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Dreaming the Eagle

Manda Scott

Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica. Boudica means Bringer of Victory (from the early Celtic word "boudeg"). She is the last defender of the Celtic culture in Britain; the only woman openly to lead her warriors into battle and to stand successfully against the might of Imperial Rome -- and triumph. It is 33 AD and eleven-year-old Breaca (later named Boudica), the red-haired daughter of one of the leaders of the Eceni tribe, is on the cusp between girl and womanhood. She longs to be a Dreamer, a mystical leader who can foretell the future, but having killed the man who has attacked and killed her mother, she has proven herself a warrior. Dreaming the Eagle is also the story of the two men Boudica loves most: Caradoc, outstanding warrior and inspirational leader; and Bàn, her half-brother, who longs to be a warrior, though he is manifestly a Dreamer, possibly the finest in his tribe's history. Bàn becomes the Druid whose eventual return to the Celts is Boudica's salvation. Dreaming the Eagle is full of brilliantly realised, luminous scenes as the narrative sweeps effortlessly from the epic -- where battle scenes are huge, bloody, and action-packed -- to the intimate. Manda Scott plunges us into 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 the natural world is as much a character as any of the people who live within it, a world of warriors who fight for honour as much as victory, a world of passion, courage and spectacular heroism pitched against overwhelming odds. Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. From the Hardcover edition.

Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica. Boudica means Bringer of Victory (from the early Celtic word "boudeg"). She is the last defender of the Celtic culture in Britain; the only woman openly to lead her warriors into battle and to stand successfully against the might of Imperial Rome -- and triumph. It is 33 AD and eleven-year-old Breaca (later named Boudica), the red-haired daughter of one of the leaders of the Eceni tribe, is on the cusp between girl and womanhood. She longs to be a Dreamer, a mystical leader who can foretell the future, but having killed the man who has attacked and killed her mother, she has proven herself a warrior. Dreaming the Eagle is also the story of the two men Boudica loves most: Caradoc, outstanding warrior and inspirational leader; and Bàn, her half-brother, who longs to be a warrior, though he is manifestly a Dreamer, possibly the finest in his tribe's history. Bàn becomes the Druid whose eventual return to the Celts is Boudica's salvation. Dreaming the Eagle is full of brilliantly realised, luminous scenes as the narrative sweeps effortlessly from the epic -- where battle scenes are huge, bloody, and action-packed -- to the intimate. Manda Scott plunges us into 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 the natural world is as much a character as any of the people who live within it, a world of warriors who fight for honour as much as victory, a world of passion, courage and spectacular heroism pitched against overwhelming odds. Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. From the Hardcover edition.
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Dreaming the Eagle is the first part of the gloriously imagined epic trilogy of the life of Boudica. Boudica means Bringer of Victory (from the early Celtic word "boudeg"). She is the last defender of the Celtic culture in Britain; the only woman openly to lead her warriors into battle and to stand successfully against the might of Imperial Rome -- and triumph. It is 33 AD and eleven-year-old Breaca (later named Boudica), the red-haired daughter of one of the leaders of the Eceni tribe, is on the cusp between girl and womanhood. She longs to be a Dreamer, a mystical leader who can foretell the future, but having killed the man who has attacked and killed her mother, she has proven herself a warrior. Dreaming the Eagle is also the story of the two men Boudica loves most: Caradoc, outstanding warrior and inspirational leader; and Bàn, her half-brother, who longs to be a warrior, though he is manifestly a Dreamer, possibly the finest in his tribe's history. Bàn becomes the Druid whose eventual return to the Celts is Boudica's salvation. Dreaming the Eagle is full of brilliantly realised, luminous scenes as the narrative sweeps effortlessly from the epic -- where battle scenes are huge, bloody, and action-packed -- to the intimate. Manda Scott plunges us into 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 the natural world is as much a character as any of the people who live within it, a world of warriors who fight for honour as much as victory, a world of passion, courage and spectacular heroism pitched against overwhelming odds. Dreaming the Eagle stunningly recreates the roots of a story so powerful its impact has lasted through the ages. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

22h 18m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:11


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:31


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:22


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:24


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:16


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:44


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:45


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:00


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:21


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:55


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

03:17


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:48


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:49


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:14


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:03


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:42


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:46


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:04


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:56


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:13


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:57


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:34


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:07


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

03:24


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:33


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:14


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:13


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:24


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:59


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:59


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:12


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:14


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:04


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:39


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

02:42


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

01:59


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:14


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:15


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:16


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

03:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:38


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:41


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

03:10


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:19


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:00


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:13


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

03:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

03:00


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:14


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:29


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:34


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:56


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:37


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:24


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:36


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

02:28


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:47


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:44


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

03:10


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

02:11


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

03:16


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:54


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:50


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

03:05


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:45


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

02:32


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

02:58


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

02:53


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

03:08


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

02:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

03:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

03:33


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

02:30


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:39


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

03:35


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

02:48


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:35


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

04:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

03:27


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

03:07


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

03:14


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

02:58


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

02:09


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:47


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:09


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:39


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:53


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:59


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

02:55


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

03:34


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

03:07


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

02:55


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

03:14


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

02:02


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

03:17


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

03:04


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

02:59


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

03:01


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

03:25


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

02:34


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

03:43


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

02:59


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

03:15


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

03:06


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

02:31


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

03:47


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

02:42


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:00


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

03:24


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

02:57


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

03:34


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

03:06


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

03:30


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

02:50


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

03:07


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

03:29


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

03:36


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

03:07


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

03:13


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

03:21


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

03:13


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

03:21


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

02:38


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

03:08


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

02:05


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

02:59


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

02:56


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

03:54


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

02:31


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

02:44


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

03:18


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

02:15


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

02:58


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

03:21


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

03:14


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

02:55


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:14


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

03:29


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

02:51


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

02:36


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

02:46


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:12


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

02:51


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

03:13


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

03:08


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

03:05


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

02:12


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

03:07


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

02:51


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

03:17


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

03:14


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

02:54


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

02:44


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

03:01


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

03:17


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

03:29


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

02:50


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

03:10


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

03:06

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