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Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday 56 #10

This is a fun meme to do hosted by Freda's Voice If you'd like to join on the fun go to The Friday 56


 *Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Post it.
*Link it.
Warrior Daughter 
Inspired by first century AD warrior women, Janet Paisley's Warrior Daughter is a gripping adventure about one young woman's struggle to survive in the harsh Celtic wilderness.
2,000 years ago on the Isle of Skye, a warrior is born.
Daughter of an Iron Age warrior queen, Skaaha is wild, headstrong and revered. But she is also a child, and when a chariot race leaves the queen dead and her menacing rival Mara in her place, Skaaha's charmed life lies in ruins.
Vulnerable, her future imperilled, Skaaha seeks to forge a life beyond the new queen's reach. But with rumour, fear and danger sweeping the island, she cannot remain unmoved. Broken by brutal misfortune, alone in a world of mistrust, Skaaha must unearth the courage to confront her enemies in defence of her people.
Illuminated by the great Celtic fire festivals, Warrior Daughter is inspired by the historical Scathach, a fierce warrior woman of the first century AD and forerunner to the equally ferocious Boudicca.

Summary & Cover taken from
Length: 320 pages (Paperback)
Publication Date: Published November 1st 2009 by Viking (first published June 4th 2009)            

The warriors had come to celebrate Lunasa, the festival of fostering and fecundity which marked the end of summer. Reclining in the forge-keeper's house beside his brother, their leader Vass, tucked into steaming fish stew and watched a subdued Skaaha serve drink to his men.



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