The Eagle and the RavenPauline Gedge
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. Caradoc's objective is not easily accomplished as the Roman army advances into Britain, raping Celtic women and burning villages to the ground. His 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, Caradoc’s warrior sister who falls in love with her Roman captor. Unfortunately, Caradoc’s endeavors are left unresolved when he is taken prisoner, but Boudicca, a strong-willed woman, ultimately takes up the cause that was Caradoc’s legacy.
Pauline Gedge (born 1945) is an award-winning and bestselling Canadian novelist.
Pauline Gedge's novels are mostly historical novels, set in Ancient Egypt. Stargate is a science fiction novel, The Covenant is a contemporary horror novel, and Scroll of Saqqara incorporates some fantasy elements.