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Author: Manda Scott
"a powerful novel alive with love, deceit, wisdom and heroics of humanity…"
If you like Terry Pratchet you may also like this book on Boudica, because it tells of an alternative life, with the use of mystical powers. But is not set in an alternative dimension, it's based on this one, at a time when people who could see the future were regarded highly in their society ancestors were reveared, because they could help in times of difficulty, but with the coming of the Romans and their converts, who's brutality followed no honour code. These ancient Britons would find they needed a leader who would not be to tightly bound by their traditions. Boudica followed her survival instinc rather than sticking to the rules of the gods. Although this book is a mix of fact and fiction I feel it is very realistic and insightful look at how life would have been at this time of change. These people who lived more as one with the planet and natural rythams, would struggle to cope with new order of the Romans. I think this book is good because it helps us to understand the influence the past has on the future.