Daughters of Fire

  • Title: Daughters of Fire
  • Author: Barbara Erskine
  • ISBN: 9780007174270
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Paperback
  • Daughters of Fire The sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of LADY OF HAY switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women Two thousand years a
    The sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of LADY OF HAY switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women Two thousand years ago, as the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who will become the powerful queen of the great tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her people come ever closer CThe sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of LADY OF HAY switches between Roman Britain and the present day where history dramatically impacts on the lives of three women Two thousand years ago, as the Romans invade Britannia, the princess who will become the powerful queen of the great tribe of the Brigantes, watches the enemies of her people come ever closer Cartimandua s world is, from the start, a maelstrom of love and conflict revenge and retribution In the present day, Edinburgh based historian, Viv Lloyd Rees, has immersed herself in the legends surrounding the Celtic queen She has written a book and is working on a dramatisation of the young queen s life with the help of actress, Pat Hebden Cartimandua s life takes one unexpected turn after another as tragedy changes the course of her future But the young queen has formidable enemies among them Venutios, her childhood sparring partner, and Medb, a woman whose jealousy threatens not only her happiness but her life Viv s Head of Department, Hugh Graham, hounds her as she struggles to hide her visions of Cartimandua and her conviction that they are real Her obsession grows ever persistent and threatening as she takes possession of an ancient brooch that carries a curse Both Pat and Hugh are drawn into this dual existence of bitter rivalry and overwhelming love as past envelopes present and the trio find themselves facing the greatest danger of their lives.

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    About Barbara Erskine


    1. An historian by training, Barbara Erskine is the author of six bestselling novels that demonstrate her interest in both history and the supernatural, plus two collections of short stories Her books have appeared in at least twenty different languages She lives with her family in an ancient manor house near Colchester, and in a cottage near Hay on Wye.


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    1. Τελευταία διάβασα πολλά πράγματα για τη βασίλισσα Cartimandua έτσι έμαθα για την ύπαρξη αυτού του βιβλίου. Διαβάζοντας την περιγραφή, βέβαια, κατάλαβα ότι δεν πρόκειται ακριβώς για ιστορικό μυθιστόρημα αλλά η κεντρική ιδέα που είναι η μεταφυσική σύνδεση της ιστορίας της με μία [...]

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    2. DAUGHTERS OF FIRE is another engaging, atmospheric and utterly spooky story from Barbara Erskine, who has cornered the market in supernatural time-slip fiction. It's a bit of a companion piece to THE WARRIOR'S PRINCESS, once again with modern-day characters investigating a Celtic past.The book follows a set formula with half the story playing out in history and another part playing out in our contemporary world. As usual for this author, the historical part of the story is truly engaging and oft [...]

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    3. If you're looking for a Diane Gabaldon or Frank Delaney Fix, this book isn't it. The characters are exasperating. I kept feeling like I was watching an overly anxious person trying to decide if he should step off a precipice - turning back, wringing hands, muttering to himself for HOURS about the big decision. Then I notice that the "precipice" is just inches from the bottom. Tedious! Some of the Celtic lore is interesting but the author makes the reader work for it. She hides interesting story [...]

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    4. As always Ms. Erskine captures the reader's imagination and scares the peanuts out of you. I don't recommend reading her books alone late at night. The details (imagined and documented) drag you into the book, you can smell the earth and feel the fear and anger of her characters. She creates a descriptions that surround you as you read.

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    5. Yet another great read from Erskine, could not put this book down towards the end!Its also interesting as it ties in with her other book 'The Warrior's Princess', looking forward to the next book of hers I have waiting to be read!

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    6. Well written just not what I was expecting.

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    7. Slow to get in to, but once I did I couldn't put it down! I was a bit disappointed in some parts though, but overall it had me on the edge of my seat once I got in to it.

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    8. I took this book with me to Texas last month since it was a big book that I knew would keep me company on the flights and in the airport. I have no idea how I came across this author but this was one of two books by her that I really wanted to read. Her books are not available here in the States, but I managed to get my copy via PBS last year.I loved the story of Cartimandua. I never heard of her, probably because all of the focus has always been on Boudica, who was her contemporary. But here is [...]

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    9. Part historical fiction, part ghost story. I really enjoyed both parts. The history is really well written, as is the ghost story. The one issue I did have with the book, is that towards the end the switching between the two became a little laboured. It felt as though the story was being dragged out somewhat, which is a shame. Overall though a very enjoyable and tense read.

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    10. Bought it on the basis that it was - sort of - about Cartimandua, Queen of the Brigantes. And on the strength of three other Erskine books that I had.

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    11. In true Barbera Erskine style this book is just brilliant !!!

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    12. Read this last year and I honestly screamed, cried, screamed, laughed and then cried again:)))

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    13. This is a book in one of my 'Connected Reading' threads. The first book was A Brief History of the Celts by Peter Berresford Ellis (review here). The book mentioned two of the very few Celtic queens; Cartimandua and Boudica. This book is about Cartimandua. As Peter Berresford Ellis mentions, we don't know so much about these queens, or the early Celtic tribes since there are no written sources to be found. Archeological finds, and mostly, references from the Romans are the base of what we know t [...]

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    14. In Barbara Erskine's novel Daughters of Fire, protaganist Viv Lloyd Rees is about to realize a dream with the publication of her scholarly work on Cartimandua, a little known British tribal queen remembered only for betraying Britain to Imperial Rome. Although her book includes information on Cartimandua never before known, it is generating much advanced buzz mainly for the severe criticism leveled against it by Viv's friend and Department Head, Dr. Hugh Graham. Hugh, also a Celtic expert, argue [...]

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    15. I originally read this book when it was first published in 2006 and I had forgotten most of the story. I think I enjoyed it more this time round. It is a long, many layered, atmospheric novel which really holds your attention from the first page to the last. If you like time slip novels you will love this. Viv Lloyd Rees has written a book about Cartimundua who ruled the powerful Brigantes tribe at the time of the Roman invasion of Britain. She was a powerful woman and Viv gets totally immersed [...]

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    16. As usually with Barbara Erskine's books - the first half was good, but sometimes a little slow paced for me, and the other half was absolutely breath-taking. Nothing quite reach the level of On the Edge of Darkness (I don't think I'm ever gonna be able to get over Brida, deal with it) but Erskine's books are just the right mix of adventure, excitement and descriptions. As much as I don't like too many descriptions in books I could read the Erskine's all day. I don't know if she's a real expert o [...]

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    17. My mother and I have slightly different tastes in genres. She prefers the historical fiction/sagas whilst I prefer a bit more variety. She’s currently going through a Roman Britain/Celt phase and has been reading a lot about Boudicca. She came across this book and really liked that it covered a different Celt Queen who dealt with the Roman invasion in a very different way to Boudicca. She lent it to me under the guise of it being ‘interesting’. I decided to trust my mum on this one and giv [...]

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    18. This book is about the great power that is obsession in love, hatred and longing. How such a power has transcended the ages from Iron Age Celts to present day and the troubled souls who want their true story to be heard against the Roman account of their invasion pick two unsuspecting expert historians who slowly become pawns to the echoing memories of the past.The book is a fantastic read! Hooks you from the start and keeps you turning page after page, always wanting to know what was going to h [...]

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    19. Wasn't as good as the last one I read and I thought this one was quite boring. I didn't like any of the characters adn didn't like the fact there was no hint of romance either. Several characters echoed through as being similar to the ones in the last. Steve's mum and the card reader? I don't know but the similarities were a bit odd. Not one of her best.

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    20. What can you say, other than great book. Good narrative and well thought out characters and plot. Loved the story of Cartimandua and the narrative.

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    21. I could not put this book down. It was engaging from start to end. The description of both the fantastical and the historical was superb.

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    22. A good novel, set in Celtic Britain during the Roman invasion.

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    23. Not my favorite Erskine book because I really couldn't stand any of the modern day characters. However, the plot eventually pulled me in and I found myself wishing we knew more about the historical characters.

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    24. Barbara Erskine is my favourite author, I have all her books and would highly recommend each and every one. You won't be able to put them down! There are characters from the past and present intertwined in a single story, grounded in historical fiction and they're always full of ghosts. Gripping.

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    25. I enjoyed the historical side to this story and would have been happy if the story had just stayed in the past. In fact I would have preferred it. The modern tale side of the story threatened to take over and towards the end of the book I felt it had.

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    26. It is a fair book of fiction. As a person who loves history, I wasn't really impressed. It could have been much more interesting and thus, entertaining. There were parts of it which I really liked. Nothing like Diana Gabaldon's books though.

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    27. I love historical fiction and usually I at least have an idea of the background which can work to the good (I know some of the surrounding details) or to the bad (when said details are deviated from). Roman Britain and Celtic traditions, however, were new to me so that was an ace right from the start!The best thing about this book for me were the characters, both past and present. Cartimandua is an amazing woman and if half of what was in the book is actual history, I'd love to know more about h [...]

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    28. This is one of the times I wish there were half-stars. I would have given this two and a half stars. I was overall disappointed, but it wasn't a HORRIBLE book, just not really three stars and not bad enough for two stars.I read Erskine's Lady of Hay years ago and loved, loved, loved it! Then I read two more of her books and soon realized she just has the one story, that she wraps around different characters and different times. I got bored with her books quickly and never read any more of them.T [...]

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    29. Some of Barbara Erskine's books are so good, so dramatic and well written that you never want them to end. Not so with Daughters of Fire. Grammatically, it had a few errors so that I was forced to re-read paragraphs to make sense. The next issue was with pacing. It was so slow, then all of a sudden five different events happen over 2 pages. Then Walking up a hill again. How boring. Erskine can do multiple viewpoints well on occasiona, however in this book, in the same bloody paragraph it can go [...]

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    30. I would have liked to give this book 2.5 stars. I enjoyed the historical part of the book, but I didn't much like the modern. The characters were all a bit annoying to be honest. I did not like the automatic writing business. It's not that this is a bad book. I think if you enjoy that supernatural sort of thing & especially if you like spooky stuff, you'd like this. But it was not for me. I just kept thinking of Dumbledore's advice to Harry Potter - "it does not do to dwell on dreams and for [...]

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