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Dreaming the Eagle

Manda Scott

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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 Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Clare Higgins

Length:

6h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:10

Introduction
Introduction

06:54


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:45


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:33


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:28


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:09


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:02


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:23


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:46


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:44


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

10:49


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:27


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:42


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:17


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:15


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

03:46


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:36


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:27


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:39


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:12


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:18


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:01