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The Eagle and the Raven
The Eagle and the Raven | Pauline Gedge
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Spanning three generations, this historical novel tells the tale of Boudicca, the most famous warrior of ancient Britain, and Caradoc, the son of a Celtic king, who sets out to unite the people of the Raven and lead them against Rome.aCaradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Britain, raping Celtic women and burning villages to the ground.aHis efforts are also met with fierce opposition from Aricia, the vain queen of a northern tribe who swears allegiance to the Romans after Caradoc slights her, and from Gladys, CaradocOCOs warrior sister who falls in love with her Roman captor.aUnfortunately, CaradocOCOs endeavors are left unresolved when he is taken prisoner, but Boudicca, a strong-willed woman, ultimately takes up the cause that was CaradocOCOs legacy."
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drokka
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Unfortunately, I can't find my copy, which will make #onmoretry a bit more difficult. Nonetheless, once I find it, I'll try to get past the 50% mark and finish this beast of a book. #JuneTunz

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Cinfhen It sounds like a good read! 3y
JazzFeathers What a lovely cover. So atmospheric 😍 3y
drokka @Cinfhen The first third of the book was actually pretty good. Then it gets kind of weird. The same thing happened when I read Hippopotamus Marsh. I think she's one of those authors that, for me, has trouble carrying through a story. Others seems to really enjoy her works. 3y
drokka @JazzFeathers It is! I think that's not the cover of the edition I have, but I couldn't find a photo of that one. This, I believe is the cover you'll find on all the newer editions. 3y
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TrishB
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For hardcore fans of big historical books with tons of detail! If that's not your cup of tea probably shouldn't bother.
How do I still cry at the end of Boudicca's story? She was the first female figure of any note I remember learning about in school and she'll always have a special place in my heart 💟

LeahBergen Yep. I cried in this one, too! 3y
TrishB @LeahBergen 💝 gets me every time! 3y
xicanti Someone once told me Pauline Gedge is embarrassed people still read this book. I loved it too, so I can't fathom why. 3y
TrishB @xicanti aww....that's a bit sad! 3y
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TrishB
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#currentlyreading
This morning's titchy book has meant I feel the need for a larger book 😀

Andrew65 This looks suitably large! 3y
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TrishB
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#newyorkminute (bear with me!) Don Henley - The Eagles 😀 #rockinmay @Cinfhen
This is a whooping book @minkyb still on my tbr.

Cinfhen Nicely played!!! You sure do love your #chunkers 😂😂 3y
TrishB @Cinfhen I do, usually start them when I know I'll have a couple of quiet days 😀 3y
minkyb Good thing you don't have to pay by number of pages @TrishB @Cinfhen 😍 3y
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Cinfhen But @TrishB does get her money's worth out of these #chunkers @minkyb 3y
TrishB @minkyb @Cinfhen I certainly do 👍 3y
LeahBergen This one was good!! 👍🏼My cover is so different (scroll down under this title to see my post). (edited) 3y
TrishB @LeahBergen I think you were my first litsy recommendation for this book! I was slightly sad not to get your cover which is awesome! It is nearly at the top of the tbr 😀 3y
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LeahBergen
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One of the most kick-ass of #kickassheroines has to be Boudicca, the Celtic queen who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. #SeasonsReadings2016

I-read-and-eat Great pick! And this books is beautiful 😍 3y
rubyslippersreads Great cover! 3y
TrishB We have great taste 😀😀 haven't seen before so have just ordered! I was on a book buying ban til Christmas but I know hubby won't have got me this. The cover is gorgeous too 💗 3y
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Hobbinol Boudicca is bodacious!👏🏻 3y
LeahBergen @I-read-and-eat Thank you and yes, this cover is wonderful! 3y
LeahBergen @TrishB I hope you like it. I read it years ago! 3y
LeahBergen @Hobbinol Ain't she though? I wonder if I could pull off this look for the holiday season? 😉 3y
Hobbinol 😂I would stick with the festive green dress and that big cheese platter she's holding, but I'd leave the big ol' olive pick for special occasions when things get out-of-hand. Cheers! 3y
drokka I got about somewhere between a third and half the book and just got annoyed with her writing. I know a lot of people enjoy it, but I find her writing tedious. I should finish it though, conceptually a great story. 3y
LeahBergen @drokka I read it years ago but I definitely remember finding it slow-going up to (almost) the halfway point. It really picks up though. 🙂 3y
drokka @LeahBergen Ooooooh. I did not know that. I'll make it a priority in 2017. Maybe as a laundry room read. 3y
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