intensity and scholarly detail. I loved and loathed characters, fully drawn into the detail. The narration was gentle and urgent and intense, keeping my attention throughout.
I can see what we have lost and how that we the abused and decimated have become the abusers, that we must heal to change the course of the future, find our own sacred within and become indigenous to the land again, however much against the tide of current culture.

I have even been inspired to make clothes of natural botanical dyed wool and have a beautiful gorse dyed Welsh wool waistcoat with birch leaf dyed silk lining! We too can wear feathers in our hair in honour of our culture and not feel like or take blame for appropriating another's.
This series will stay with me for a long time and I look forward to exploring Manda Scott's website and bibliography on what to read next.

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  • Max Zachs
  • 12-10-20

it doesn't play correctly

it keeps stalling and stopping, it's very frustrating and ruins the story as you have to keep restarting it