Daughters of Fire

Daughters of Fire

by Barbara Erskine


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ISBN-13: 9780007174270
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 04/02/2007
Edition description: New

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Daughters of Fire 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
thesnowtigress on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book was way too long. It just dragged on and on going back and forth with the characters going crazy and ugh, this took me forever to read (well, 3 months for me is forever). The cursed brooch pin and being spoken to or possessed by long-dead people just isn't my thing, sorry. Perhaps if you're into that sort of thing, you might enjoy this... I wish this would have been only about Cartimandua and not Vivienne, then it would have been a better story.
AlexDraven on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In theory, this should have blown me away, in fact - I pretty much only finished it because I'm stubborn. Well researched, as far as I can tell, I liked some of the secondary characters, and there are some lovely passages, but the plot structure is, I think, broken. On top of that, the character development doesn't exist, and the constantly shifting point of view issue really doesn't help.
Fliss88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This got off to a slow start for me, but something kept me reading and I'm very glad I did. As the ending approached I couldn't put the book down! Set in two worlds, Britannia at the time of the Roman invasion, and present day Scotland, we meet Cartimandua who will soon become Queen of the Brigantes, and Viv Lloyd Rees a Celtic historian based in Edinburgh. How this young Queen deals with her new role and the enemies that emerge, and how Viv and her friends are drawn into this story is full of the stuff of legend. Three characters from the past, three people from the present, an ancient brooch that carries a curse, all now linked between both worlds, and all having to deal with long held jealousy and a rivalry that could undo them all.