“A complex tapestry woven with great skill.”



Manda Scott’s Boudica novels are breathtakingly good.The tragic warrior queen, Boudica, is brilliantly realised. Her battles against Rome are both heart rending and magnificent”


“These books area an immense accomplishment, a quartet that gives us back our own history. They will be read and re-read many times ”


“Great imagination … fast moving action and spine-tingling battles. Wonderful ”


“I have just finished Manda Scott’s Boudica quartet. I was totally sucked into her world… It is both reassuring and tragic to think that we’re still not learning from our mistakes.”

Boudica: Dreaming the Serpent Spear

Britannia, AD 60: The tribes of Britannia are ready to seek bloody vengeance. Twenty thousand warriors are poised to reclaim their land from the invaders.

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.

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