Black Douglas (Coronet Books)
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The story of the Douglas and Stewart Feud in 15th Century Scotland.
Sending along to Elsi with "A Flame for the Fire" as a RABCK. Enjoy!
Thank you so very much. RABCKs are so nice to get.
In researching this book, I find that Nigel Tranter is considered one of the most outstanding British authors of historical novels. The description of this book from http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/ says:
It was almost inevitable that in the 15th century the new Scots royal House of Stewart would have to come to a reckoning with the great House of Douglas. The death of young Will Douglas's father plunged him into a world where might prevailed and the end justified the means.
A delightful book for those who enjoy stories of Scotish and English history.
Received via Historical Fiction VBB on bookobsessed.com Thank you, elsi, for sending it so quickly :)
Journal Entry 5
Sarajevo, Sarajevo Bosnia-Herzegovina on Sunday, December 25, 2011
Scottish history is incredibly interesting and this book certainly represented it well. It had everything: battles, heroes, foes, intrigue and action. The reason why it took me so long to read it is because I found the main character to be really annoying and rather naive and stupid. At first. Later in the book, I found myself rooting really hard for him ;) Really good book, though maybe not everyone's cup of tea.