The Eagle and the Raven

The Eagle and the Raven

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Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king, who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome. Caradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Britain, raping Celtic women and burning villages to the ground. His efforts are also met with fierce opposition from Aricia, the vain queen of a northern tribe who swears allegiance to the Romans after Caradoc slights her, and from Gladys, Caradoc's warrior sister who falls in love with her Roman captor. Unfortunately, Caradoc's endeavors are left unresolved when he is taken prisoner, but Boudicca, a strong-willed woman, ultimately takes up the cause that was Caradoc's legacy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 694 pages
  • 151 x 221 x 34mm | 930g
  • Chicago, IL, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 155652708X
  • 9781556527081
  • 232,815

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"[Gedge's] uncommonly splendid gift for storytelling is again supreme . . . She gives us the daily life and landscapes of Celtic Britain with an almost psychic immediacy." --Toronto Star
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About Pauline Gedge

Pauline Gedge is the author of several historical novels, including Child of the Morning and Lady of the Reeds. Donna Gillespie is the author of Lady of the Light and The Light Bearer.
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This work of historic fiction is truly magnificent. The author sets the scene of ancient Britannia's struggle for freedom from the Roman empire brilliantly, populated with characters I could believe in and care for. The plot is engaging and the story logical. One of the highlights for me was the author's showing how great events can turn on either small coincidences or especially the personalities of the characters. All in all one of my all time favorite books. P.S. Sorry I am not qualified to state whether the text is historically accurate. All I can say is it certainly is believable to a more
by Kathy clayton
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