Daughters Of Fire

Paperback | August 16, 2007

byBarbara Erskine

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Two thousand years ago, as the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who will become the powerful queen of the great tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her people come ever closer. Cartimandua's world is, from the start, a maelstrom of love and conflict; revenge and retribution.In the present day, Edinburgh-based historian, Viv Lloyd Rees, has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen. She has written a book and is working on a dramatisation of the young queen's life with the help of actress, Pat Hebden.Cartimandua's life takes one unexpected turn after another as tragedy changes the course of her future. But the young queen has formidable enemies - among them Venutios, her childhood sparring partner, and Medb, a woman whose jealousy threatens not only her happiness but her life.Viv's Head of Department, Hugh Graham, hounds her as she struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real. Her obsession grows ever more persistent and threatening as she takes possession of an ancient brooch that carries a curse. Both Pat and Hugh are drawn into this dual existence of bitter rivalry and overwhelming love as past envelopes present and the trio find themselves facing the greatest danger of their lives.

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Two thousand years ago, as the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who will become the powerful queen of the great tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her people come ever closer. Cartimandua's world is, from the start, a maelstrom of love and conflict; revenge and retribution.In the present day, Edinburgh-based historian,...

An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of six bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty different languages. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester, and in a cottag...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.63 × 5.25 × 1.41 inPublished:August 16, 2007Publisher:Harpercollins (uk)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0007174276

ISBN - 13:9780007174270

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Daughters of Fire Quite involved and entertaining, her best for me was lady of hay. I have read most of her work and this is my second favourite.
Date published: 2014-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barbara Erskine is a Powerhouse! Daughters of Fire was a wonderful read! I have read all of Barbara Erskine’s novels and have enjoyed each and every one of them. It’s been a while since I have read one and this great novel reminded me of why she is one of my favourite authors. This book is classic Erskine with the world of hundreds of years ago colliding with modern day and people in the present are pulled back into history. While a bit of a thick book, I found it hard to put this book down and fell asleep with it on many a night. The story is rich in its detail and is compelling to the reader to learn what happens next. Barbara Erskine stays in my top group of favourite writers!
Date published: 2008-07-01