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Rage Against the Dying Light

Jan Surasky


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Of all the woman warriors in myth and legend, few are more storied than Boudicca, the fierce red-headed queen who led the most celebrated Celtic rebellion in history. But, here, for the first time, Jan Surasky imagines Boudicca’s enthralling story of bravery and triumph from the Celtic perspective. In her extremely researched, vividly told novel, Boudicca bursts to life as never before. After a politically matched marriage to a much older king her world turns dark. Romans invade and at the king’s death attack the palace, breaking a pact that would have saved the tribe from doom, publicly humiliate Boudicca and assault her two young daughters. Betrayed and outraged she leads thousands of warriors into an epic battle to avenge her daughters and rid her beloved island of Roman tyranny. Beautifully written, grand in scope and intimate in detail, Rage Against the Dying Light resonates with the queen’s indomitable spirit placing her alongside no lesser woman warrior than Joan of Arc herself.

Praise For Rage Against the Dying Light

“A gripping, thoroughly engaging and deftly written novel from first page to last . . . solidly entertaining.”  —The Midwest Book Review

 "Surasky's genuine passion for her subject weaves a truly compelling story."  —Portland Book Review

"Vivid and fast paced . . . a fine Boudicca novel."  —Historical Novel Society

Sandalwood Press, 9780578051116, 229pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

About the Author

Jan Surasky is a former writer for a San Francisco daily newspaper. Her many articles and short stories have been published in national and regional magazines and newspapers. Her award-winning novels include Rage Against the Dying Light, Back to Jerusalem, and The Lilac Bush is Blooming. She lives in upstate New York.