|Warrior Queen (2005) [Novel]|
by Alan Gold
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(From the publisher):
In 43 AD, Britain was a land of warring Celtic tribes, ripe for the taking by the aggressive Romans. Some chose to fight the invaders. Others chose capitulation. When the Iceni yielded to the Romans, the tribe was thro into civil war, for there were those among the Iceni who feared the loss their Druid ways. One such woman was Boudica....
Boudica was loyal and fearless, and her soul burned with patriotic fervor. But a marriage was arranged for her to a pro-Roman Iceni nobleman from another village, who was appointed King of the Iceni by the Roman authorities. Thrust into the role of queen, Boudica had to quell her rebellious spirit for the good of her people--and for seven years, peace reigned among the Iceni.
But when her husband, Prasutagus, died, his taxes and debt owed to the Roman Empire were called to account and Boudica found herself unable to pay. After years of loyal service to the Romans, she and her two young daughters were brutally betrayed. And though her body healed, Boudica's spirit never did. With the conviction of a hero and the courage of a warrior, she united the Celts against their enemy. The fury of her unleashed vengeance threw the Roman forces into chaos, made her a goddess to her own people--and carried her into the history books as a true heroine of the British people....
Original title: Warrior Queen
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Ancient World (Greece, Rome, etc)