The Warrior's Princess

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Harper, 2009 - Celts - 547 pages
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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 Caratacus, king of the Brtitish tribes, 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  - Nicola Whyte - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the way that it switched between two time periods and how the characters interacted. However, I found the main protagonist really annoying. She did nothing to help ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rosie - Goodreads

I really enjoyed the concept of this book, and the first 100 or so pages were excellent. I love ghostly links across the ages, and I know the Roman period that Erskine writes about in intimate detail ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

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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