Amanda Scott's sweeping novel takes place in Tribal Britain in the
1st century A.D. She builds a believable story from the fragments
of recorded Roman history that describe the pre-Roman Iron Age.
Modern archaeology provides scraps for her imaginative fiction.
Boudica lived, but her story is a rich fabrication that makes one
yearn for more in subsequent books.
Young Breaca nic Graine witnesses her mother's murder by a renegade
Coritani warrior. The girl grabs her father's boar spear and kills
the intruder, earning her first red kill-feather, the mark of an
Eceni warrior. Breaca dreams, however, of holding the title of
Dreamer, a coveted tribal position. A Dreamer possesses the gift of