Part 1 in Manda Scott’s telling of the Boudicca story introduces us to Breaca as she grows from childhood to become as a warrior of the Iceni, and her brother Bon, captured by enemy Arminius and taken as a slave to Roman Gaul where he ends up a soldier in the Roman Army, returning to Britain under the leadership of Gaius Suetonius Paulinus in the invasion of AD 60 / 61.
The audiobook is unabridged, with I like but it makes for a lot of listening….
A first part of a trilogy, the final instalment of which (Alexandria) was lauded in The Guardians picks books to be published in 2021.
So I thought I’d start at the beginning, especially as The Wake is set at the time of the Normal Conquest, and I do like my history.
I didn’t get past the first page – I’d not realised it was all in (phonetic?) Old English. In normal times I might have persevered but in COVID times and on holiday, I felt the need for an easier read.