29 November, 2015

Tour Review: A Year of Ravens: A Novel of Boudica's Rebellion by Ruth Downie, Stephanie Dray, E Knight, Kate Quinn, Vicky Alvear Shecter, Sja Turney, and Russell Whitfield

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Britannia: land of mist and magic clinging to the western edge of the Roman Empire. A red-haired queen named Boudica led her people in a desperate rebellion against the might of Rome, an epic struggle destined to consume heroes and cowards, young and old, Roman and Celt . . . and these are their stories.

A calculating queen sees the sparks of revolt in a king’s death.
A neglected slave girl seizes her own courage as Boudica calls for war.

An idealistic tribune finds manhood in a brutal baptism of blood and slaughter.

A conflicted warrior hovers between loyalty to tribe and loyalty to Rome.

A death-haunted Druid challenges the gods themselves to ensure victory for his people.

An old champion struggles for everlasting glory in the final battle against the legions.

A fiery princess fights to salvage the pieces of her mother’s dream as the ravens circle.

A novel in seven parts, overlapping stories of warriors and peacemakers, queens and slaves, Romans and Celts who cross paths during Boudica’s epic rebellion. But who will survive to see the dawn of a new Britannia, and who will fall to feed the ravens?


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Ruth Downie, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Kate Quinn, Vicky Alvear Shecter, S.J.A. Turney, and Russell Whitfield
Ruth Downie, Stephanie Dray, E. Knight, Kate Quinn, Vicky Alvear Shecter, S.J.A. Turney, & Russell Whitfield


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A Year of Ravens


Series: N/A
Release Date: 17 November, 2015
Publisher: Knight Media LLC
Genre:Historical Fiction
  • ASIN: B01634AIGC
Edition: eBook
Review Written: 28 November, 2015

Boudica has been one of my favorite historical persons, an oddity for her time and yet not quite. Always drawn to all things Celtic, I've done research many times into finding out the kings and queens of a more ancient Scotland. This collection of stories proved to be a masterfully written collection, sliding seamlessly from one point of view to another. I was pleased to discover new historical figures to research and to read their tales.

Perhaps the most striking story for me was the first one, the story of the Queen Cartimandua. Called the Cleopatra of the Celts, the queen's tragic story of being caught between her need for peace and old love that flowed away is a moving story. I found myself wrapped within the words and eager for more about all parties involved. I highly recommend reading this wonderful story collection whether you're a fan of Celtic History or simply want a good story.

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