miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011

A Kingdom's Cost, J.R. Tomlin

Name: A Kingdom's Cost
Author: J.R. Tomlin
Series: The Douglas Trilogy
Publisher: Create Space
Format: Pdf.
Pages: 389 pages.
Website: http://jeannetomlin.blogspot.com
About the author: 
Born in the US to a Scottish father and American mother, J. R. grew up in both the US and Scotland, 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 (non-Scottish) fantasy. 

Where can you buy it:
Barnes and Noble
What goodreads says:
Eighteen-year-old James Douglas can only watch, helpless, as the Scottish freedom fighter, William Wallace, is hanged, drawn, and quartered. Even under the heel of a brutal English conqueror, James's blood-drenched homeland may still have one hope for freedom, the rightful king of the Scots, Robert the Bruce. James swears fealty to the man he believes can lead the fight against English tyranny. The Bruce is soon a fugitive, king in name and nothing more. Scotland is occupied, the Scottish resistance crushed. The woman James loves is captured and imprisoned. Yet James believes their cause is not lost. With driving determination, he blazes a path in blood and violence, in cunning and ruthlessness as he wages a guerrilla war to restore Scotland's freedom. James knows he risks sharing Wallace's fate, but what he truly fears is that he has become as merciless as the conqueror he fights.
My opinion:
My thanks to J.R. Tomlin for gifting me with this book :)Now this is the second book I read by this author and all I can say is I love the way she writes. Her characters are interesting and make you feel like you know them.
A Kingdom's Cost shares alot of features with Freedom's sword, as they are both biased on the same timeline, with different characters.
Here we meet James Douglas, who was also mentioned before, a young boy who's father is killed by the King of England.
We also meet the Bishop of ST. Andrews William de Lamberton who took in James as his squire after his father's death.
Allthough at the begining the book was a bit fast and there wasn't much time to get to know the characters, but once past those first chapters it gets better.
Overall the book was a really good historical, full of action, battles and blood. She pays alot of attention to the different details and that makes you feel like your actually in the book rather than reading it.
If you like Historical books you totally have to check hers out.
I give it 4 out of 5.

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