The Warrior’s Princess

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HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 28, 2008 - Fiction - 480 pages
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The powerful new timeslip novel from the worldwide bestselling author of Lady in Hay, in which the fate of a young woman becomes entwined with the extraordinary history of a Celtic princess.

Jess, a young teacher in London, is attacked by someone she fears knows her well. Fleeing to her sister’s house in the Welsh borders to recuperate, she is disturbed by the cries of a mysterious child.

Two thousand years before, the same valley is the site of a great battle between Caractacus, king of the mighty Catuvellauni tribe, and the invading Romans. The proud king is captured and taken as a prisoner to Rome with his wife and daughter, the princess Eigon.

Jess is inexorably drawn to investigate Eigon’s story, and as the Welsh cottage is no longer a peaceful sanctuary she determines to visit Rome. There lie the connections that will reveal Eigon’s astonishing life - and which threaten to reawaken Jess’s own tormentor.

Barbara Erskine’s ability to weave together the past and the present, shedding light on a real but little-known figure, makes this a tremendous novel of Roman and Celtic history, passion and intrigue.

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User Review  - Frances - Goodreads

I couldn't get into this book as much as Time's Legacy by the same author which I found to be a more fascinating and wonderful read. Although the Warrior's Princess had a mysterious edge to it, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sherin - Goodreads

It's really a time-slip book, switching between the present day and the past, a mix of suspense,fantasy and romance. I liked the historical references. Read full review

About the author (2008)

A historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of many bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus three collections of short stories. Her books have appeared in at least twenty-six languages. Her first novel, Lady of Hay, has sold over two million copies worldwide. She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester and in a cottage near Hay-on-Wye.

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