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Ve preferred them to be brieferNevertheless they didn t stop me from enjoying the book as a whole and it s certainly a modern interpretation that I ll bear in mind as I begin transforming my notes into a full essay tomorrowwhich is totally not the reason I stayed up until midnight to finish this r anything A decent enough adventure yarn for the reader who s prepared to suspend a lot The Red Stockade of disbelief I felt it was spoiled by rather too many anachronisms eg rabbits and Norse place and personal names in the Iron Age Hebrides by the indiscriminate dumpingf modern anthropological parallels nto the past by projecting the bservations f Julius Caesar Strabo Tacitus etc n the Continental Celts in different periods to apply to Scotland to say nothing f the suggestion in the author s note f Iona as a centre The Something of druidismall a bitf a gallimaufry Irritating too is the gratuitous descriptions f sexual encounters Made me skip pages to get back to the real actionPersonal names are rendered phonetically this may be a help for folks who are unfamiliar with them but I felt that a pronunciation guide might have been useful And introducing a character by the name f Kaitlyn come n That goes iagainst i the phonetic spelling being itself derived from a mispronunciation f the Irish nameI think maybe I m just getting grumpy now for sword and sorcery fans OK but for those interested in closely researched historical fiction maybe not Enthralling and emotiveAfter reading Janet Paisley s White Rose Rebel I was eagerly awaiting her next novel Warrior Daughter than fulfilled my expectations It s a fascinating exciting story about Skaaha a real woman who lived A Killing Tide on the Islef Skye during the Iron Age Contrary to the custom Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard of the time Skaaha and her younger sister Eefay were raised by their natural mother the warrior ueen KerrigenSkaaha is 11 yearsld when her mother dies and the foundation L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations of her life is ripped apart With the new warrior ueen hostile to them the sisters have to leave all they are familiar with Skaaha rejects Eefay s suggestion that they both live with her father and become warriors choosing instead to go with herwn father and become a blacksmith Numerous difficulties follow but accompanied by her aunt Jiya and guided by the druid Ruan she eventually settles in makes friends and begins to build a new life It is a life that will not remain peaceful and undisturbed for longForeign raids begin to threaten the population robbers invade homes and Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! on what should be a happy day when she comesf age Skaaha experiences a brutal attack followed by the realisation that she has a hidden enemy Her life changes again and that drives the story through several dramatic twists and turns to its gripping finaleSkaaha lived in a culture that is unfamiliar to us during a period Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles of religious change Life was brutal but no so than nowadays Everyone had a contribution to make people were valued none went hungry The Royal Joust or homeless Janet Paisley creates an authentic society intelligently constructed from the limited information available Her writing is thought provoking enthralling and emotive Warrior Daughter is a superb novel by a highlyriginal author I can t wait for the follow up Set at the latter end American Maharajah of the Iron Age in the first centuryf the Modern era Warrior Daughter is about Kelts the Keltoi beautiful artistic poetic and ferocious especially the women These people are the progenitors f the Scotland we now know r at least nce knew Due to the fact they did not write their history but related their stories through ral bardic traditions much f ur knowledge f the Kelts is taken from what some would call mythological sources though notable Romans and Greeks did write about them However as a Scot who believes bardic tradition is a valid historical source this story reads with plausibility and is populated by three dimensional characters But then bvious from her author s notes Paisley has done much research into her characters and the place and time in which she sets the story It is this along with her excellent writing and story telling abilities that give this book its authenticityIn the telling The Quarterback's Crush of the story Paisley provides a fascinating look into a society that while male and female were eual women took the lead in the community Women were warriors and in many cases taught men the artf war and f love Her main character Skaaha is based n the real but little known Sc thach her name means Shadowy One who was a clever and fearsome Keltic warrior ueen from the Isle f Skye it is likely Scotland took its name from her Skaaha has all the courage skill and inventiveness f Sc thach and her story highlights a society that understood the value Achtung! Cthulhu of euality and respect for the feminine the divine mother but with some tension and conflict betweenld and new Druidic beliefsThe story begins O forge a life beyond the new ueen's reach But with rumour fear and danger sweeping the island she cannot remain unmoved Broken by brutal misfortune alone in a world Infamy of mistrust Skaaha must unearth the courage to confront her enemies in defencef her peopleIlluminated by the great Celtic fire festivals Warrior Daughter is inspired by the historical S cathach a fierce warrior woman f the first century AD and forerunner to the eually ferocious BoudiccaPraise for Janet Paisley's White Rose.
Ith the death f Kerrigan the ueen killed in a chariot race against a jealous rival Her daughters Skaaha and younger sister Eefay are sent to live with their respective fathers with that jealousy My Wishful Thinking of their mother s rival stalking them through their young lives It is against this background we follow the journeyf 11 year The Boy and the Blue Moon old Skaaha as she grows into womanhood where she herself becomes ueen at the agef 18 Her story is alive with great characters none so than Skaaha s half crazed warrior aunt Jiya feasts and festivals marking the cycles f time and the seasons and every child has two mothers as fostering for many reasons was important to the KeltsThe backdrop to the story is Kylerhea and Glen Elg n the north west coast The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 of Scotland arguably the most atmospheric beautiful and dramatic scenery anywhere in the world There is much nakedness sex and violence in this book mixed at times with no small measuref humour but they are all important to the story as these were violent times with tribal warring piracy and roaming Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest outsiders The Romans had not yet invaded Britain at the timef the story but were trading peacefully in the south and are nly whispers in this story In any event female sexuality played a large part in Keltic belief and tradition and cannot be ignored Nakedness and sex are nothing ut f the rdinary in this society they are norms What is ut f the rdinary is a brutal rape that takes place in the story and if anyone is unsure just what sexual brutality is then Paisley will leave you in no doubt at all It certainly shocked me and I am no prude It takes a skilled writer to write f such things and not make them gratuitous these are not gratuitousWarrior Daughter is a Scottish story but so too is it a story Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) of the world because at its heart it reminds usf something many modern cultures have forgotten the importance f the true voice f women in Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks our societies and apart from being a great read Paisley s Warrior Daughter provides a timely reminderf the importance and value Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of such things Ultimately the Romans did invade Britain and though they failed to defeat the women led tribesf the north Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition of Britain their patriarchal legacyf 400 years Heaven Next Stop of dominancen the south f the islands f Britain finally came to finally end the central role f women in Scottish society n 16 April 1746 at Culloden MoorBooks are difficult to write at the best Bases Loaded of times but books such as thisne are works Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of tallrder they take time dedication and attention to detail They provide great reward to the author n completion not always monetary it has to be said and by default are also rewarding for the reader Janet Paisley has written such a book from the atmospheric first sentence to the chilling declaration that is the last Warrior Daughter is a book that makes the ability to read a very worthwhile thing to have Warrior Daughter is the story f Skaaha daughter f the Celtic warrior ueen Kerrigan When Kerrigan dies unexpectedly in a chariot accident her rival Mara assumes leadership so Skaaha and her sister Eefay must leave the tribe Eefay goes to her father to train as a warrior while Skaaha chooses to train as a blacksmith with her wn father Skaaha begins a new life far from ueen Mara but not far enough the new warrior ueen s never ending jealousy sets in motion a tragic series When You Lose Your Job of events that change the coursef Skaaha s lifeAccording to the author s note Skaaha lived during the Iron Age but there are no written records f her until almost 1000 years later Her story survived in ral legend And what a story Skaaha lived in a matriarchal society women were revered held positions Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of power and were sexually uninhibited She was a fierce warrior who lived in a violent time her story is fast paced and at times brutalHaving known very littlef this time period Fantastic Post Office 03 or the druidic culture I was unprepared for some graphic scenes in the book so be forewarned Warrior Daughter is not for the faint hearted reader Some readers will beffended by the nudity sexuality andor violence in this book but I thought it was well researched and well written and I hope that Janet Paisley plans to write a seuel A beautifully written tale touching and Tim Crouch often heart breaking It isbvious that an awful lot f research went into writing this book and I appreciate that At times I think it was hard for me to put aside my preconceptions instilled in me by modern day social norms and s in particular concerning the vast number f sexual partners that everybody seemed to have Paisley did an excellent job Drawing the Human Head of bringing Celtic culture to life though she may have spent too much timen descriptions Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of their festivals and not enoughn Skaaha Sc thach s evolution into the ferocious warrior ueen she became Despite this I thoroughly enjoyed the story and will certainly be passing it DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle on tothers as a recommended title. Rebel'Heather igniting historical adventure' Sunday Times'A powerful historical page turner with a beautiful feisty heroine' ScotsmanJanet Paisley is the author f five poetry collections two f short fiction a novella and numerous plays radio TV and film scripts Accolades include a prestigious Creative Scotland Award Not for Glory stories the Peggy Ramsay Memorial Award Refuge a play and a BAFTA nomination Long Haul a short film Her first novel White Rose Rebel is available from Penguin.
Well worth a read I enjoyed it and it is much better than the last ne I read by this author On my way to Skye in 2010 to visit the site f Sgathaich s alleged fortress I called in at Culloden Battlefield s visitor centre and found Warrior Daughter Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, on the shelves I was stunned because as far as I m aware Sgathaichr Sc thach written as Skaaha in the book for bvious reasons has not been featured in any ther novels and she so deserved a story f her wn On reading it I was further stunned by the authenticity Pontius Pilate of the writing and how Janet had thoroughly researched and imagined the mysterious matriarchal and druidic culturef the 1st century Following Skaaha from young girl to womanhood and all the rituals endured and battle skills developed was enthralling reading and not for the faint hearted I just love how after years Livin de Life of simply speculating what life must have been like in such times it was finally brought vividly to life by this very talented author and anyone who has an interest about Highland lifen the cusp Aeralis of the Roman invasion will undoubtedly treasure this workSgathaich features in Celtic mythology it s impossible to say whether she was a real woman even though the Islef Skye could be a derivative Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half of her name and she was the warrior ueen who taught martial arts to the mighty Irish mythological warrior C Chulainn With that in mind I sincerely hope that the author will write a seuel to the young Skahaa s story because to me it snly Janet Paisley who can truly do her story justice I loved this book It s a very powerful engaging view into ancient Celtic culture and a great action story too The detail Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of a culture that really isn t well known is very good and I found it provoking to think about how their world worked in comparison tours today I loved reading about an ancient matriarchal society You can see the subtle shifting Radio Crackling, Radio Gone of power within the book itself as men begin asserting their way This is a very well detailed book and Janet Paisley does not shy away from graphic description nor does she sensationalize it Be warned that there is a very disturbing rape scene which may trigger some people Everything is there for a reason though and this story is a powerful dynamic musingn the rise The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of Skaaha daughterf Kerrigan the Warrior ueen It s a coming Limey Gumshoe of age book uite unlike anyther I have read I highly recommend it Warrior Daughter confirms Janet Paisley as a high calibre writer Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate of historical fiction Backed with detailed research this life storyf an Iron Age warrior is excellent When her home is lost the girl Skaaha chooses a new productive life working with iron As she grows up ignorant f the danger stalking her that is also cruelly disrupted The perennial themes f envy and vengeance make an engrossing exciting book set in a skillfully recreated Celtic culture Women in mythology and history particularly Celtic and Norse societies are ne f my special interests Tomorrow I m due to be drafting a research paper about them that I ve been working Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade on So it s no surprise that I ve come across Scathach the mythological woman warriorn which this novel is based even though I picked this up from the library unaware that it was about her I expected the book to end with her conflict against her sister Aifa here rendered as Eefay but that would have meant bringing Cuchulainn into it Instead it told an earlier storyIt was a refreshing break because in this novel the women are very much in charge It s a matriarchy inspired by the mother goddess and there s no concept Harcourt School Publishers Collections of just a girl anywhere within the text Too rarely do I get to read something like thatFor me it was a little too explicit not merely in termsf sex though that was extensive and inordinately detailed but likewise in violence and depictions From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of death There was also a brutal and detailed rape scene which I happened to be reading in school prompting me to angle the book away from anybody who might glancever my shoulder while I attempted to skim past it as uickly as possible I don t doubt that this is a fairly accurate portrayal On Toby's Terms of Celtic society which had nonef ur modern delicacy but it was enough to make me than a bit uncomfortable For sensitive readers I should warn that there is also fairly freuent bad language but these ARE warriors so what are you expectingIt was an interesting interpretation f familiar characters that was clearly well researched some Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land of the sources she references are texts I m using for my essay which pleased me but certainly not something I d passn to say my mother to read as it would horrify her no end I enjoyed the parts that weren t about sex a great deal than the steamy scenes which read a little like an incredibly crude biology textbook a mixture f anatomical precision and bad language I felt rather that I d just been through sex ed advanced edition and would. Inspired by first century AD warrior women Janet Paisley's Warrior Daughter is a gripping adventure about ne young woman's struggle to survive in the harsh Celtic wilderness2000 years ago Indiscretion on the Islef Skye a warrior is bornDaughter f an Iron Age warrior ueen Skaaha is wild headstrong and revered But she is also a child and when a chariot race leaves the ueen dead and her menacing rival Mara in her place Skaaha's charmed life lies in ruinsVulnerable her future imperilled Skaaha seeks
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Janet Paisley was an award winning poet author playwright non fiction and scriptwriter writing in Scots and English Born in 1948 in Ilford Essex of Scottish parents she grew up in Avonbridge a small village in Central Scotland Marriage a teaching career the birth of seven sons the death of one and divorce followedA prolific and popular writer first published in 1979 she features at