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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Like history?  
I LOVE history, especially Scottish history.
Today we welcome J.R. Tomlin, author of Freedom's Sword.

about the book:
(from Amazon)
Before William Wallace... before Robert the Bruce... there was another Scottish hero... 
In 1296, newly knighted by the King of the Scots, Andrew de Moray fights to defend his country against the forces of the ruthless invader, King Edward Longshanks of England. After a bloody defeat in battle, he is dragged in chains to an English dungeon. Soon the young knight escapes. 
He returns to find Scotland under the heel of a conqueror and his betrothed sheltering in the hills of the Black Isle. 
Seizing his own castle, he raises the banner of Scottish freedom. Now he must lead the north of Scotland to rebellion in hope of defeating the English army sent to crush them.

Freedom's Sword is a prequel to A Kingdom's Cost, Book 1 of The Black Douglas Trilogy.

My thoughts

I loved this book.  It was well researched and highly readable. I double checked some of the dates, historical facts...all are accurate.
A lot of action, some of it quite bloody and violent, but it represented the time in Scottish history.
This book is the first in a trilogy.  
4 stars

about J.R. Tomlin
(bio from her Amazon page)
Born in the US, in Texas to be specific, to a Scottish father and American mother, J. R. grew up in both the US and Scotland, mainly in the Edinburgh area, attended university at the University of Texas at Austin and now lives in the US Pacific North West.

She writes both Scottish historical fiction and co-authors (non-Scottish) fantasy with C. R. Daems.

This biography was provided by the author or their representative.

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Genre - Historical / War Fiction
Rating – PG

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