Eagle And The Raven

Mass Market Paperback | December 6, 2005

byPauline Gedge

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She was the flame-haired Boudicca, Queen of the Britons, whose passion and pride lit up the mysterious world of the ancient Celts. From the valleys and mountains of still barbaric Britain to the classic grandeur and corruption of Claudius's Rome, here is the unforgettable drama of a warrior queen torn between love and destiny.

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 During the first century AD, the Celtics were aggressive tribal groups who treasured their freedom and fiercely fought for their rights. Often, under the tribal code, women even hunted and fought side-by-side with the men. Pauline Gedge takes readers deep into the Celtics’ history, covering a time span of more than three generations. ...

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She was the flame-haired Boudicca, Queen of the Britons, whose passion and pride lit up the mysterious world of the ancient Celts. From the valleys and mountains of still barbaric Britain to the classic grandeur and corruption of Claudius's Rome, here is the unforgettable drama of a warrior queen torn between love and destiny.

PAULINE GEDGE is the award-winning and bestselling author of thirteen previous novels, ten of which are inspired by Egyptian history. Her first, Child of the Morning, won the Alberta Search-for-a-New-Novelist Competition. In France, her second novel, The Eagle and the Raven, received the Jean Boujassy award from the Société des Gens de...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:896 pages, 7 × 4.4 × 1.9 inPublished:December 6, 2005Publisher:Penguin Canada

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ISBN - 13:9780140249484

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful I'll be the first to admit that the back cover is misleading, and indeed, the story does begin with Caradoc, but in order to understand the whole story, including Boudicca's uprise, one has to learn the back story as well. Caradoc's story and Boudicca's entertwine by Part Two, so it's not so far off in understanding. DON'T be misled or give up! This book got me started on Pauline Gedge's writing, and ever since I have been unable to stop reading her books. This book alone hooked me on the history and fantasy of Boudicca and the Iceni. Surely she is becoming more well-known now, but this book was a record-breaking novel at the time. Even now, several years later, the book breaks many trends and most of the rules. It's such a good read. Don't pass it up!
Date published: 2007-09-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful Adventure The Eagle and The Raven Caradoc, the youngest son of a dying British chieftain, is voted by the tribe to take his fathers place. In his new role as chieftain he struggles against a disloyal brother who sides with the Romans, and a second brother who is wildly unpredictable. Caradoc is tinted by self doubts and loneliness, but with the help of loyal friends and a strong family, he grows to become the greatest chieftain to unite the tribes against the Roman Empire. Caradoc fights against incredible odds for the greatest treasure of all, for their freedom. Although the first few chapters are somewhat slow, I highly recommend that you press on! The beginning of The Eagle and The Raven is dedicated to character introduction, as well as providing readers with a sense of time and location. Once you’re hooked, there’s just no putting it down. This story sweeps readers into a world of struggle, fantastic mysteries, and wonderment.
Date published: 2006-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I found this book in high school and it was the most amazing story. My family is of Celtic ancestry and this book gave me a glimpse of the past. It was a wonderful read and it is has become one of my favorite books. I have gone back to read it again and again. My only wish is for Pauline Gedge to write another novel based in the Celtic world. I recommend this book to everyone.
Date published: 2005-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you only ever read one book again,read this one The Eagle and the Raven was the most riviting and exciting book that I have ever in my entire life had the intense pleasure of reading. I felt emotions coming over me in waves as if I were in the actual story. I wanted to pick up a sword and defend my country. I wanted to put a beating into those pompous Romans who have long since demised. Originally I picked up this book because I wanted to learn more about the woman who had defeated the Roman army. I found myself enthrawled in the many different stories that brought this mighty woman to power. One word of caution however - do not read this book if you require a lot of sleep or you have something more important to do than read a wonderful book from beginning to end in one night. Once you pick this addictive book up, you will not put it down until it is finished. One more word of caution, when your red tired eyes are finished reading this page turner, you will be begging for more of this story, and wishing that you had read it more slowly and savoured the words just a little more. I am proud to call Paulene Gedge Canadian, she is an asset to our country.
Date published: 2000-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A vivid recreation of a distant time and place. I thought this was an amazing piece of writing. Though long, it held my attention and when I finished it I really missed this book. I'd definitely recommend it. I didn't even care that this book was not really about Boudicca at all.
Date published: 1999-10-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Who is this book about? Yikes, The Eagle and the Raven does ramble on and on a lot. You'd think from reading the back cover that the main character would be Boudicca, but it's not. In fact, I'm hard pressed to say who the main character is since there are so many. What a longwinded narrative, jumping all over the place with different characters who are scattered everywhere. You never find out what happens to some of them and the others find horrible endings. I wouldn't let a kid read it either due to its violent content. Tragic, bloody, confusing and way too long. Don't bother.
Date published: 1999-08-30
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Clear I found that while reading this book, that the summary on the back is not correct to the telling of the story. I have gotten to chapter 11 and it only mentions Boudicca once.
Date published: 1999-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Eagle and the Raven Gedge has to be one of the most gifted authors I have read of late. Civilizations lost and forgotten in the shadows of time come to life in vivid colours under her masterful pen. This 900-page novel takes up back to the dawn of modern England, as the ancient Celts struggle valiantly to resist the tide of Roman oppression rising against their shores. Gedge takes her time setting the stage, and her beginnings seem sluggish. However, I have been greatly rewarded for putting up with this one shortcoming.
Date published: 1999-04-19

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 During the first century AD, the Celtics were aggressive tribal groups who treasured their freedom and fiercely fought for their rights. Often, under the tribal code, women even hunted and fought side-by-side with the men. Pauline Gedge takes readers deep into the Celtics’ history, covering a time span of more than three generations. First is Caradoc, a king’s son, who unites of people of Raven to fight against Rome. While he’s gone, his wife Eurgain betrays him after months of waiting for his return. Then Caradoc’s sister, Gladys, dangerously falls in love with her Roman captor. With vivid images and rich text, The Eagle and the Raven will hypnotize the reader until the very end.